Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wintersemester 2017/2018 
physics606  Advanced Quantum Theory Mo 1214, We 13, HS I, PI 

Instructor(s):  J. Kroha  
Prerequisites:  Theoretical courses at the Bachelor degree level, in particular, quantum mechanics; fundamentals of the theory of complex functions.  
Contents: 
 
Literature:  Relativistic quantum mechanics: Manybody quantum theory: Scattering theory:  
Comments:  The lecture course will, in particular, provide the fundamentally new insights that stem from the combination of quantum mechanics with special relativity and from the manybody formulation of quantum mechanics. The lecture and exercises will be given in English. More information and additional literature will be given on the lecture web page.  
physics611  Particle Physics Tu 1012, Th 810, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  N. Wermes  
Prerequisites:  BSc Vorlesung physik511 Physik V (Kerne und Teilchen)  
Contents:  • Introduction: overview, notations • Basics: kinematics, Lorentz systems, colliders and fixed target experiments • Scattering processes: cross section and lifetime, Fermi's golden rule, phase space, 2 and 3body decays, Mandelstam variables • Dirac equation, spin and helicity, QED • Interactions and fields • e+e annihilation • Leptonp scattering and the quark model • Symmetries and conservation laws • Strong interaction and QCD • Weak interaction • Electroweak unification and Standard Model tests • The Higgs Boson  
Literature:  The lecture does not follow a particular book but larger parts will be close to the book by M. Thomson, "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press Further useful books are: Halzen, Martin Quarks and Leptons D. Perkins Introduction to High Energy Physics C. Berger Elementarteilchenphysik D. Griffith Introduction to Elementary Particles P. Schmüser FeynmanGraphen und Eichtheorien für Experimentalphysiker  
Comments:  This lecture is recommended as the first course for master students interested in (experimental) particle physics.  
physics612  Accelerator Physics block course March 5th until 16th, 2018 812, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  M. Bai  
Prerequisites:  Courses in colleague level physics including classic mechanics, E&M, and all colleague level mathematics.  
Contents:  This twoweek block course is designed to give the introduction of fundamentals of the accelerator science and technology to the students who are interested in pursuing researches at accelerators, or considering accelerator physics as a possible career. Accelerator field not only offers rich beam physics but also involves engineering deeply. This course also intends to benefit the students from other fields such as engineering and computer science who are interested in the art of accelerating particle beams as well as its applications such as medical field. This scope of this course will focus on the fundamental concepts of particle accelerators. The lecture series will offer topics on accelerator developments history and its applications, and fundamental accelerating principles, and basic physics of linear optics and beam dynamics in a synchrotron. Introduction of beam properties and beam based measurements will also be offered. Upon the completion of this course, the students are expected to understand the basic acceleration principles of various accelerators, and to comprehend the basics physics of linear optics as well as beam dynamics in a synchrotron. The students are also expected to grasp the terminologies of basic accelerator physics as well as beam techniques so that they are comfortable in discussing with accelerator physicists and specialists.  
Literature:  "An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators," Wiley Publishers (1993) by D.A. Edwards and M.J. Syphers. "Accelerator Physics and Technology" World Scientific Publisher by S. Y. Lee.  
Comments:  During the two weeks, a series of lectures during morning sessions, followed by afternoon exercise sessions. The credit will be evaluated based on the final exam.  
physics614  Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics Tu 1416, Th 1416, HS, IAP 

Dozent(en):  M. Weitz  
Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse:  Optics, Atomic Physics, Quantum Mechanics  
Inhalt:   Propagation of Laser Beams, Resonators  Atom Light Interaction  Principles of Lasers, Laser Systems  Properties of Laser Light  Applications of Lasers  Frequency Doubling, Sum and Difference Frequency Generation  Parametric Processes, Four Wave Mixing  
Literatur:   P. Miloni, J. Eberly; Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988)  D. Meschede; Optik, Licht und Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)  F. K. Kneubühl; Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)  J. Eichler, H.J. Eichler; Laser (Springer, Heidelberg, 2003)  R. Boyd; Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, Boston, 2003)  Y.R. Shen; The principles of nonlinear optics (Wiley, New York, 1984)  
Bemerkungen:  The Lecture is suitable for BSc Students beginning with the 5. Semester and for MasterStudents.  
physics615  Theoretical Particle Physics Mo 1618, Tu 16, HS I, PI 

