Annual Retreat

Once  a year the IMPRS students retreat somewhere in Germany for a students-only workshop. The scientific program hasts presentations on topics other than their PhD projects follwoed by intense social part.

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10th IMPRS retreat  - December 2 - 4, 2014 - St. Peter im Hochschwarzwald

The theme of this year's retreat was "the second best PhD project". The workshop was held in at  Hotel Restaurant Sonne StPeter im Schwarzwald 

 

 

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Program & Presentations

Speaker Title
Won-Ju Kim The self-invited guest: Virus 
Behnam Javanmardi Music
Michal Zajacek Asteroid impacts in the Solar System and beyond
Elvijs Matrozis Biology
Frederic Jaron an interesting binary system
Ana Mikler Medical Physics
Andrew Cameron Weather Forecasting and Social Media
Sutirtha Sengupta All about Qbits - a world of infinite possibilties
Fateme Kamali Archeology and Anthropology
Luca Grassitelli Alternative Research: On the physics and the implementation of a Star Wars Lightsaber
Gerrit Schellenberger Project ICARUS
Abhijeet Borkar Searching for binary supermassive black holes
Naftali Kimani Psychology of Happiness
Michael Mattern Tracing Molecules on Earth
Ioannis Myserlis Construction of Musical Instruments
Cosmos Yeh Colors, Fractals, and Drawings: Phycology
Sebastian Kiehlmann Project progress

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9th IMPRS retreat  - October 22 - 25, 2013 - Bremen

The retreat for 2013 will take place in Bremen. The attraction there will be visiting the Astrium Space Center and the Airbus company.

 

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Program & Presentations

Marina

Berezina

History of Soviet space exploration

History

Sandra

Martin

History of US space agency

History

Katharina

Borm

Race for Space

History

Cherry

Ng

The Chinese space agency

History

Alice

Pasetto

History of the Italian Space Agency ASI

History

Sebastian

Kiehlmann

Space travel in SciFi media

History

Cosmos

Yeh

ExoMars: The Next European Rover on Mars

Missions

Axel

Buddendiek

The upcoming Mars One mission

Missions

Behnam

Javanmardi

Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity: Overview and Scientific Goals

Missions

Alessandro

Ridolfi

Mars Science Laboratory: The landing of Curiosity

Missions

Vassilis

Karamanavis

The Mars pathfinder mission

Missions

Denise

Keller

Space Trash/Debris: What happens to discarded sats and rockets

Missions

Kostas

Markakis

Evacuating Earth tech

Missions

Ioannis

Myserlis

Living and working in space: The International Space Station

Missions

Tobias

Röhser

Radiation exposure in outer space

Missions

Luca

Grasitelli

SA scientific perspective of space reproduction

Missions

Zeinab

Shafiee

Our Telescope Eyes (detector techologies)

Missions

Pablo

Torné Torres

(Basics) of Detection Systems for Low-Frequency Radiation

Missions

Elvijs

Matrozis

Gravitational Wave Detectors

Missions

Abhijeet

Borkar

Missions to Outer Planets (Jupiter & beyond)

Missions

Miriam

Ramos Ceja

Voyager space mission

Missions

Philip

Schmidt

Cassini-Huygens mission

Missions

Zahra

Sheikbahaee

Space Robots Voyagers

Missions

Jan

Wagner

DARPA and EADS/EDA projects

Missions

Alberto

Doria

Space politics

policy

Biagina

Boccardi

space ethics

policy

Jason

Wu

Space medicine

policy

Aarti

Nagarajan

Music in space

policy

Jeff

Hodgson

Is the future of space travel commecial?

