Kevin Schawinski: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Dr. Kevin Schawinski
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, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, 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, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0362-15LBlack Hole Astrophysics
Does not take place this semester.
4 credits2VK. Schawinski
AbstractThis course will cover topics in black hole astrophysics from galactic X-ray binaries, active galactic nuclei, quasars, and black hole seed formation, as well as galaxy-black hole co-evolution.
ObjectiveIn each class, students will present and discuss key science and review papers from the literature. Students will gain an overview of black hole astrophysics and practice their presentation and argumentation skills.
ContentWe will discuss a range of classic papers and current work on various topics relating to astrophysical black holes.

Topics covered include:
* X-ray binaries and compact objects
* Active galactic nuclei
* AGN structure
* AGN evolution
* Host galaxies
* black hole seed formation
* scaling relations & feedback
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is geared towards advanced students (Master and Ph.D) in astrophysics and the physical sciences.
551-0914-00LScience and Society and Research Ethics Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25
The block course will only take place with a minimum of 10 participants.
Place: HPI G33

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 credits7GE. Hafen, K. Schawinski
AbstractThis introductory course addresses the need to improve the dialogue between researchers and society and to deepen the understanding of ethical questions related to research. It provides an opportunity to recognize and discuss the social and ethical aspects of science.
ObjectiveThe learning objectives of the course are to:
-begin to explore the roles and responsibilities of the modern scientist;
-help you to gain insights as a scientist into the social and ethical aspects of scientific research;
-provide opportunities for you to debate on the social and ethical aspects of science, either from the point of a scientist or as a citizen.
ContentScientists are increasingly demanded to discuss and communicate social and ethical issues that arise from their work. Understanding these issues is also part of developing science and technology responsibly. However, the formal education system often requires scientists to focus on core science subjects at the expense of learning about the social and ethical implications of their work. In this course, we provide opportunities for practicing scientists to recognize social and ethical aspects of their work, and to develop knowledge and skills to discuss them with confidence.
LiteratureThe course is not taught by a particular book, but recommended literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course. Members of the course will use twitter @DSS131 and #DSS15