Instructor(s):  M. Drees  
Prerequisites:  Relativistic quantum mechanics. Introductory courses in particle physics and quantum field theory are helpful, but not essential. Basics of Group Theory  
Contents:  Classical field theory, Gauge theories for QED and QCD, Higgs mechanism, Standard model of strong and electroweak interactions, Grand unification, Nonperturbative aspects of the standard model Physics beyond the standard model  
Literature:  Cheng and Li, Gauge theories of elementary particle physics Halzen and Martin: Quarks and Leptons Peskin and Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory Aitchison and Hey: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics  
Comments:  The course (both lectures and tutorials) are in English. A condition for participation in the final exam is that 50% of the homework of this class have been solved (not necessarily entirely correctly). The first lecture will take place on Monday, October 17th  
physics616  Theoretical Hadron Physics We 1417, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  A. Nogga, A. Rusetsky  
Prerequisites:  Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Quantum Theory  
Contents: 
 
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Comments:  A basic knowledge of Quantum Field Theory is useful.  
physics719  BCGS intensive week (Advanced Topics in High Energy Physics) 02.10.2017  06.10.2017 Konferenzraum II, PI 1.049, PI 

Instructor(s):  E. von Törne  
Prerequisites:  For the exercises, basic knowledge of C++ or a similar programming language would be good.  
Contents:  BCGS Intensive Week, "From Hits to Higgs"  a Discovery Simulation for Physics at the LHC 2.6. October, Conference roomII, Physikalisches Institut Bonn This course will of interest both for students starting their master studies, students who start their master project soon, Ph.D. students from other fields of physics who wish to broaden their horizon. The BCGS intensive week aims at providing a detailed insight of an LHC detector and the experiments that are done with them to address important questions of fundamental physics today. What does one need to know to analyse LHC data? While following these lines, particular emphasis is given to  the scientific and technical requirements of LHC detectors  the physics of tracking and energy detectors  the theoretical background of LHC physics (Standard Model + Higgs physics)  the experimental methods to address these physics questions Of course, not all topics can be addressed to depth within one week. Thus an effort is made that students will receive an overview and understand the most important mechanisms. About half of the course is devoted to a handon project which will be organized as a simulation game (planspiel). Participants will use toy data to reconstruct proton proton collisions. Starting from uncalibrated hits we will create our own algorithms and finally search for new physics at the LHC. Students will learn several aspects of C++ and its applications in high energy physics.  
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Comments:  The course is an allday workshop, starting on October 2 at 9:15. Due to the severe time constraints, we will meet exceptionally also on October 3rd, a holiday. Students from Cologne: There is a regional express train at 8:38 from KölnSüd that brings you to Bonn in time for the lecture. This train is free with your student ticket.  
physics732  Optics Lab 4 to 6 weeks on agreement 

Instructor(s):  F. Vewinger, M. Köhl, S. Linden, D. Meschede, M. Weitz  
Prerequisites:  BSc  
Contents:  The Optics Lab is a 46 week long practical training/internship in one of the research groups in Photonics and Quantum Optics, which can have several aspects:  setting up a small experiment  testing and understanding the limits of experimental components  simulating experimental situations Credit points can be obtained after completion of a written report.  
Literature:  Will be given by the supervisor  
Comments:  For arranging the topic and time of the internship, please contact the group leader of the group you are interested in directly. Please note that a lead time of a few weeks may occur, so contact the group early. In case you are unsure if/where you want to do the optics lab, please contact Frank Vewinger for information.  
physics740  Handson Seminar: Experimental Optics and Atomic Physics Mo 911, IAP 

