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Documents Institute Colloquium


General information: The TLS Colloquium takes place every Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. during the academic semester. 

Summer semester (SS): Mid-March to the beginning of July

Winter semester (WS): Mid-October to early February

Invited lectures take place in the attic of the new building:

Thuringian State Observatory, Observatory 5, 07778 Tautenburg.

We intend to hold all lectures via Zoom. Please contact us if you are interested. 

Upcoming speakers for SS2024: 

March 12, 2024 : Dr. Tiara Battich, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany

A non-conventional origin for heavy elements: the intermediate neutron-capture process

April 09, 2024    : Prof. Dr. Manami Sasaki, Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory Bamberg, Germany

The hot phase of the interstellar medium

April 16, 2024    : Dr. Malu S, Wayne State University, United States (online) 

A broadband spectro-temporal view of neutron star low mass X-ray binaries

April 23, 2024    : Dr. Nadia Biava, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany

Investigating the origin of diffuse radio emission in cool-core galaxy clusters

April 30, 2024    : Prof. Dr. Christine Done, Durham University, UK (online)

Black hole accretion flows: from nearby stellar binaries to quasars at cosmic dawn

May 07, 2024     : Dr. Momo Ellwarth, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Investigating Convective Motions of the spatially resolved Quiet Sun

May 14, 2024     : Dr. Anya Samadi, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany

Hybrid Pulsations in A-F-type Binary Systems

May 21, 2024     : Dr. Benard Nsamba, Kyambogo University (KyU), Uganda

Constraining stellar cores in the main-sequence mass transition zone: towards a calibration of core overshooting

May 28, 2024     : Dr. Charlotte Gehan, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany

Magnetic activity of red giants: linking activity indicators, oscillations amplitude, and tidal interactions

June 04, 2024     : Prof. Dr. Daniel Bemmerer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Nuclear astrophysics underground

June 11, 2024     : Dr. Birgit Fuhrmeister, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Stellar extremes: Activity in M dwarfs as observed with CARMENES and extinction in TTauri stars

June 18, 2024     : Prof. Dr. Ravit Helled, Institute for Computational Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland (online)

What makes a planet “giant”? 

June 25, 2024 : Dimitri Korsch, Thüringer Zentrum für Lernende Systeme und Robotik (TZLR), Germany

TZLR - Transfering AI Knowledge in Thuringia

July 02, 2024       : Dr. Christian Vocks, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Germany

Solar and Space Weather observations with the LOFAR radio telescope

Previous speakers:


October 10, 2023: Dr. Priyanka Jalan, Center for Theoretical Astrophysics, Warsaw, Poland (online)

Convolution neural network to characterize the Voigt profile of the Lyman-alpha forest absorbers

October 17, 2023: Dr. Torsten Ensslin, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany

Astronomical imaging with information field theory

October 24, 2023: Dr. Paul Beck, Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias, LaLaguna, Spain (online)

Constraining stellar and orbital co-evolution from the oscillating red-giant binaries revealed by Gaia DR3

November 7, 2023: Dr. Surajit Paul, Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS), MAHE, Manipal, India

Interesting diffuse radio emission features from low-mass galaxy cluster systems

November 14, 2023: Dr. Jingyi Mah, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Planet and Star Formation, Heidelberg, Germany (online)

Linking exoplanet diversity to their formation environment

November 21, 2023: Prof. Dibyendu Nandi, Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India (online)

Stellar Magnetic Variability and exo(Planetary) Environments: Lessons from the Heliosphere

November 28, 2023: Dr. Ivan Milic, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg, Germany

Interpreting high-resolution solar spectropolarimetric observations

December 5, 2023: Dr. Abhijit Bendre, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (online)

Galactic Magnetic Fields: Insights from MHD Simulations

December 12, 2023: Dr. Agata Karska, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany

Outer Galaxy as a laboratory to study star formation across environments

January 16, 2024: Dr. Nadia Kostogryz, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen, Germany (online)

Spectra and limb darkening of magnetized stars

January 23, 2024: Dr. Meredith Joyce, CSFK Konkoly Observatory in Budapest, Hungary (online)

Unlocking the Mysteries of Evolved Variable Stars with Seismic Stellar Evolution: From Dying Suns to Betelgeuse

January 30, 2024: Dr. Baha Dincel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

Searching for OB-runaway Stars inside Supernova Remnants

February 6, 2024: Dr. Patrick Gaulme, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany

Measuring atmospheric dynamics with the radial-velocity technique in the visible

February 13, 2024: Dr. Sydney A. Barnes, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany

Gyrochronology - a route to the ages of cool field dwarf stars


02 May 2023: Prof. Nirupam Roy, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

May 9, 2023: Dr. Michael Sigwarth, Thuringian State Observatory, Tautenburg, Germany

May 16, 2023: Prof. Heike Rauer, DLR Institute for Planetary Research, Berlin, Germany

May 23, 2023: Dr. Mara Salvato, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

May 30, 2023: Dr. Sandra Jeffers, University of Göttingen, Germany

June 06, 2023: Dr. Martin Vollmann, University of Tübingen, Germany

June 13, 2023: Dr. Christian Rab, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

June 15, 2023: Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg, Germany

June 20, 2023: Prof. Gibor Basri, University of Berkeley, United States

June 27, 2023: Prof. Marco Bondi, IRA-INAF, Bologna, Italy

July 4, 2023: Prof. Artie Hatzes, Thuringian State Observatory, Tautenburg, Germany


September 8, 2022: Prof. Dr. Arnold Hanslmeier, Institute of Physics, Karl Franzens University Graz

October 18, 2022: Dr. Hemanth Pruthvi, Thuringian State Observatory

October 25, 2022: Dr. Rohit Sharma, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Windisch

November 02, 2022: Dr. Miriam Rengel, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

November 8, 2022: Dr. Trifon Trifonov, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg

15 November 2022: Prof. Tirthankar Roy Choudhury, NCRA-TIFR, Pune

November 22, 2022: Prof. Tim Shimwell, Leiden University/ASTRON

November 29, 2022: Dr. Rolf Schlichenmaier, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg

December 06, 2022: Dr. Jesper Schou, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

December 13, 2022: Prof. Marco Regis, Turin University

January 10, 2023: Dr. Oscar Barragan, University of Oxford

January 17, 2023: Prof. Dr. Anvar Shukurov, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

January 24, 2023: Dr. Matthias Hoeft, Thuringian State Observatory

January 31, 2023: Dr. Peter Kamphuis, Ruhr University Bochum

February 07, 2023: Dr. Bringfried Stecklum, Thuringian State Observatory

If you have any questions, please contact us.