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280510 SE PM-Astr Dynamics of Stellar Systems (PI) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

CORINA-VIRUS MEASUREMENTS: We will -- remotely -- continue this seminar. All organisational matters will be announced per e-mail and via Moodle. No meeting 14.10.2020 because of DYNAMITE workshop.

Wednesday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 18.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 20.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 27.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar encompasses the weekly meeting of the "Dynamics of Stellar Systems" research group at the Department of Astrophysics: https://www.univie.ac.at/dynamics/

The focus is on understanding the dynamical structure and evolution of stellar systems. In nearby galaxies and stellar clusters, the 'fossil records' of their formation are uncovered by constructing realistic dynamical models that fit their photometric and spectroscopic observations in detail. The latter include integral-field spectroscopy, observed motions and properties of individual stars, as well as (strong) gravitational lensing observations. 

Participants discuss recent scientific developments in this field of astrophysics in the form of reviews of publications (a.k.a. journal club), feedback from related international meetings, as well as informal presentations by participants.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment will be based on active participation, i.e., contributing to the discussions through asking questions and providing input.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The meetings are in English. It is recommended that you have completed the second-semester course ‘Extragalactic Astronomy’ as background though highly motivated MSc students in their first year are also welcome. A minimum participation of 75% is required as well as at least one informal presentation.

Examination topics

Theoretical and observational advances in "Dynamics of Stellar Systems".

Reading list

Potential reading materials will be suggested in the meeting announcements.

Association in the course directory

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