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450101 SE Astrophysics Summerschool (PI) (2022S)

(in remembrance of Ernst Dorfi)

Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 55 participants
Language: German, English



Blocked, Mo 26.9.2020 - Fr 30.9.2020, 9:30-12:30 and 14:30-17:30 on each day, Littrow HS1 ("Sternwarte")


Aims, contents and method of the course

The summer school is organised within the COSMOS branch of the doctoral school VISESS. This year's summer school will be in remembrance of Ernst Dorfi, covering his broad science topics with former collaborators and students as invited speakers.

The planned main topics of this school will be: 1) Stellar structure and atmospheres; 2) cosmic rays and supernovae, 3) stellar and galactic winds; 4) advanced methods in hydrodynamics and radiation; 5) primordial planetary atmospheres; and 6) protoplanetary disks.

The summer school provides a versatile platform for scientific exchange and networking for students and their supervisors. Students are encouraged to participate also in the organisation of the summer school, which will also receive financial support from VISESS.

The morning session on Tuesday 27th is hold online via BBB. All other sessions are hold in the lecture hall.

Monday 26th:
14:30 - 15:45 Christian Rab: "Protoplanetary/Planet-forming disks - The power of spectral line observations"

Tuesday 27th:
09:30 - 10:45 Susanne Hoefner: "Dust-driven winds of pulsating stars", online
11:00 - 12:15 Dieter Breitschwerdt: "Cosmic-ray driven galactic winds", online

14:30 - 15:45 Christiane Helling: "Exoplanet Atmospheres in the JWST era"
16:00 - 17:15 Peter Woitke: "Protoplanetary Disks"

Wednesday 28th:
09:30 - 10:45 Helmut Lammer: "What characterizes an earth-like habitat"
11:00 - 12:15 Kristina Kislyakova: "Atmospheric loss processes in the Solar system and beyond"

14:30 - 15:45 Manuel Scherf: "The evolution of planetary atmospheres: From Mars to Earth and beyond"

Thursday 29th:
09:30 - 10:45 Dominique Meyer: "Supernova Remnants"

14:30 - 15:45 Daniel Steiner, title: "The long-term influence of large-scale magnetic fields on the inner PPD"
16:00 - 17:15 Lukas Gehrig, title: "Co-evolution of stars and their protoplanetary disks (PPD)"

Friday 30th:
09:30 - 10:45 Günter Houdek: "Pulsating stars: helio- and asteroseismology"

11:00 - 12:30 3 student's talks
14:30 - 16:30 4 student's talks

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance with active participation in the scientific discussions, as well as your own presentation (with subsequent specialist discussion) on a selected scientific topic

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in all sessions; contributions to discussions;
own presentation on a selected scientific topic

Examination topics


Reading list


Association in the course directory


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