Dozent(en):  M. Weitz u.M.  
Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse:  Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik  
Inhalt:  Diodenlaser Optische Resonatoren Akustooptische Modulatoren Spektroskopie Radiofrequenztechnik Spannungsdoppelbrechung und vieles mehr  
Literatur:  wird gestellt  
Bemerkungen:  Vorbesprechung am Montag, den 9.10.17, 9 c.t., Konferenzraum IAP, 3. Stock Wegelerstr. 8 Seminartermine ab 16.10.17  
physics741  Modern Spectroscopy We 1416, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  F. Vewinger  
Prerequisites:  Lecture on atoms & molecules on BSclevel  
Contents:  The lecture gives an introduction in the field of optical spectroscopy, covering fundamental concepts as well as applications of spectroscopy. On the fundamental side, the lecture focusses on the physical principles of atomic and molecular spectra, as well as the principles of different spectroscopy techniques. Here both the fields of low and high resolution spectroscopy are discussed. The lecture also covers important research applications of spectroscopy, for example the determination of fundamental constants and their possible time variation. The "realworld" applications discussed in the lecture include topics such as trace gas analysis, optical clocks and lasers in medicine.  
Literature:  Original literature will be given in the lecture. Some useful textbooks include the follwing: W. Demtröder; Laser spectroscopy (Springer 2002) S. Svanberg; Atomic and molecular spectroscopy basic aspects and practical applications (Springer 2001) A. Corney; Atomic and laser spectroscopy (Clarendon Press 1988) N. B. Colthup, L. H. Daly, S. E. Wiberley; Introduction to infrared and Raman spectroscopy (Academic Press 1990) P. Hannaford; Femtosecond laser spectroscopy (Springer New York 2005) C. Rulliere; Femtosecond laser pulses: principles and experiments (Springer Berlin 1998)  
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physics751  Group Theory We 1013, HS, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  C. Hanhart, A. Wirzba  
Prerequisites:  quantum mechanics, some knowledge of linear algebra  
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physics767  Computational Methods in Condensed Matter Theory Tu 9, Fr 1012, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  C. Kollath  
Prerequisites:  Some basic knowledge of computer programming is helpful.  
Contents:  Modern computational methods for dealing with typical problems arising in condensed matter physics. The focus of this lecture is practical working methods for dealing with rather complex problems.  Introduction to object oriented programming (using Python as an example)  Overview over methods of computational linear algebra methods  Representation of quantum statistical models on computers  Monte Carlo methods (including Quantum Monte Carlo)  Exact diagonalization  matrix product state methods/Density matrix renormalisation group  Dynamical mean field theory  
Literature:  We will use ALPS to explore many of the methods mentioned in the contents. http://alps.compphys.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page  
Comments:  Each student has to run a project with a report. This is the equivalent of the usual test.  
physics7502  Random Walks and Diffusion Th 14, SR II, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  G. Schütz  
Prerequisites:  Quantum mechanics, Statistical Physics, Ordinary and partial differential equations.  
Contents:  Random walks, diffusion, first passage time problems  
Literature:  G.M. Schütz: Exactly Solvable Models for ManyBody Systems Far From Equilibrium, in Phase Transitions und Critical Phenomena 19, pp. 1  251, C. Domb und J. Lebowitz (eds.), (Academic Press, London, 2001)  
Comments:  One hour lecture plus one hour exercises  
physics772  Physics in Medicine: Fundamentals of Analyzing Biomedical Signals Mo 1012, We 12, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  K. Lehnertz  
Prerequisites:  Bachelor  
Contents:  Introduction to the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems  regularity, stochasticity, deterministic chaos, nonlinearity, complexity, causality, (non)stationarity, fractals  selected examples of nonlinear dynamical systems and their characteristics (model and real world systems)  selected phenomena (e.g. noiseinduced transition, stochastic resonance, selforganized criticality) Time series analysis  linear methods: statistical moments, power spectral estimates, auto and crosscorrelation function, autoregressive modeling  univariate and bivariate nonlinear methods: statespace reconstruction, dimensions, Lyapunov exponents, entropies, determinism, synchronization, interdependencies, surrogate concepts, measuring nonstationarity Applications  nonlinear analysis of biomedical time series (EEG, MEG, EKG)  
Literature:  M. Priestley: Nonlinear and nonstationary time series analysis, London, Academic Press, 1988. H.G. Schuster: Deterministic chaos: an introduction. VCH Verlag Weinheim; Basel; Cambridge, New York, 1989 E. Ott: Chaos in dynamical systems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 1993 H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd ed., 2003 A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001  
Comments:  Beginning: Mon, Oct 9, 10:00 ct  
physics774  Electronics for Physicists Tu 1012, Th 12, HS, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  P.D. Eversheim  
Prerequisites:  Elektronikpraktikum  
Contents:  One of the "classic" abilities of an experimentalist is to build those instruments himself he needs but can not get otherwise. In this context the knowledge of electronics  in view of the growing electronics aided acquisition and control of experiments  becomes a key skill of an experimentalist. The intention of this lecture is to enable the students by means of exemplary experiments to work out concepts to solutions for given problems. A focus of this lecture is to show that many of these solutions or concepts to solutions, respectively, are used in other fields of physics too (quantum mechanics, optics, mechanics, acoustics, . . .). At the end of this lecture, the student should: i) have an overview over the most common parts in electronics. ii) be concious about the problems of handling electronic parts and assemblies. iii) understand the concepts that allow an analysis and synthesis of the dynamic properties of systems.  
