Particle / Astrophysics Seminar 2017/2018

General information

Each class starts with a student giving a seminar with a duration of 30 min. Following the presentation, the other students in the class will ask questions and give feedback on the style and contents of the presentation. The instructors may also provide comments. At the end the student is awarded a pass/fail grade.

When preparing your presentation, keep the background of your audience in mind. Make sure you include enough background material that the talk is understandable to your fellow physics/astro master students, who may have a background very different from your own!

The instructors can be consulted for suggestions regarding the topics, but it is your own responsibility to make sure your have chosen a topic in time to get the presentation ready for the assigned slot. If you are not ready in time, this will count as a failed attempt.

The schedule for the presentations is given below. As a general rule, all students following the seminar course are expected to be present during all presentations. If it is absolutely impossible for you to give your presentation in the assigned slot (for example due to a conference trip, etc.) then please find someone to swap with and inform the instructors (S. Larsen and C. Timmermans) as soon as possible so that we can update the schedule.

The slides discussed at the introductory meeting are available as a PDF file

Exam

The requirements for passing the course are (1) giving a presentation and getting the grade "pass" (2) attending the presentations of the other students. We will keep a record of attendance. It is important that all students register for the course in Osiris and sign up for the exam by the usual deadline.

Topics

Links with advice on how to give a presentation

Time and place

In the 2017/2018 academic year, the particle/astrophysics seminar will take place on Wednesdays at 10:45. We will usually have two presentations each time.


Schedule

Particle/Astrophysics Seminar schedule 2018
Date Speaker(s) Title Presentation Room
21 Feb Craig Yanitski
Sofia Athanasiadou
Supermassive stars as a pathway to black hole formation
Origin of very high energy extragalactic neutrinos
PDF
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HG 03.054
28 Feb Jwalant Yagnik
Oliver Boersma
Detection and characterisation of exoplanets
Gravitational Wave Memory
PDF
PDF
HG 00.071
07 Mar Koen van den Brandt
Patrick Willemsen
Data Analysis at ATLAS
Giant planet migration
PDF
PDF
HG 00.071
14 Mar Joris Kersten
Niek Gerfen
The Sagnac effect
Sub-parsec binary black holes
PDF
PDF
HG 00.071
21 Mar Lando Bosma
Michelle Wassink
F(r) gravity
Planet Formation
PDF
PDF
HG 00.071
28 Mar Stijn Willems
Lieke van Dijk
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The Seesaw mechanism
-
PDF
HG 00.071
18 Apr Jeffrey van der Gucht
Stasia Shlentsova
Dark Matter, an interdisciplinary approach
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PDF
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HG 00.308
25 Apr Gerard Hillebrink
Remco Volmer
Population III stars and their evolution
Dark Matter/Susy
PDF
PDF
HG 00.308
09 May Patrick Mullenders
Luc IJspeert
Supersymmetry
Neutron stars
PDF
PDF
HG 00.303
16 May Anne Inkenhaag
Thijs Miedema
Globular clusters
Jet Substructure
PDF
PDF
HG 00.303
23 May Stach Kuijpers
Rutger Jaspers
Cosmic Censorship
The journey to Mars, from science fiction to reality
PDF
PDF
HG 00.308
30 May Jeremy de Wit
Jochen Kip
String theory - A very basic insight
The Quantum Eraser
PDF
PDF
HG 00.308
06 Jun Tom de Wilt
Maaike Mink
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Neutron Imaging of Magnetic Fields
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PDF
HG 00.308
13 Jun Sofia Athanasiadou
Stasia Shlentsova
Origin of very high energy extragalactic neutrinos
Cyclicity of solar activity
PDF
PDF
HG 00.308


Last update: 24 May 2018