University of Heidelberg

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

Lecturers: Andreas Just, Rainer Spurzem

Winter term 2018/19 (2 SWS)
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30, ARI seminarroom, first floor

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.

  • 17.10. (AJ) Planning Session
  • 24.10. --
  • 31.10. tbd
  • 7.11. (AJ) ...
  • 14.11. --
  • 21.11. --
  • 28.11. --
  • 5.12. (AJ) Thomas Plewa: J3. The dynamically selected stellar halo of the Galaxy with Gaia and the tilt of the velocity ellipsoid
  • 12.12. (AJ) Robin Christoph Herlan: J4. The Influence of Sagittarius and the Large Magellanic Cloud on the Milky Way Galaxy
  • 19.12. --
  • 9.1. (AJ,RS) Valeria Politino: J1. Estimating stellar birth radii and the time evolution of the Milky Way's ISM metallicity gradient
  • 16.1. (AJ,RS) Stefan Umbrarescu: J2. The properties of energetically unbound stars in stellar clusters
  • 23.1. (AJ,RS) --
  • 30.1. (AJ,RS) Lukas Eisert: S1+S5. MOCCA-SURVEY Database: Eccentric Black Hole Mergers during Binary-Single Interactions in Globular Clusters + the impact of globular cluster properties
  • 6.2. -- (MSc exam week)

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