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Kevin Schawinski: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Kevin Schawinski
FieldBlack Hole and Galaxy Astrophysics
Address
Institut für Astronomie
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
HIT J 23.7
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipAssistant Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0353-63LObservational Techniques in Astrophysics6 credits2V + 1UK. Schawinski
AbstractThe course introduces analysis techniques, the basics of astronomical instruments, real-world observational tools, data reduction strategy and software packages used in astrophysics research. The course will also include discussions of current topics in astrophysics with a focus on active galaxies. The course will include the reduction and analysis of real data from a variety of observatories.
ObjectiveThe goal is to acquaint students with the basics of a range of astrophysical observation techniques including the modern software tools needed to analyze data.
ContentMajor topics include:
-Scientific programming and analysis tools
How to set up your computing environment, data management, catalog generation and the Virtual Observatory, collaborative tools
-Optical imaging and spectroscopy:
Basics of observatories (ground vs space), multi-wavelength data, detector types, reduction and analysis strategies for imaging and spectroscopic data, types of spectrographs, interpreting spectra including stellar and galaxy evolution models
-X-ray, IR and radio astronomy
Basics of X-ray and high energy detectors and telescopes, spectral fitting, basics of radio astronomy, interferometric observations, aperture synthesis, source confusion and decomposition
-Planning of observations and proposal writing.
-Analysis of real-world data
Various examples from across the spectrum (ground and space-based)
Prerequisites / NoticeAstrophysics I is required and Astrophysics II is recommended. Some programming skills in Python or similar languages are necessary.
402-0356-00LAstrophysics Seminar Information 0 credits2SS. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, S. Lilly, A. Refregier, K. Schawinski, H. M. Schmid
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0369-00LResearch Colloquium in Astrophysics Information 0 credits1KS. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, S. Lilly, A. Refregier, K. Schawinski, H. M. Schmid
AbstractDuring the semester there is a colloquium every week. In general, colloquia are 20 minutes plus discussion and are given by local researchers. They inform the other members of the Institute of Astronomy about their current work, results, problems and plans. Guests are always welcome.
ObjectivePh.D. students are expected to give a first research colloquium within their first years of their graduate time, another colloquium in their third year, and their doctoral exam talk before or after the exam. Other members of the institute are also invited to give talks. The goals are:
- keep other members of the institute oriented on current research
- test new ideas within the institute before going outside
- train students to give scientific talks