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Plasma Astrophysics — Teaching

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Summer term 2023:

Interstellar Plasma:

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

99% of cosmic matter is in plasma state, and the energies stored in magnetic field, turbulence are in many cases comparable to other forms of matter. As the result, magnetic field and turbulence are crucial in many astrophysical processes. This seminar extends the study of physical processes in astrophysics, devoted particularly to inter-stellar magnetic fields and turbulence, their dynamics, roles, and the ways to detect them. 

  • L / Wednesday 08:15 - 09:45 /  Golm, bldg. 28, room

Previous terms:

  • 2022 > Interstellar Plasma
  • 2021/22 > Physical processes in astrophysics
  • 2021 > Interstellar Plasma
  • 2020/21 > Physical processes in Astrophysics
  • 2020 > Physical processes in Astrophysics
  • 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


Summer term 2023:

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 10:15 - 11:45 / Golm, bldg. 24, room

* 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).                         >   Friday  12:00 - 14:00 / Golm, Bldg. 28, Room                                                                                                                                                                                                                         * 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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