Universität Wien FIND

280512 SE PM-Astr: Dynamics of Stellar Systems (PI) (2019W)

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max. 8 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

09.10.2019 will be cancelled due to a workshop

Wednesday 02.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 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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