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Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wintersemester 2018/2019

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physics614  Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics
Tu, Th 14-16, 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 Master-Students.
physics615 Theoretical Particle Physics
Mo 16-18, 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 can be helpful.
  Contents: Classical field theory,
Gauge theories for QED and QCD,
Higgs mechanism,
Standard model of strong and electroweak interactions
  Literature: Cheng and Li, Gauge theories of elementary particle physics
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 8
physics719  BCGS intensive week (Advanced Topics in High Energy Physics): From Hits and Clusters to Higgs and Top
September 24th-28th 2018, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): I. Brock, J. Kroseberg, R. Moles-Valls
  Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of particle physics is assumed, e.g. 1st semester master Particle Physics course.
Some knowledge of Python would also be very useful.
  Contents: The course will first cover topics such as tracking, calorimeters, particle flow and jets. After that there will be
lectures on top-quark and Higgs boson physics.
The exercises will address topics like jet finding and the reconstruction and selection of top-quark and/or
Higgs boson decays.
  Literature: Will be provided.
  Comments: The Intensive Week will have lectures in the morning and hands-on exercises in the afternoon. It is intended
to fill the gap between lectures on detector physics and those on physics results.
We will concentrate on the two general-purpose detectors at the LHC: ATLAS and CMS.
physics723 Hands-on Seminar: Detector Construction
Fr 12-14, Konferenzraum I, W 0.027, PI
  Instructor(s): M. Ball, J. Kaminski
  Prerequisites: none
  Contents: The aim of this seminar is to build a cloud chamber. The students will be given individual tasks like
- Mechanical layout of detector – includes technical drawings
- HV generation, distribution and regulation
- LV generation, distribution and regulation
- Cooling
- Heating
- Illumination
These tasks have to be completed and documented. Then the students will also do the final assembly of the detector and the commissioning.
The grades will be based on a final report.
  Literature: General on particle detectors:
H. Kolanoski, N. Wermes, Teilchendetektoren, (Springer, Heidelberg, 2016)
W. R. Leo; Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Detection (Springer, Heidelberg 2. Ed. 1994)
K. Kleinknecht; Detektoren für Teilchenstrahlung (Teubner, Wiesbaden 4. überarb. Aufl. 2005)

specific literature will be handed out
  Comments: The course is designed to give students insight in planning, designing and conducting larger experiments with many groups. Also, skills beyond standard lectures will be conveyed such as CAD and PCB drawings, soldering etc.
physics737  BCGS Intensive Week (Advanced Topics in Photonics and Quantum Optics): Quantum Technologies
March 25th-29th 2019, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): D. Meschede
  Prerequisites: - The course is recommended for students mainly in the Master and PhD programs
- Good knowledge of basic quantum mechanics is expected
- Familiarity with basic concepts in condensed matter physics (Bloch theorem, energy bands, etc.) is recommended
- No prior knowledge of topology is assumed
  Contents: The intensive week consists of lectures introducing graduate students to the very active research field of quantum technology. There are 4 major areas which will be covered:

Quantum Sensing and Metrology
Quantum Communication
Quantum Simulation
Quantum Computing

Participants are
required to have good knowledge of basic quantum mechanics and familiarity with basic concepts in condensed matter physics (Bloch theorem,
energy bands, etc.). No prior knowledge is assumed otherwise.

  Literature: M. Raymer, Quantum Physics - What Everyone Needs to Know,
Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017

  Comments: For more information and detailed program, please visit the webpage on eCampus

Quantum Technologies Flagship Intermediate Report

Homepage of the flagship Quantum Technologies:
physics740  Hands-on Seminar: Experimental Optics and Atomic Physics
Mo 9-11, IAP
  Dozent(en): M. Weitz u.M.
  Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Optik- und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik
  Inhalt: Diodenlaser
Optische Resonatoren
Akustooptische Modulatoren
und vieles mehr
  Literatur: wird gestellt
  Bemerkungen: Vorbesprechung am Montag, den 8.10.18, um 9 c.t.,
Hörsaal IAP, 3. Stock Wegelerstr. 8

Seminartermine ab 15.10.18
physics7501 Advanced Quantum Field Theory
3 st
Mo 10-12, HS, HISKP, Tu 14-16, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): H. Dreiner
  Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics 1+2, Quantum Field theory 1

