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PhD courses for year 2017

Second course

A multi-wavelength view of the Galactic Plane, and the Galactic Center
(May29- June 1, 2017) Seminar room Osservatorio (4E10), IV floor (Navile, Via Gobetti 93/3, Bologna)

Monday, May 29th, 2017
09:50: Welcome
10-12: Gabriele Ponti (Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching)
• XMM-Newton scan of the Galactic plane
• Absorption and dust scattering haloes towards the Galactic center

14-16: Rudy Wijnands (Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, Amsterdam)
• Accreting neutron stars and black holes
• Neutron star physics

16-18: Sergio Molinari (INAF-IAPS, Roma)
• The long-wavelength view of the Galactic plane: Spitzer, Herschel, and ALMA

Tuesday, May 30th
10-12: Sergio Molinari
• Massive stellar clusters and their precursors
• Molecular clouds in the Galactic Center region
14:30-15: seminar by J. Dexter (MPE, Garching): “Exploring Strong Gravity in the
Galactic Center”

15-17: Rudy Wijnands
• Evolution of X-ray binaries
• Populations of X-ray binaries in the Galactic plane
17-18: Gabriele Ponti
• Approaching SgrA*: G2 and similar ‘events’

Wednesday, May 31st
10-12: Gabriele Ponti
• Past Galactic Center activities: light echoes in molecular clouds
• SgrA* vs. nuclei of nearby galaxies
15-18: Jason Dexter
• Theory of ADAF
• SgrA*: multi-wavelength observations
• Modelling and physics of X-ray and near-IR flares of SgrA*

Thursday, June 1st
14-16: Jason Dexter
• SgrA*: stellar orbits and mass determination
• The future: Event Horizon Telescope and Gravity

Open issues and discussion   ---   The End


First course

“What we can learn from SKA ”: The SKA course for PhD students,
(6-15 March 2017)

All the lectures are given by Prof. Melanie Johnston-Hollit from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:00-12:00   An overview of the SKA telescope and its precursors

Wednesday,  March 8, 2017 -10:00-12:00 Science from SKA and its precursors. Galactic Science: SNRs, pulsars, HII regions,etc

Thursday, March 9,  2017 - 14:00-16:00 The Epoch of Reionisation & tests of gravity. Galactic Science: SNRs, pulsars, HII regions etc

Monday, March 13,  2017 - 10:00 -12:00 Synergies of SKA and its precursors with other electromagnetic observatories (Euclid, LSST etc) and gravitational wave facilities (LIGO, LISA etc).

Wednesday, March 15,  2017 10:00-12:00 Concluding topics and Remarks