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Plasma Astrophysics — Teaching

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Summer term 2018:

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 interstellar magnetic fields and turbulence, their dynamics, roles, and the ways to detect them.

  • Thursday 10:15 - 11:45 / Golm, building 28, room

Previous terms:

  • 2017/18 > Physical processes in Astrophysics
  • 2017  >  Magnetic fields in Astrophysics
Photo: Karla Fritze
Photo: Karla Fritze


Summer term 2018:

Recent development in Plasma astrophysics:     This advanced Seminar is about the current research development in plasma astrophysics and related areas, composed of presentations on selected recent results.                                       

  • time and place by arrangement, Location of seminars will be changed weekly - Seminars take place as well at Potsdam University as at Desy/Zeuthen.

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

Photo: Karla Fritze
Photo: Karla Fritze

Research projects for Master students (by arrangement)

  • Introductory project of Astroparticle Physics:   Entrance and Learning of the methods of Astroparticle Physics, in conjunction with a seminar presentation in one of the offered advanced seminars

* Master of Physics module 941 *                                                                                                                     * Master of Astrophysics module PHY-941 *

  • Research training of Astroparticle Physics:   Entrance into a research project of the Astroparticle Physics as preparation for a master thesis

* Master of Physics module 942 *                                                                                                                     * Master of 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.

Photo: Karla Fritze