Pavel Kroupa: Teaching

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Charles University in Prague: 2016/2017: University of Bonn: Winter Semester: University of Bonn: Summer Semester: Summer and Winter Semester:



0) Modern advances in galactic astrophysics: from scale-invariant dynamics to a successful theory of galaxy formation and evolution

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1) Lecture: The Physics of Dense Stellar Systems: the building blocks of the universe and the origin of stellar populations (astro8531; 6CP)

Time and place:

Mondays 15:15 - 18:00, Room 0.012 (Hoersaal, AIfA)

Tutorial:

Wednesdays, 10:15-12:00, Room 3.010, AIfA

Start date:

Monday, 16th October 2017

Instructor:

Pavel Kroupa

Tutor:

Shafqat Riaz (shafqatriaz.riaz [@] gmail.com),
Devina Misra (s6demisr [@] uni-bonn.de)

Hours per week:

3+1

Credit points:

6

Prerequisites:

Vordiplom physics/BSc

Contents:

Schedule

Literature:

Comment:

The vast majority of stars form in less than one pc sized groups or clusters containing from a dozen to millions of binary stars and which are far denser than galactic fields. Knowledge of the distribution and properties of, and of the dynamical processes within, these dense stellar systems is therefore important for understanding the properties and kinematics of stellar populations in and around galaxies.
This course gives an outline of the birth and dynamical evolution of star clusters, and of the dynamical processes acting within these dense stellar systems. The content of this course encompasses energy equipartition, stellar evolution, dissociation of binary systems and the acceleration of stars to high kinetic energies. Knowledge of these issues is useful for the understanding of star formation because most of the observed stars in galactic fields have been dynamically processed in their birth dynamical structures. It is also useful for understanding the kinematical and dynamical properties of galactic field stellar populations which differ in different galaxies. The integrated galactic initial mass function (IGIMF) and other integrated galactic field problems are taught.

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2) Numerical Gravitational Dynamics by Dr. Jan Pflamm-Altenburg (astro854; 4CP)

Further information

Comments:

The aim of this course is to impart knowledge how different stellar dynamical systems such as planetary systems, non-hierarchical few-body systems, star clusters and galaxies are integrated numerically. The students will learn what kind of algorithms are used to integrate a particular stellar system as well as how to use state of the art software for scientific research.

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3) Lecture: Astrophysics of Galaxies (astro821; 6CP)

Time and place:

Thursdays 15:00-18:00, Room 0.012 (Hoersaal AIfA)

Start date:

April 20th 2017

Lecturers:

Pavel Kroupa

Tutors:

Fateme Kamali [fkamali (at) mpifr-bonn.mpg.de]; Devina Misra [s6demisr (at) uni-bonn.de]; Shafqa Riaz [s6shriaz (at) uni-bonn.de]

Tutorials (begin: week of April 24th )

A: Mondays 16:00 - 18:00 (Room 0.005)
B: Wednesdays 13:00 - 15:00 (Room 0.005)

Hours per week:

Lectures: 3 hours per week, Exercise classes: 1 hpw (but exercise classes are offered for 2 hpw)
This course is worth 6 credit points.

Prerequisites:

The following lectures ought to have been attended:
Introduction to Astronomy I and II,
Stars and Stellar Evolution,
The Inter-Stellar Medium

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Seminar on stellar systems and galaxies (astro893, 4CP)

Time and place:

Tuesdays, 16:16-18:00, Room 3.010

Instructors:

Pavel Kroupa and Jan Pflamm-Altenburg

Scheine / certificates:

This course is worth 4 credit points. The corresponding certificate ("Schein") is awarded if the student (a) attends the seminar 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.

For:

10th semester and upwards

Hours per week:

2

Contents:

Current research problems

Literature:

The newest research papers

Comments:

Students and postdocs meet once a week for a presentation and discussion of a relevant recent and published research results.

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Seminar on theoretical dynamics

Time and place:

Fridays, 14:14-16:00 (or according to arrangement - please check with P.Kroupa), Room 3.010

Instructor:

P.Kroupa, Jan Pflamm-Altenburg

Scheine / certificates:

This course is worth 4 credit points. The corresponding certificate ("Schein") is awarded if the student (a) attends the seminar 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.

For:

Diploma/masters students and upwards

Hours per week:

2

Contents:

Comments:

Students and post-docs present the current state of their own research to a critical audience.


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Seminar on theoretical dynamics B

Time and place:

During the lecture-free time: Tuesdays 16:16-18:00 or Fridays, 14:14-16:00 (or according to arrangement - please check with P.Kroupa), usually Room 3.010

Instructor:

P.Kroupa

For:

Diploma/masters students and upwards

Hours per week:

2

Contents:

Comments:

Students and post-docs present the current state of their own research to a critical audience.


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Learning to use Nbody6 / Superbox / Phantom of Ramses (PoR)

Time and place:

Throughout the year in the institute

Instructor:

Tutors

For:

Masters/PhD students and upwards

Contents:

Comments:

The learning sessions take place with other students/postdocs acquainted with the codes, and intend to prepare the participants for research problems needing stellar dynamics as a tool (e.g. for the interpretation of GAIA data).



The above two images show the Nbody class on February 10th, 2010, organised and lead by Andreas Kuepper and Seungkyung Oh, on the 3rd floor of the Argelander-Institute.



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