University of Heidelberg

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

Lecturers: Andreas Just, Rainer Spurzem

Winter term 2019/20 (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.

  • 16.10. (AJ) Planning Session
  • 23.10. --
  • 30.10. tbd
  • 6.11. (AJ) ...
  • 13.11. (AJ)
  • 20.11. (AJ)
  • 27.11. (AJ)
  • 4.12. (AJ)
  • 11.12. (AJ)
  • 18.12. --
  • 8.1. (AJ,RS) Dominik Ostertag: S4. Circumbinary discs with radiative cooling and embedded planets
  • 15.1. (AJ,RS) Andrej Hermann: S1. Unstable low-mass planetary systems as drivers of white dwarf pollution
  • 22.1. (AJ,RS) Bartosz Capecki: Distances and ages from isochrone fits of 150 open clusters using Gaia DR2 data
  • 29.1. (AJ,RS) Fabian Höft: Predicting Stellar-mass Black Hole Populations in Globular Clusters
  • 5.2. -- (MSc exam week)

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