From May 22 to 23, 2018, the PSO group hosted Dr Kate Maguire. Kate leads a research group at the Astrophysics Research Centre of Queen’s University Belfast (UK) that deals with explosive transients, cosmology, and supernova progenitors. She visited Heidelberg to give a talk on “Type Ia supernovae: From explosions to cosmology” in the Heidelberg Joint Astronomical…Details
From May 17 to 18, 2018, Dr Stefan Taubenberger from ESO Garching visited the PSO group to work on superluminous Type Ia supernovae. Stefan presented his recent work on yet another member of this puzzling sub-class of Type Ia supernovae and we discussed potential explosion scenarios to explain its observational properties.
From April 26 to 27, 2018, Dr Jakob Nordin from the Humboldt University Berlin visited us to collaborate on questions regarding the use of Type Ia supernovae as cosmological distance indicators. Jakob and the Cosmology group at HU Berlin are involved in several observational surveys that target Type Ia supernova like the Supernova Factory and…Details
On Monday, April 23, 11 am, Prof Dr Wolfgang Hillebrandt is giving the HITS colloquium on the topic of “Measuring the Expansion Rate of the Universe: Is ‘Hubble´s constant’ constant?”
From April 9 to 13, 2018, Dr. Stuart Sim from the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast visited the PSO group to collaborate on questions regarding the thermonuclear explosions of white dwarfs. Stuart is an expert for radiative transfer techniques and a long-standing collaborator of the PSO group when it comes to the confrontation…Details
On Wednesday, April 11, Dr. Rolf Kuiper from the University of Tübingen will visit the PSO group. He will give a talk on “Accretion and Feedback in the Formation of the Most Massive Stars” at 11am in the Ada Lovelace seminar room. Abstract: In the course of their accretion phase, massive (proto)stars impact their natal…Details
From February 12 to February 23, 2018, Dr. Benoit Coté from from the Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences visited the PSO group to collaborate on questions regarding the Galactic chemical evolution. Benoit is one of the key developers of the NuGrid Python Chemical Evolution Environment (NuPyCEE), a computer tool that allows to simulate the chemical enrichment…Details
We welcome Jakub Fišák as a guest student in the PSO group. Jakub is a PhD student at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and works on radiative transfer in stellar winds of hot stars. Jakub obtained an ERASMUS+ fellowship to spend two months as a guest student at HITS. During his visit, he will collaborate…Details
On January 30, 2018, the PSO group hosted Professor Frans Pretorius from Princeton University. Frans works on general relativity with a special focus of numerical solutions of Einstein’s field equations, e.g. in binary compact object mergers, which are also one of the research topics in the PSO group. Frans visited Heidelberg to give a talk at the Heidelberg…Details
From January 25 to January 26, 2018, Dr. Fabian Schneider from Oxford University visited the PSO group to collaborate on the evolution of massive stars.