University of Heidelberg

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

Lecturers: Andreas Just, Rainer Spurzem

Winter term 2016/17 (2 SWS)
Tuesday 14:15 - 16:00, 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.

  • 18.10. (AJ) Planning Session
  • 25.10. --
  • 8.11. (AJ) --
  • 15.11. (AJ) --
  • 22.11. (AJ) E. Hopkins, J4: Kinematics and Velocity Ellipsoid of the Solar Neighborhood White Dwarfs
  • 29.11. --
  • 6.12. (AJ) I. Kerber, J2: Kinematics of symmetric Galactic longitudes to probe the spiral arms of the Milky Way with Gaia
  • 13.12. (AJ) M. Kramer, J8: Do open star clusters evolve toward energy equipartition? + P. Barth: J3: Hubble Space Telescope proper motion (HSTPROMO) catalogs of Galactic globular clusters
  • 20.12. (AJ) G. Patoulidis, Astrobio: Isotopes on meteorites and life
  • 10.1. (AJ,RS) S. Milanov, S4: MOCCA code for star cluster simulations - IV. A new scenario for intermediate mass black hole formation in globular clusters
  • 17.1. (AJ,RS) K. Reichert, S9: Close encounters involving free-floating planets in star clusters
  • 24.1. (AJ,RS) F. Scheuermann, S10: Challenges in Forming the Solar System's Giant Planet Cores via Pebble Accretion
  • 31.1. (RS) M. Mushtaque, S3: The dynamics of multiple populations in the globular cluster NGC 6362
  • 7.2. -- (MSc exam week)

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