Policy

Naftali

Kimani

alternative career paths and conection to space industry

policy

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8th IMPRS retreat  - September 25 - 28, 2012

The IMRPS retreat 2012 took place in :Hirscheeg, Kleinwalsertal. at the Marburger Haus

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Presentations

Title

Speaker

Presentation

The Ig Nobel Prizes

Antoniadis

talk | videocast

Astrobiology

Boccardi

talk | videocast

Life in the Extreme

Borkar

talk | videocast

Dangerous Science: the Nuclear Bomb (2)

Buddendick

talk | videocast

Space colonization

Caballero

talk | videocast

Dangerous Science: the Nuclear Bomb (1)

Doria

talk | videocast

Astrobiology: Astrozoology

Habibi

talk | videocast

How to win a Darwin Award

Hodgson

talk | videocast

Interstellar Politics

Karamanavis

talk | videocast

Ethics & Philosophy of Science (2)

Kiehlmann

talk | videocast

Unrecognized geeks (1): Nikola Tesla

Kirsten

talk | videocast

Ethics & Philosophy of Science (3)

Li

talk | videocast

"Got Ethics?"

Martin

talk | videocast

Contact?

Mertens

talk | videocast

Physics Nobel Prize/Biography: Zhores Alferov

Mora

talk | videocast

"A relation between distance and radial velocity among extragalactic nebulae "

Myserlis

talk | videocast

Unrecognized Geeks (3): Boltzmann

Nagarajan

talk | videocast

Astrobiology

Pasetto

talk | videocast

Unrecognized geeks (2): Fritz Zwicky

Ramos

talk | videocast

Non-planatery life-forms

Rauch

talk | videocast

Terraforming

Saghiha

talk | videocast

Astrobiology: Where to look for extratrestial life? "Habitable Zones"

Shafiee

talk | videocast

LIfe on extraterrestrial planets

Shahzamanian

talk | videocast

Monumental papers (2): Large number hypothesis (Dirac 1937)

Shao

talk | videocast

Dangerous Science: the Nuclear Bomb (3)

Sheikhbahaee

talk | videocast

Monumental papers (1): Millenium simulation (Springel et al. 2005)

Tomasetti

talk | videocast

Physics Nobel Prize/Biography: Pieter Zeeman

Torres

talk | videocast

Life on Earth: How evolution works

Vitale

talk | videocast

 

 

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7th IMPRS retreat  - October 24-27, 2011 - Hamburg

 This workshop talks were concerned with “Particle Physics”. There were six groups discussing six topics:

 

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Presentations 

Group 1 "Overview of the standard model":

Sandra (talk - videocast), Matteo (talk - videocast) and Aarti (talk - videocast

Group 2 "Higgs Boson":

Hananeh (talk - videocast), Zahra (talk - videocast) and Zeinab (talk - videocast

Group 3 "New experiments in experimental particle physics" :

Patrick, Fang-Chun (talk - videocast), and Jan (talk - videocast

Group 4 "Physics beyond the standard model":

Sybille (- videocast), Lisa (talk - videocast) and Ioannis (talk - videocast

Group 5 "Cosmic rays":

Mariangela (talk - videocast), Silvia (talk - videocast) and Banafsheh (talk - videocast

Group 6 "Astroparticle physics":

Cherry (talk), Jana (talk - videocast) and Nicolas (talk - videocast

Group 7 "Neutrino physics":

Rebekka (talk - videocast), Lars (talk - videocast) and Lijing (videocast

Group 8 "Superluminal neutrinos":

Mar (talk - videocast), Jiannis (talk - videocast) and Natasa (talk - videocast)

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6th IMPRS retreat  - October 13-15, 2010 - Kehl/Strasbourg 

This workshop is dealing with 6 topics 3 of which are from the “humanistic” standpoint and 3 from the “naturalistic” point of view.  The topics are:

T1. Astro-archaeology T2. History of physics T3. Everyday life physics T4. Terrestrial vs. extraterrestrial physics T5. Philosophy of science T6. Environmental/green physics

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Presentations

Session

Speaker 1

Speaker 2

Speaker 3

T3

Li: talk - videocast

Navarrete: talk - videocast

Shi: talkvideocast

T1

Liu: talk - videocast

Shafie: talk - videocast

Mezcua: talk - videocast

T6

Santamaria: talkvideocast

Salim: talk - videocast

Tsitali: talkvideocast

T2

Surcis: talk - videocast

Tremou: talk - videocast

Valencia: talk - videocast 

T4

Du: talk - videocast

Marks: talk - videocast

Vural: talk - videocast 

T5

Anderl: talk - videocast

Nestoras: talk - videocast

Schmidt: talk - videocast

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5th IMPRS retreat  - September 14-17, 2009 - Braunfels

The topic of this workshop was “The Hierarchical Cosmos: Stellar, Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics”. It took place in Braunfels.