  • Renormalization group and asymptotic behavior

  • Quantization of fields in the path integral formalism

  • Quantization of constrained systems: gauge fields

  • Symmetries and Ward identities

  • Anomalies

  • Renormalization in spontaneously broken theories


  1. M. Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model

  2. M. Peskin and D. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

  3. L.H. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory

  4. A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

  5. S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields II

  6. C. Itzykson and J.-B. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory

  7. T.-P. Cheng and L.-F. Li, Gauge theory of elementary particle physics

  8. L.-D. Faddeev and A.A. Slavnov, Gauge Fields: An Introduction To Quantum

physics7502 Random Walks and Diffusion
Th 12-14 and 16-18, SR II, HISKP
  Instructor(s): G. Schütz
  Prerequisites: Statistical Physics, Quantum Mechanics
  Contents: Random walk, diffusion equation, first-passage time problems
  Literature: Will be announced.
  Comments: Begins 18 Oct.
physics772 Physics in Medicine: Fundamentals of Analyzing Biomedical Signals
Mo 10-12, 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. noise-induced transition, stochastic resonance, self-organized criticality)
Time series analysis
- linear methods: statistical moments, power spectral estimates, auto- and cross-correlation function,
autoregressive modeling
- univariate and bivariate nonlinear methods: state-space reconstruction, dimensions, Lyapunov exponents,
entropies, determinism, synchronization, interdependencies, surrogate concepts, measuring non-stationarity
- 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 15, 10:00 ct
physics774 Electronics for Physicists
Tu 9, Th 10-12, HS, HISKP
  Instructor(s): P.-D. Eversheim, C. Honisch
  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 and demonstrations 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 conscious 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,
McGraw-Hill Book Company
- A book you really can learn how to use and apply Laplace Transformations -
4) Entwurf analoger und digitaler Filter by Mildenberger,
- Applications of Laplace Transformations in analogue electronics -
5) Aktive Filter by Lutz v. Wangenheim,
- Comprehensive book on OP-Amp applications using the Laplace approach -
6) Mikrowellen by A.J.Baden Fuller,
- The classic book on RF and microwaves basics -
7) Physikalische Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik by Meyer / Pottel
- An interesting approach to explain RF behaviour by acoustic analogies -
physics776 Physics in Medicine: Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tu 10-12, Th 16-18, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): T. Stöcker
  Prerequisites: Lectures Experimental Physics I-III (physik111-physik311)
  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 off-resonant excitation and the slice selection process
- Spatial encoding by means of gradient fields and the k-space 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
- Advanced MRI Sequences: quantifying flow, diffusion, susceptibility and more
- Applications 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,
- Z.P. Liang, P.C. Lauterbur, Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing
Perspective, SPIE 1999

physics652  Seminar on Precision Measurements with Atoms, Ions, and Molecules
Mo 14-16, HS, IAP
First meeting: 08.10.2018
  Instructor(s): S. Stellmer
  Prerequisites: Bachelor education in physics
Lectures on Quantum Physics (basic, advanced) would be helpful.

  Contents: Constructing models, making predictions, and comparing an experiment to theory: this is the essence of research in physics, and this concept has proven to be very successful. This is especially true for precision measurements, which allows us to test our models with a ridiculous uncertainty sometimes approaching 20 digits.

This seminar was triggered by a recent determination of the hyperfine structure constant to alpha = 1/137.035999046(27), an improvement by a factor of 5 (Science 360, 191 (2018)). As with most high-precision measurements, this work not only improves a numerical factor, but constrains the parameter ranges available for beyond-standard-model theories.

The seminar has two goals: To provide in-depth knowledge about selected key experiments in the field of precision measurements, and to provide practical training in the presentation of a scientific talk.

A list of topics will be available on ecampus before the start of the course; further suggestions are welcome. Each topic typically consists of a seminal publication, possibly accompanied by technical papers that explain some of the details. Topics include:

  • Measurements of the hyperfine structure constant

  • Measurements of the proton charge radius

  • Spectroscopy on various transitions in hydrogen; tests of QED

  • g-2 measurements

  • Test of GR

  • Beyond-SM tests (UFF, dark matter, …)

  • Re-definition of the SI system

Each topic will be prepared by one or two participants, including literature search and preparation of a 45-minute presentation. In each seminar, there will be a presentation, a scientific discussion, and an evaluation of the presentation skills. A short summary of the talk will be written afterwards.
  Literature: Will be available on ecampus.
  Comments: Topics will be assigned at the first seminar. Preparation of the talk is a serious amount of work and shall begin as early as possible.
physics654  Seminar on Current Problems in Theoretical Hadron Physics
We 12-14, SR II, HISKP
  Instructor(s): C. Hanhart, M. Mikhasenko, A. Wirzba
  Prerequisites: Advanced Quantum Mechanics necessary,
Theoretical Hadron Physics and Quantum Field Theory helpful for some topics
  Contents: Various subjects of current research in Theoretical Hadron Physics
  Literature: J.F. Donoghue, E. Golowich, B.R. Holstein: Dynamics of the Standard Model (2nd edition), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2014;
S. Scherer, M.R. Schindler: A Primer for Chiral Perturbation Theory, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012, see also arXiv:hep-ph/0505265;
A.V. Manohar, M. B. Wise: Heavy Quark Physics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2000;
M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Addison-Wesley, Reading, USA, 1995;
Topic-specific literature will be provided.
physics655 Computational Physics Seminar on Analyzing Biomedical Signals
Mo 14-16, 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
- state-space reconstruction (Takens theorem)
- characterizing measures: dimensions, Lyapunov-exponents, entropies, testing determinism (basic
algorithms, influencing factors, correction schemes)
- testing nonlinearity: making surrogates, null hypothesis tests, Monte-Carlo 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.mpipks-dresden.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 15 (preliminary discussion)
6822 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe:
Proton-Proton-Collisions at the LHC (D/E)
lab, whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during off-teaching 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, tau-final states and b-tagging

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
6823 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe:
Analysis of proton-proton (ATLAS) collisions.
pr, all day, 3-4 weeks, preferably in the semester break,
Applications to brock@physik.uni-bonn.de, PI
  Instructor(s): I. Brock u.M.
  Prerequisites: Introductory particle physics course
  Contents: Introduction to the current research activities of the group (physics analysis with data from ATLAS (LHC),
introduction to data analysis techniques for particle reactions, opportunity for original
research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.
  Literature: Working materials will be provided.
  Comments: The course aims to give interested students the opportunity for practical experience in our research group
and to demonstrate the application of particle physics experimental techniques.

