AstroSem

Module: astro830
Main organizers: Prof. Dr. Cristiano Porciani and Dr. Emilio Romano-Diaz
Main contact for scheduling talks: Joseph Kuruvilla

INTRODUCTION SEMINAR on MONDAY APRIL 9th (see schedule below) 

Information for the SUMMER semester 2018

Welcome to the homepage of the Seminar on Astronomy and Astrophysics (astro830), a four credit point elective course in the Master of Astrophysics programme at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy, at the University of Bonn. Students give a talk, and answer relevant questions afterwards, based on a recently published research paper, as suggested by the supervisors. Students should discuss the topic, the content and the presentation of their talk with their supervisor prior to giving it.

Time and Place
Mondays, 14.15  ---> 15.45, Lecture Hall 0.012, AIfA.

The AstroSem introductory session will be on Monday the 9th of April 2018 at 14.00. The final AstroSem will be (TBD). Please note: exceptionally seminars will be held at a different time and/or place, please check the timetable below!

Students:  read your guide
Supervisors  read your guide

Very important: for this seminar course, the allowed registration and de-registration deadlines occur very early in the semester (registration 30/04/2018; de-registration 07/05/2018). Please be careful and do not miss them.

Very important: Every student should first read the guidelines (see above). Email requests will not be replied if the answers are already given in the AstroSem pages.

Time table

 Contact person for scheduling talks: Joseph Kuruvilla

Scheduled Talks
Date
SpeakerTitle/LinkSupervisorDates not available
April 23rd
Mohamed Elkhashab
A Whirling Plane of Satellite Galaxies around Centaurus A Challenges Cold Dark Matter CosmologyProf. Pavel Kroupa
April 23rd
April 30th
Jiwoong Jang
SHINING, A Survey of Far Infrared Lines in Nearby Galaxies. II: Line-Deficit Models, AGN impact, [CII]-SFR Scaling Relations, and Mass-Metallicity Relation in (U)LIRGSDr. Eleni VardoulakiMay 7th
April 30th
May 7th
Cagri ErciyesThe BAHAMAS Project: the CMB-large-scale Structure Tension and the Roles of Massive Neutrinos and Galaxy FormationDr. Hendrik HildebrandtApril 16th; May 14th; June 11th, 18th, 25th; July 9th, 16th
May 7th
Annabel Rolofs
Planetary Engulfment in the Hertzsprung–Russell DiagramDr. Luca GrassitelliApril 23rd
May 14th
Melih Kara
Probing Cosmology with Dark Matter Halo Sparsity Using X-ray Cluster Mass MeasurementsDr. Florian PacaudApril 23rd, 30th
May 14th
Florian KleinebreilA Binary Offset Effect in CCD Readout and Its Impact on Astronomical Data
Dr. Reiko NakajimaApril 9th, 23rd, 30th; June 11th
May 21st

Pentecost Break

May 28th
Alina MantheiAn Absorption Profile Centred at 78 Megahertz in the Sky-Averaged SpectrumProf. Cristiano Porciani May 14th
May 28th
Santana EllisIgnition of Detonation in Accreted Helium EnvelopesDr. Patrick NeunteufelApril 9th, 16th, 23rd
June 4th
Evgenii ChaikinPossible Interaction Between Baryons and Dark-Matter Particles Revealed by the First Stars Prof. Cristiano Porciani May 14th
June 4th
Peter David OhseAbsorption by Spinning Dust: a Contaminant for High-Redshift 21cm ObservationsProf. Cristiano Porciani May 14th
June 11th
Lavanya NemaniWhat if LIGO's Gravitational Wave Detections are Strongly Lensed by Massive Galaxy Clusters?Dr. Kaustuv Basu
May 14th
June 11th
Ashly K. SebastineReinterpreting Low Frequency LIGO/Virgo Events as Magnified Stellar-Mass Black Holes at Cosmological DistancesDr. Kaustuv Basu
May 14th
June 18th
Luis Eduardo Suelves
AGN X-ray Emission in Galaxy Clusters: Contamination to the ICM X-ray LuminosityDr. Miriam Ramos CejaApril 23rd, 30th
June 18th
Yvonne FichtnerDiverse Nuclear Star-forming Activities in the Heart of NGC 253 Resolved with 10-pc-scale ALMA Images Dr. Stefanie MuehleApril 16th, 30th; May 7th, June 4th; July 2nd
June 25th
Savvas ChanlaridisAccretion-induced Collapse from Helium Star + White Dwarf BinariesDr. Patrick NeunteufelApril 9th, 16th, 23rd
June 25th
Sangwoo Park
Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations of the Abell 3391/Abell 3395 Intercluster FilamentProf. Thomas ReiprichJune 11th
July 2nd
Pierre Burger
A Galaxy Lacking Dark MatterProf. Pavel Kroupa
July 2nd
Nhan Nguyen
Suzaku Observations of the Outskirts of the Galaxy Cluster Abell 3395, Including a Filament Toward Abell 3391Prof. Thomas Reiprich
June 11th
July 9th
Luis Aizpuru
Binary stars in the Galactic thick discDr. Carlo AbateApril 9th, 30th; May 7th; June 25th
July 9th
Heba Elkilany
Two Chemically Similar Stellar Overdensities on Opposite Sides of the Plane of the Galactic Disk Dr. Emilio Romano-Diaz
July 16th
Rui SIlva
An Independent Determination of the Local Hubble Constant.Dr. Florian PacaudApril 23rd, 30th
July 16th
Available Topics
DateSpeakerTitle/LinkSupervisorDates not available

Exploring the Dust Content of Galactic Winds With Herschel. II. Nearby Dwarf GalaxiesDr. Marcus Albrecht
April 9th
 Extreme Magnification of a Star at Redshift 1.5 by a Galaxy-Cluster LensDr. Tim Schrabback
April 16th, 23rd, 30th; May 28th; June 11th, 25th
How Black Holes Shape Globular Clusters: Modeling NGC 3201Dr. Sambaran Banerjee
July 2nd, 9th, 16th