 

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4th IMPRS retreat  - May 27-30, 2008

 The topic of this workshop was “Quantum Leaps in Astronomy: Past, Present and Future Advancements”. It took place  at the Hotel Haus Hainstein in Eisenach/Thuringia

3rd IMPRS retreat  - August, 2007

This Annual Students’ Workshop dealt with the topic: “Telescopes and Instrumentation”  at took place in Best Western Hotel Diemelsee at the Diemel Lake in Sauerland, Hesse.

2nd  IMPRS retreat  - August 28-31, 2006

 This Annual Students’ Workshop was held in Berggasthof Lausegger in Austria

1st IMPRS retreat - May 10-13, 2005

 This was the first Annual Students’ Workshop. It was held in “Schloss” Hotel in Braunfels 130 km SE of Bonn to the SE. The Deki page for the meeting lives here.

Tuesday 10 May (FirstDay)

12:00

14:00

Lunch

Session I - Chair: J. Anton Zensus

14:00

14:15

J. Anton Zensus

Welcoming address

14:15

15:00

Jens Kauffmann

Models of dense molecular cores / ImprsKauffmannAbstract

15:00

15:45

Krisztina E. Gabanyi

Radio propagation through the turbulent interstellar medium

15:45

16:15

Coffee break

Session II - Chair: tbd

16:15

17:00

Fatemeh Tabatabaei

Thermal emission in spiral galaxies / ImprsTabatabaeiAbstract

17:00

17:45

Manolis Angelakis

Pulsars

18:30

20:00

Dinner

Wednesday 11 May (SecondDay)

Session III

09:00

09:45

Hauke Voss

Distance measures in the universe / ImprsVossAbstract

09:45

10:30

Stefan Kraus

Testing the Relativistic Effect of the Propagation of Gravity by Very Long Baseline Interferometry

10:30

11:00

Coffee break

Session IV - Soft skills seminar

11:00

13:00

Claus Ascheron (Springer Verlag)

Scientific Creativity / ImprsAscheronAbstract

13:15

14:30

Lunch

14:30

19:00

Social Program

19:00

20:30

Dinner

20:30

...

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Thursday 12 May (ThirdDay)

Visit to Leica Factory

08:45

09:30

Travel Braunfels-Wetzlar

09:30

10:00

Welcome and Corporate Presentation

10:00

11:15

Visit to the Optics Departament

11:30

12:15

Travel Wetzlar-Braunfels

12:30

13:30

Lunch

Session V

14:00

14:45

Jan Forbrich

Use of archival X-ray data / ImprsForbrichAbstract

14:45

15:30

Tim Schrabback

Reduction of HST data

15:30

16:00

Coffee break

Session VI

16:30

17:15

Nikhil Jethava

Optical Alignment Tool / ImprsJethavaAbstract

17:15

18:00

Peter Erni

Can Lambda be determined from nearby Type Ia Supernovae? / ImprsErniAbstract

18:00

18:30

Ricardo Bustos (Universidad de Concepción)

Cosmology with the Cosmic Background Imager

18:30

20:30

Dinner

Friday 13 May (FourthDay)

Session VII

09:00

09:45

Anupreeta Moré

Extra-galactic radio sources & apparent superluminal motions

09:45

10:30

Ioana Dutan

Powering jets in AGN / ImprsDutanAbstract

10:30

11:00

Coffee break

Session VIII - Chair: Eduardo Ros

11:00

11:45

Carolin Hieret

Archaeoastronomy: prehistoric sites of astronomical significance / ImprsHieretAbstract

11:45

12:30

Jörg Dietrich

Searching for intercluster filaments with weak lensing and applications to multiple cluster systems

12:30

13:00

Eduardo Ros

Closing and general remarks

13:15

14:30

Lunch

15:00

...

Travel back to Bonn

 
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