University of Heidelberg

Dynamics of galaxies, star clusters and planetary systems (MVSem)

Lecturers: Andreas Just, Rainer Spurzem

Summer term 2017 (2 SWS)
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30, ARI seminarroom

This 'Masterpflichtseminar' is addressed specifically to master students, who intend to obtain the mantadory 'MVSem' certificate required for master studies. It is organised as a journal club, where every topic usually consists of a seminar talk by the student presenting one or more recent research papers. An additional written report of the presentation is required.


Please register here for participation

Time Plan

A presentation of possible topics, the choice of topics and time plan will be done in the first and second session (in brackets you find the available supervisors for each date). A list of topics as suggested by the lecturers can be found here. More and other suggestions are always welcome.

  • 19.4. (AJ,RS) Planning Session
  • 26.4. --
  • 3.5. --
  • 10.5. --
  • 17.5. (AJ) S. Geiser: J3. The shape of the inner Milky Way halo from observations of the Pal 5 and GD-1 stellar streams
  • 24.5. (AJ) M. Fischer: J4. Mass Distribution and Bar Formation in Growing Disk Galaxy Models
  • 31.5. --
  • 7.6. (AJ,RS) T. Möllers: J6. Evolution over time of the Milky Way's disc shape
  • 14.6. (AJ,RS) K. Gerbig: S5. Migration of giant planets in protoplanetary disks
  • 21.6. (RS) V. Vanzani: S3a. Intermediate Mass Black Holes in Globular Clusters: Prospects for detection of intermediate-mass black holes in globular clusters using integrated-light spectroscopy
  • 28.6. (AJ,RS) P. Trevisian: S3b. Intermediate Mass Black Holes in Globular Clusters: MOCCA-SURVEY Database I: Is NGC 6535 a dark star cluster harbouring an IMBH?
  • 5.7. (AJ,RS) T. Stuber: S2. Discovery of near-ultraviolet counterparts to millisecond pulsars in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae
  • 12.7. --
  • 19.7. (AJ,RS) L. Parcalabescu: S4. Central Star Cluster of the Milky Way: Triaxial orbit-based modelling of the Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster
  • 26.7. -- (MSc exam week)

(Responsible for contents: Andreas Just)
Contact: A. Just
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