Literature:  1) The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill, Cambridge University Press  ”The practitioners bible”  2) Elektronik für Physiker by K.H. Rohe, Teubner Studienbücher  A short review in analogue electronics  3) Laplace Transformation by Murray R. Spiegel, McGrawHill Book Company  A book you really can learn how to use and apply Laplace Transformations  4) Entwurf analoger und digitaler Filter by Mildenberger, Vieweg  Applications of Laplace Transformations in analogue electronics  5) Aktive Filter by Lutz v. Wangenheim, Hüthig  Comprehensive book on OPAmp applications using the Laplace approach  6) Mikrowellen by A.J.Baden Fuller, Vieweg  The classic book on RF and microwaves basics  7) Physikalische Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik by Meyer / Pottel Vieweg  An interesting approach to explain RF behaviour by acoustic analogies   
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physics776  Physics in Medicine: Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tu 1416, Th 16, SR II, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  T. Stöcker  
Prerequisites:  Lectures Experimental Physics IIII (physik111physik311)  
Contents:   Theory and origin of nuclear magnetic resonance (QM and semiclassical approach)  Spin dynamics, T1 and T2 relaxation, Bloch Equations and the Signal Equation  Gradient echoes and spin echoes and the difference between T2 and T2*  On and offresonant excitation and the slice selection process  Spatial encoding by means of gradient fields and the kspace formalism  Basic imaging sequences and their basic contrasts, basic imaging artifacts  Hardware components of an MRI scanner, accelerated imaging with multiple receivers  Computation of signal amplitudes in steady state sequences  The ultrafast imaging sequence EPI and its application in functional MRI  Basics theory of diffusion MRI and its application in neuroimaging  
Literature:   T. Stöcker: Scriptum zur Vorlesung  E.M. Haacke et al, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design, John Wiley 1999  M.T. Vlaardingerbroek, J.A. den Boer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Theory and Practice, Springer  Z.P. Liang, P.C. Lauterbur, Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing Perspective, SPIE 1999  
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physics652  Seminar on Key Experiments in Quantum Optics Mo 1416, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  F. Vewinger  
Prerequisites:  Bachelor education in physics  
Contents:  Modern quantum physics builds on a few key experiments which started a new field or settled a long standing debate. An example for the former is trapping of ions or dark state physics, for the latter one can e.g name BoseEinstein condensation or Bell experiments. Especially the "newer" experiments are not covered in the Bachelor studies, as they require a broad theoretical background. The seminar has two goals: To provide indepth knowledge about selected key experiments in the field of quantum optics, and to provide practical training in preparing and presenting excellent talks. During the first meeting the organizers will present a list of topics from which each active participant of the seminar can select one. The list will also be available prior to the course on ecampus, where early birds can pick a topic in advance. For each topic literature will be provided. Starting with this material the active participants of the seminar will familiarize themselves with the content. This will be done by discussions as well as by further literature search. Based on the accumulated knowledge an outline for each talk will be made and finally the viewgraphs will be prepared. Then the talk will be presented in the seminar. Typical duration of the talk is 45 minutes. After the talk there will be a discussion about the content. And, as a second part of the discussion, technical issues of the talk will be analyzed. Finally, a short written summary of the talk will be prepared and posted in the internet. Preparation of the talk is a serious amount of work. It is highly recommended to start already at the beginning of the lecture time to familiarize yourself with the content. A list of topics is available on ecampus.  
Literature:  Will be given in the seminar or on ecampus  
Comments:  Early birds can reserve a topic, a list can be found on ecampus.  
physics654  Seminar on the Analysis of Hadron Physics Experiments Mo 1416, SR II, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  A. Thiel  
Prerequisites:   Bachelor education  Further knowledge in hadron or particle physics would be advantageous, but is not necessary, since a general introduction will be given.  
Contents:  This seminar will be divided into two parts. The first part will cover talks about experiments in hadron physics and how a data analysis is performed there. Additionally, general information about topics like electronics and calibration of detectors will be given. The second part will focus on an experiment performed at ELSA in the last term during the lecture "Particle Detectors and Instrumentation". There will be talks were the electronics of the experiment will be presented and a calibration of the detectors needs to be performed. Finally, the data will be analysed and the results will be presented during the seminar.  
Literature:  Will be given in the seminar or on ecampus  
Comments:  
physics655  Computational Physics Seminar on Analyzing Biomedical Signals Mo 1416, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  K. Lehnertz, B. Metsch  
Prerequisites:  Bachelor, basics of programming language (e.g., Fortran, C, C++, Pascal)  
Contents:   time series: chaotic model systems, noise, autoregressive processes, real world data  generating time series: recursive methods, integration of ODEs  statistical properties of time series: higher order moments, autocorrelation function, power spectra, corsscorrelation function  statespace reconstruction (Takens theorem)  characterizing measures: dimensions, Lyapunovexponents, entropies, testing determinism (basic algorithms, influencing factors, correction schemes)  testing nonlinearity: making surrogates, null hypothesis tests, MonteCarlo simulation  nonlinear noise reduction  measuring synchronisation and interdependencies  
Literature:   H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd ed., 2003  A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001  WH. Press, BP. Flannery, SA. Teukolsky, WT. Vetterling: Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing. Cambridge University Press  see also: http://www.mpipksdresden.mpg.de/~tisean/ and http://www.nr.com/  
Comments:  Location: Seminarraum I, HISKP Time: Mo 14  16 and one lecture to be arranged Beginning: Mo October 9 (preliminary discussion)  
6821  Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe (SiLab): Detector Development: Semiconductor pixel detectors, pixel sensors, FPGAs and ASIC Chips (Design and Testing) (D/E) (http://hep1.physik.unibonn.de), whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during offteaching terms, by appointment, PI 