Depending on the students' preferences the course will be given in German or in English.
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
  Contents: This laboratory course provides insight into the current research activities of the Neurophysics group.
Introduction to time series analysis techniques, neuronal modelling, complex 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@ukbonn.de
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, 2-6 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, Bose-Einstein-Kondensation, kollektive photonische Quanteneffekte. Die genaue Themenstellung des Praktikums erfolgt nach Absprache.
  Literatur: wird gestellt
  Bemerkungen: Homepage der Arbeitsgruppe:

6839 Public presentation of Science / Öffentliche Präsentation von Wissenschaft
2 SWS, Termin nach Vereinbarung
  Instructor(s): H. Dreiner
  Prerequisites: Physik I
  Contents: Alle Aspekte der Praesentation von Physikshows.
astro841 Radio astronomy: tools, applications, and impacts
Tu 14-16, Th 15-16, Raum 0.012, AIfA
Exercises arranged by appointment
  Instructor(s): F. Bertoldi, St. Mühle
  Prerequisites: Some introduction to astronomy, electrodynamics
  Contents: Your entry to the exciting science and challenging methods exploring the universe at far-infrared to
radio wavelengths, in lectures, experiments, and exercises.
spectacular results, ALMA, SKA, History of radio astronomy
Radiation fundamentals:
Radiation mechanisms.
Radio astronomical tools: HI, molecular lines + CI/CII, RRL, continuum (dust, non-thermal
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, earth-rotation synthesis, redundancy,
transit interferometers
1D-arrays, 2D-arrays, 3D-arrays
Dipole and dipole arrays
Filled aperture antennas: Dish properties, primary focus, secondary foci
Interferometers: Connected-element, VLBI
Frontends: from voltage to antenna temperature/visibility, sensitivity, heterodyne receivers,
Backends: spectrometers, correlators, pulsar backends
Calibration: noise (instrumental, atmospheric)
Image reconstruction and data analysis:
Imaging techniques with single-dish antennas
Imaging in interferometry
Spectral line analysis
Observing strategies:
dust, magnetic fields, HI, molecular lines
The most exciting science and a 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
  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 16-18, room 0.008
First lecture on 9 Oct. 2018, last lecture on 31 Jan. 2019.
Exam: written exam early Feb. 2019 (tbc), make-up exam (Nachklausur) end of March.
astro8503 Radio and X-Ray Observations of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Fr 13-15, 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 X-rays and the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect.
Cosmic microwave background.
Cosmic distance scale.
Cosmic baryon budget and the warm hot intergalactic medium.
  Literature: A lecture script will be distributed.
astro8531  The Physics of Dense Stellar Systems
Mo 15:30-18:30, 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,
Focker-Planck equation, dynamical states,
relaxation, mass segregation, evaporation, ejection, core collapse.
Formal differentiation between star clusters and galaxies.
Binary stars as energy sinks and sources.
Star-cluster 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 million-body problem (Cambridge University Press 2003)
4) Initial Conditions for Star Clusters:
5) The stellar and sub-stellar IMF of simple and composite populations:
6) The universality hypothesis: binary and stellar populations in star clusters and galaxies:

  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, 08.10.2018, 15:30
astro856 Quasars and Microquasars
Th 13-15, Raum 0.01, MPIfR
  Instructor(s): M. Massi
  Contents: Stellar-mass 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
Stellar evolution, white dwarf, neutron star, BH

2. Accretion power in astrophysics
Nature of the mass donor: Low and High Mass X-ray Binaries
Accretion by wind or/and by Roche lobe overflow
Eddington luminosity
Mass function: neutron star or black hole ?

3. X-ray 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
  Comments: http://www3.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/staff/mmassi/#microquasars1
6952  Seminar on theoretical dynamics
Fr 14-16, Raum 3.010, AIfA
  Instructor(s): P. Kroupa, J. Pflamm-Altenburg
  Prerequisites: see web page
  Contents: see web page
  Literature: see web page
  Comments: see web page
6954 Seminar on galaxy clusters
Th 15-17, 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.
6961  Seminar on stars, stellar systems, and galaxies
Di 16-17:30, Raum 3.010, AIfA
  Instructor(s): P. Kroupa, J. Pflamm-Altenburg
  Prerequisites: 10th semester and upwards
  Contents: Current research problems
See web page
  Literature: Current research papers
See web page
  Comments: Students and postdocs meet once a week for a presentation and discussion of a relevant recent and
published research results.