Pavel Kroupa: Teaching

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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:

START: 11.10.2020
Mondays 15:30-18:30 via ZOOM (we might switch to the lecture room as time progresses)

Tutorial:

Wednesdays 10:15-12:00 via ZOOM (we might switch to the main lecture room "Hoersaal Astronomie" in the AIfA as time progresses)

Instructor:

Pavel Kroupa

Tutor:

Srikanth Togere Nagesh (s6srtoge [@] uni-bonn.de)

Hours per week:

3+1

Credit points:

6

Prerequisites (unless exempted):

Vordiplom physics/BSc

Contents:

Schedule (subject to change)

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

Further information


For further information see ecampus and/or contact Dr. Jan Pflamm-Altenburg: jpa _at_ hiskp.uni-bonn.de

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)

Note: Due to the current situation, the teaching will have the following format:

The lectures will take place via ZOOM on the dates in the schedule found below, with the ZOOM link being emailed to all students registered via ecampus. The pdf file for the lecture script and the week's problem sheet will be downloadable as well. The tutorals will also take place on the dates given below. Unless decided otherwise, the written exam is expected to take place as scheduled.

Time and place:

Thursdays 15:00-18:00 via ZOOM

Start date:

April 15th 2021

Lecturers:

Pavel Kroupa (pkroupa [@] uni-bonn.de)

Tutors:

Srikanth Togere Nagesh (s6srtoge [@] uni-bonn.de)
Rachel Parziale (s6raparz [@] uni-bonn.de)
Elena Asensio (s6elena [@] uni-bonn.de)

Tutorials (begin: week of April 29th )

A: Mondays 16:00 - 18:00 (via ZOOM)
B: Wednesdays 13:00 - 15:00 (via ZOOM)

Hours per week:

Lectures: 3 hours per week, Exercise classes: 1 hpw (but exercise classes are offered for 2 hpw)

Prerequisites:

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

Contents:

Schedule

Literature:



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Seminar on stellar systems: star clusters and dwarf galxies (6953)

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 (6952)

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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