Instructor(s):  F. Hügging, H. Krüger, D. Pohl, E. von Törne, N. Wermes u.M.  
Prerequisites:  Lecture on detectors and electronics lab course (EPraktikum)  
Contents:  Research Internship: Students shall receive an overview into the activities of a research group: here: Development of Semiconductor Pixel Detectors and MicroElectronics  
Literature:  will be handed out  
Comments:  early application necessary  
6822  Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: ProtonProtonCollisions at the LHC (D/E) (http://hep1.physik.unibonn.de) lab, whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during offteaching terms, by appointment, PI 

Instructor(s):  M. Cristinziani, T. Lenz, E. von Törne, N. Wermes  
Prerequisites:  Lecture(s) on Particle Physics  
Contents:  Within 4 weeks students receive an overview/insight of the research carried out in our research group. Topics: Analyses of data taken with the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC especially: Higgs and Top physics, taufinal states and btagging The exact schedule depends on the number of applicants appearing at the same time.  
Literature:  will be handed out  
Comments:  Early application is required Contacts: J. Dingfelder, E. von Törne, T. Lenz, M. Cristinziani, N. Wermes  
6824  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Detektorentwicklung und Teilchenphysik an einem ElektronPositronLinearcollider / Laboratory in the Research Group: Detector Development and Particle Physics at an ElectronPositron Linear Collider (D/E) pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen n. Vereinb., vorzugsweise in den Semesterferien, PI 

