Seminar on Astronomy and Astrophysics ("AstroSem")
Course #6961 (SS10) / module
Elective Seminar in Experimental Physics (Advanced
Studies), 4 credit points
Wahlpflichtseminar in Experimentalphysik (Hauptstudium)
Mondays, 14 st (14:00) o'clock, HS Astronomy, Auf dem Hügel 71.
(Presentation of topics with all participants begins Monday, April 12th, 2010 (at 14:00) in HS of Astronomy.)
Supervision: astronomy lecturers and group leaders.
Organization: Pavel Kroupa (Tel.
Please note: The
seminars take place on the very first day given above, and then
only on those days when a talk is scheduled below. On the other days
the students do not have to be present.
Each student selects a topic which he/she will report on. For the list
of available topics see below.
Preparation of Talks:
Material for the
seminar is provided by the supervisors (copies of papers,
pens, transparencies, slides, overhead, beamer).
If you wish to use a
beamer, contact your
supervisor in time!
Quality of Talks:
will be the first time that you encounter up-to-date scientific
literature in the form of research papers. Research papers
are not easy to read, and this is one of the hurdles you will need
to pass on your way to giving the talk.
A research paper typically contains references to
other papers. Which of these
you should follow-up will be clarified by talking to your supervisor.
Following-up some of the cited literature will teach you how to
manifold of professional literature.
talks ought to be prepared for the benefit of
your fellow students. Therefore this is an excellent chance to
practice your didactic skills. The aim is to communicate science.
or blue backgrounds as these
put the audience to sleep.
Avoid green lines or writing
Best is to use a simple white background with black or blue
letters for the writing.
While the talks may be held in German,
the supervisors strongly encourage
you to talk in
English, as this benefits your training.
Scheine / certificates:
This course is worth 4 credit points. The corresponding
certificate ("Schein") is awarded if the
student (a) attends the seminars of the other students and (b)
holds a presentation.
The certificate can be picked up in the office of Mrs Elisabeth Danne
on the third floor at the
end of the semester.
Currently proposed topics: (a
Topics will be introduced by the supervisors (please contact them)
on the first (organizational) meeting (April 12th),
can be offered
already during the
vacation period. If you chose a subject during the vacation period, you
to give your seminar at an early date of the semester.
topis has been taken already):
t1) "Suzaku Observation of Abell
1689: Anisotropic Temperature and Entropy Distributions Associated with
the Large-Scale Structure"
Kawaharada et al., 2010
t2) Active galactic
hot dust in NGC 4151"
Jörg-Uwe Pott et al. 2010
This publication summarises all near-infrared interferometric studies
galaxy with some reference also to the mid-infrared studies. The study
this individual galaxy is thus well adapted for an introduction into
field of infrared interferometry of active galactic nuclei.
Infrared Nuclear Emission of Seyfert Galaxies on Parsec Scales:
Testing the Clumpy Torus Models"
Cristina Ramos Almeida et al. 2009
This article combines both mid-infrared observations of active galactic
as well as clumpy torus modelling, thus giving a good access to the
research field of dusty tori in active galactic nuclei.
3) Formation of disk
galaxies in the standard cosmological model (one paper has been
taken by a student, but this topic alows more than one presentation):
"The Edge-On Perspective of
Bulgeless, Simple Disk Galaxies "
(t) "At the heart of the matter:
the origin of bulgeless dwarf galaxies and Dark Matter cores"
Governato et al., 2010, Nature
Agertz et al, 2010, MNRAS
"Cosmological Galaxy Formtion
Simulations Using SPH"
Stinson et al., 2010, MNRAS
Pavel Kroupa (AIfA)
(not available: 3.05.-6.05.,
t4) "The remnants
of galaxy formation from a panoramic survey of the region around M31"
McConnachie et al. 2009, Nature, Volume 461, Issue 7260, pp. 66-69
t5) "Do hot haloes around
galaxies contain the missing baryons"
Anderson & Bregman
interaction of a magellanic leading arm high-velocity cloud with the
Milky Way disk",
McClure-Griffiths et al. 2008, ApJ 673, L143
to black hole dominated
nuclei of galaxies and their causal connection
Böker (2010, IAUS, 266, 58), (arXiv:0910.4863v1)
Fundamental Relation between Compact Stellar Nuclei, Supermassive Black
Holes, and Their Host Galaxies
Ferrarese et al. (2006, ApJ, 644, 21), (arXiv:astro-ph/0603840v3)
coexistence of massive black holes and dense nuclear star clusters
Graham & Spitler, (2009, MNRAS, 397, 2148), (arXiv:0907.5250v1)
between central supermassive black holes and the globular cluster
systems of early-type galaxies
Burkert & Tremaine, 2010, ApJ submitted, arXiv:1004.0137v2
Supervisor: Iskren Georgiev
of Winds of Weak-Lined T Tauri Stars: The Magnetic Field
Geometry and The Influence of the Wind on Giant Planet Migration"
Vidotto et al., 2009, ApJ,703, 1734
from Young Stellar
Objects in the LkHalpha 101 Cluster"
Osten and Wolk, 2009,ApJ,691,1128
Supervisor: Jonathan Braithwaite
Supervisor: Iskren Georgiev
Supervisor: Ulrich Klein
Supervisor: Alexander Kreplin
Supervisor: Karl Menten
Supervisor: Christiano Porciani
Supervisor: Gerd Weigelt
Supervisor: Sung-Chul Yoon