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Plasma Astrophysics — Teaching

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Winter term 2018:

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, high-energy cosmic rays, gas dynamics, interstellar and intergalactic medium magnetohydrodynamic processes, etc.  Course learning includes classroom-based lecturing.

  • L / Monday 10:15 - 11:45 / Golm, building 28, room
  • T / Friday 14:15 - 15:45 / Golm, building 28, room  => tutorial 14 daily on odd CW

Previous terms:

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


Winter term 2018/19:

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.                                        

  • time and place by arrangement, 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:   Introduction to a research project in the field of  Astroparticle Physics in 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.

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