Instructor(s):  K. Desch, P. Bechtle  
Prerequisites:  Vorlesungen über Teilchenphysik  
Contents:  In einem 4 wöchigen Praktikum wird den Studierenden die Möglichkeit gegeben anhand eines eigenen kleinen Projektes einen Einblick in die Arbeitsweise der experimentellen Hochenergiephysik zu bekommen. Themen werden bei der Vorbesprechung vereinbart. Möglichkeiten (Beispiele):  Simluation von Prozessen am International Linear Collider  Messungen an einer Zeitprojektionskammer  
Literature:  wird ausgegeben  
Comments:  Eine frühe Anmeldung ist erwünscht bei Prof. Desch, Dr. P. Bechtle oder Dr. J. Kaminski  
6826  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Neurophysik, Computational Physics, Zeitreihenanalyse pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen, n. Vereinb., HISKP u. Klinik für Epileptologie 

Instructor(s):  K. Lehnertz u.M.  
Prerequisites:  basics of programming language (e.g. C, C++, Pascal, Python)  
Contents:  This laboratory course provides insight into the current research activities of the Neurophysics group. Introduction to time series analysis techniques for biomedical data, neuronal modelling, cellular neural networks. Opportunity for original research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.  
Literature:  Working materials will be provided.  
Comments:  Contact: Prof. Dr. K. Lehnertz email: klaus.lehnertz@ukb.unibonn.de  
6833  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Aufbau und Test optischer und spektroskopischer Experimente, Erstellung von Simulationen / Laboratory in the Research Group: Setup and Testing of Optical and Spectroscopical Experiments, Simulation Programming (D/E) pr, ganztägig, Dauer ca. 46 Wochen, n. Vereinb., IAP 

Instructor(s):  D. Meschede u.M.  
Prerequisites:  Two years of physics studies (undergraduate/ bachelor program)  
Contents:  Practical training in the research group can have several aspects:  setting up a small experiment  testing and understanding the limits of experimental components  simulating experimental situations  professional documentation The minimum duration is 30 working days, or 6 weeks.  
Literature:  will be individually handed out  
Comments:  Projects are always available. See our website.  
6834  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Vorbereitung und Durchführung optischer und atomphysikalischer Experimente, Mitwirkung an Forschungsprojekten der Arbeitsgruppe / Laboratory in the Research Group: Preparation and conduction of optical and atomic physics experiments, Participation at research projects of the group (D/E) pr, ganztägig, 26 Wochen n. Vereinb., IAP 

Dozent(en):  M. Weitz u.M.  
Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse:  Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik  
Inhalt:  Studenten soll frühzeitig die Möglichkeit geboten werden, an aktuellen Forschungsthemen aus dem Bereich der experimentellen Quantenoptik mitzuarbeiten: Ultrakalte atomare Gase, BoseEinsteinKondensation, kollektive photonische Quanteneffekte. Die genaue Themenstellung des Praktikums erfolgt nach Absprache.  
Literatur:  wird gestellt  
Bemerkungen:  Homepage der Arbeitsgruppe: http://www.iap.unibonn.de/ag_weitz/  
astro811  Stars and Stellar Evolution specific: Stellar Structure and Evolution Th 911, R. 0.012, AIfA Fr 8:459:45, CIPPool, AIfA Exercises: 1 hr in groups 

