Plasma Astrophysics — Teaching

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Summer term 2020:

Physical processes in Astrophysics:

* Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-735 *                                                                           * Master of Science Physics, modules 731, 732 *

This course is designed to introduce the physical processes in Astrophysics, particularly basic MHD and plasma processes in astrophysical environments. This area has been among the most rapidly developed ones in astrophysics. It has been recognised as one of the fundamental blocks of the knowledge that is necessary for the understandings of various astrophysics phenomena. Topics range from charged particles, hight- energy cosmic rays, gas dynamics, interstellar and intergalactic medium magnetohydrodynamic processes, etc. Cource learning includes classroom-based lecturing, as well as seminars.

  • L / Thursday 10:15 - 11:45 / Golm, building 28, room
  • T / Wednesday 16:15 - 17:45 / Golm, building 14, room, 2.14.012  --- biweekly

>>> Start Online:  23.04.2020

Zoom >  Meeting ID  848-519-1736


Previous terms:

  • 2019/20 > Interstellar Plasma
  • 2019 > Interstellar Plasma
  • 2018/19 > Physical processes in Astrophysics
  • 2018  >  Interstellar plasma
  • 2017/18 > Physical processes in Astrophysics
  • 2017  >  Magnetic fields in Astrophysics
Photo: Karla Fritze
Photo: Karla Fritze


Sommer term 2020:

Plasma Astrophysics:     Research Seminar - Members of the plasma astrophysics group, including PhD and Master students as well as guests, present and critically discuss their current science work. The level of presentation shall be comprehensible for advanced students of the field.                                        

  • S / Monday  12:15 - 13:45 / Golm

>>> Start Online:  20.04.2020

* Master of Physics, modules 731, 732, 941, PHY941 *                                                                       * Master of Astrophysics module PHY-941 *

Photo: Karla Fritze
Photo: Karla Fritze

Research projects for Master students (by arrangement)

  • Introductory project Astrophysics: The students select an upper-level seminar and an introductory project in the same topic area. The toopic of the introductory project generally corresponds to their specialization area for their Master´s thesis.                                                                                                                                                               * Master of Science Physics, modules 941, PHY941 *                                                                   * Master of  Science Astrophysics, module PHY-941 *
  • Research training Astrophysics: The students carry out a supervised independent study and a guided lab in the field of the Master´s thesis. The supervision and guidance are provided in regular consultations with the supervisor(s).                          * Master of Science Physics, modules 942, PHY942 *                                                                     * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-942 *


Photo: Karla Fritze
Photo: Karla Fritze


We offer topics for Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. theses in Plasma Astrophysics:

  • Observational study of interstellar turbulence
  • Dust grain acceleration in astrophysical turbulence
  • Transport of cosmic ray in partially ionised medium
  • Other topics of mutual interests

Please contact Huirong Yan or drop by in our offices.

For further study opportunities see here please.

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