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280519 VU PM-Nawi/PM-Astr Current observing trends in multiwavelength astronomy (PI) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Format: VU 2+1 hours

Time: Wednesday 9:45 - 11:15 + Wednesday 11:30 - 12:15

Location: Seminar room 1

Audience: The course is aimed primarily at advanced Bachelor's and Master's students who already have a general understanding of astrophysical concepts. The course will be held in English.

Grade: 1/3 Attendance (75% required to pass) + 1/3 Exercises (50% required to pass) + 1/3 Exam (50% required to pass)

Summary:
This course offers a deep overview of current astrophysical research with topics ranging from Solar/stellar to extragalactic astrophysics. Covering wavelengths from X-rays to radio, we would focus on each band individually and explain what physical processes are responsible for the emission in different wavelength regions. Further discussion will include available instrumentation, how to observe or access the data, and how to extract information out of it using state-of-the-art research techniques.

We will offer exercises to demonstrate the use of spectral, photometric and other data to learn more about the object of interest. For example, detecting and characterising an Earth-like planet around a Sun-like star is one of the big scientific goals in this century. Students will not only learn about the physics behind planet detection but they will also be provided with real high-resolution spectra and photometric data. They will learn how to analyse these data in order to detect a planet and determine its properties.

There will also be discussions on how to access and use archival data, most commonly used software, how to write observing proposals, and hands-on observations.

Wednesday 03.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 10.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 17.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 24.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 14.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 21.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 28.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 05.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 12.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 19.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 26.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 02.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 09.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 16.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 23.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 30.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course offers a deep overview of current astrophysical research with topics ranging from Solar/stellar to extragalactic astrophysics. Covering wavelengths from X-rays to radio, we would focus on each band individually and explain what physical processes are responsible for the emission in different wavelength regions. Further discussion will include available instrumentation, how to observe or access the data, and how to extract information out of it using state-of-the-art research techniques.

We will offer exercises to demonstrate the use of spectral, photometric and other data to learn more about the object of interest. For example, detecting and characterising an Earth-like planet around a Sun-like star is one of the big scientific goals in this century. Students will not only learn about the physics behind planet detection but they will also be provided with real high-resolution spectra and photometric data. They will learn how to analyse these data in order to detect a planet and determine its properties.

There will also be discussions on how to access and use archival data, most commonly used softwares, how to write observing proposals, and hands-on observations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grade: 1/3 Attendance (75% required to pass) + 1/3 Exercises (50% required to pass) + 1/3 Exam (50% required to pass)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course is aimed primarily at advanced Bachelor's and Master's students who already have a general understanding of astrophysical concepts. The course will be held in English.

Examination topics

Examination topics will be discussed in the first lectures

Reading list

Reading list and extra materials will be provided in the first lectures

Association in the course directory

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