Instructor(s):  N. Langer, L. Grassitelli  
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astro841  Radio astronomy: tools, applications, and impacts Tu 1416, Th 1516, Raum 0.012, AIfA Exercises arranged by appointment 

Instructor(s):  F. Bertoldi, St. Mühle  
Prerequisites:  introduction to astronomy, electrodynamics  
Contents:  Motivation: spectacular results, ALMA, SKA, History of radio astronomy Radiation fundamentals: Radiation mechanisms Radio astronomical tools: HI, molecular lines + CI/CII, RRL, continuum (dust, nonthermal sources, magnetic fields Theoretical Background: Fourier optics: convolution, Fourier theorems, antenna diagram, ... Spectral line fundamentals: Atomic line emission, molecular line emission, radiative transfer Polarization: Synchrotron emission, Stokes parameters, Zeeman splitting Aperture Synthesis: interferometry, coordinate systems, earthrotation synthesis, redundancy, transit interferometers 1Darrays, 2Darrays, 3Darrays Instrumentation: Dipole and dipole arrays Filled aperture antennas: Dish properties, primary focus, secondary foci Interferometers: Connectedelement, VLBI Frontends: from voltage to antenna temperature/visibility, sensitivity, heterodyne receivers, bolometers Backends: spectrometers, correlators, pulsar backends Calibration: noise (instrumental, atmospheric) Image reconstruction and data analysis: Imaging techniques with singledish antennas Imaging in interferometry Spectral line analysis Observing strategies: dust, magnetic fields, HI, molecular lines Miscellaneous: Trip to Effelsberg  
Literature:  Will will adopt the "Just in Time Teaching" (JiTT) concept: reading material will be distributed ahead of the lectures, a weekly online quiz will inform the lecturer on the understanding of the material and the lectures will focus on the unclear issues, concepts, and context.  
Comments:  Lectures will be given by various local experts for each theme. We will have lab visits and an excursion. Lecture: Tue+Thu 70 minutes each in timeslot 14  16 (exact times tbd in first week), room 0.012 Exercise: Tue or Thu 1618, room 0.008 First lecture on 10 Oct. 2017, last lecture on 01 Feb. 2018, no lectures on 31 Oct. and on 23 Dec.06 Jan. Exam: written exam on 06 Feb. 2018 (tbc), makeup exam (Nachklausur) in week of 1923 March 2018  
astro8503  Radio and XRay Observations of Dark Matter and Dark Energy Fr 1315, Raum 0.008, AIfA Exercises/lab course arranged by appointment 

Instructor(s):  T. Reiprich  
Prerequisites:  Introduction to astronomy.  
Contents:  Introduction into the evolution of the universe and the theoretical background of dark matter and dark energy tests. Cosmology with clusters of galaxies using Xrays and the SunyaevZeldovich effect. Cosmic microwave background. Cosmic distance scale. Cosmic baryon budget and the warm hot intergalactic medium.  
Literature:  A lecture script will be distributed.  
Comments:  
astro8531  The Physics of Dense Stellar Systems Mo 1518, Raum 0.012, AIfA Exercises arranged by appointment 

Instructor(s):  P. Kroupa  
Prerequisites:  Vordiploma or BSc in physics  
Contents:  Stars form in groups or clusters that are far denser than galactic fields. Understanding the dynamical processes within these dense stellar systems is therefore important for understanding the properties of stellar populations of galaxies. The contents of this course are: Fundamentals of stellar dynamics: distribution function, collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equations, FockerPlanck equation, dynamical states, relaxation, mass segregation, evaporation, ejection, core collapse. Formal differentiation between star clusters and galaxies. Binary stars as energy sinks and sources. Starcluster evolution. Cluster birth, violent relaxation. Birth of dwarf galaxies. Galactic field populations.  
Literature:  1) Lecture notes will be provided. 2) J. Binney, S. Tremaine: Galactic Dynamics (Princeton University Press 1988) 3) D. Heggie, P. Hut: The gravitational millionbody problem (Cambridge University Press 2003) 4) Initial Conditions for Star Clusters: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008LNP...760..181K 5) The stellar and substellar IMF of simple and composite populations: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011arXiv1112.3340K 6) The universality hypothesis: binary and stellar populations in star clusters and galaxies: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011IAUS..270..141K  
Comments:  Aims: To gain a deeper understanding of stellar dynamics, and of the birth, origin and properties of stellar populations and the fundamental building blocks of galaxies. See the webpage for details. Start: Monday, 16.10.2017, 15:15  
astro856  Quasars and Microquasars Th 1315, Raum 0.01, MPIfR 

Instructor(s):  M. Massi  
Prerequisites:  
Contents:  Stellarmass black holes in our Galaxy mimic many of the phenomena seen in quasars but at much shorter timescales. In these lectures we present and discuss how the simultaneous use of multiwavelength observations has allowed a major progress in the understanding of the accretion/ejection phenomenology. 1. Microquasars and Quasars Definitions Stellar evolution, white dwarf, neutron star, BH 2. Accretion power in astrophysics Nature of the mass donor: Low and High Mass Xray Binaries Accretion by wind or/and by Roche lobe overflow Eddington luminosity Mass function: neutron star or black hole ? 3. Xray observations Temperature of the accretion disc and inner radius Spectral states Quasi Periodic Oscillations (QPO) 4. Radio observations Single dish monitoring and VLBI Superluminal motion (review, article) Doppler Boosting Synchrotron radiation Plasmoids and steady jet 5. AGN  
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Comments:  http://www3.mpifrbonn.mpg.de/staff/mmassi/#microquasars1  
6952  Seminar on theoretical dynamics Fr 1416, Raum 3.010, AIfA 

Instructor(s):  P. Kroupa, J. PflammAltenburg  
Prerequisites:  Diploma/masters students and upwards  
Contents:  Formation of planetray and stellar systems Stellar populations in clusters and galaxies Processes governing the evolution of stellar systems  
Literature:  Current research papers.  
Comments:  
6954  Seminar on galaxy clusters Th 1517, Raum 0.006, AIfA 

Instructor(s):  T. Reiprich  
Prerequisites:  Introductory astronomy course.  
Contents:  The students will report about up to date research work on galaxy clusters based on scientific papers.  
Literature:  Will be provided.  
Comments:  
6961  Seminar on stars, stellar systems, and galxies Tu 16:1517:45, Raum 3.010, AIfA 

Instructor(s):  P. Kroupa, J. PflammAltenburg  
Prerequisites:  Vordiplom or Bachelor in physics; The lecture "Stars and Stellar Evolution" (astro811); The lecture "Astrophysics of Galaxies" (astro821)  
Contents:  The newest literature (e.g. papers from the electronic preprint server) relevant to research on stars, stellar populations, galaxies and dynamics; current and preliminary research results by group members and guests on the above topics.  
Literature:  Latest astroph preprints, or recently published research papers.  
Comments:  This course is worth 4 credit points. The corresponding certificate ("Schein") is awarded if the student (a) attends the seminar and (b) holds a presentation. The certificate can be picked up either from P.Kroupa or in the office of the secretary on the third floor (AIfA) at the end of the semester. The students will be introduced to the newest state of knowledge in the field of stellar astrophysics, star clusters, galaxies and dynamics. They will familiarise themselves with open questions and acquire knowledge on the newest methods in research.  
6957  IMPRSSeminar Mo 1314, MPIfR, HS 0.01 

Instructor(s):  R. Mauersberger  
Prerequisites:  Doctoral candidate in Astronomy  
Contents:  In this seminar, doctoral candidates give 20 min. status reports on their thesis work about once a year. A presentation is followed by a scientific discussion. All participants provide feedback on the presentation technique using a standardized format.  
Literature:  J. Kuchner: Marketing for Scientists, Island Press  
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