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IMPRS "Solar System School"

Retreat 2004

1 - 5 March 2004

Programme

Monday 1 March
16:00 Bus leave from Lindau
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Welcome
 
Tuesday 2 March
8:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 Cosmology 1 P. Hoyng
12:30 Lunch
14:00-18:00  How to write a scientific paper   S. Solanki
18:30 Dinner
20:00 A "guide" to the Germans S. Preusse
Get-together
 
Wednesday 3 March
8:00 Breakfast
9:30-12:00 Presentation skills M. Degenhardt
12:30 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Cosmology 2 P. Hoyng
16:30-18:00 Individual presentation advice M. Degenhardt
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Feedback on 2 years of Solar System School
Get-together
 
Thursday 4 March
8:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 How to write a grant proposal K. H. Glassmeier
12:30 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Hike to "Bärenpark Worbis"
18:30 Dinner
20:00 "Feuerzangenbowle"
 
Friday 5 March
8:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 Cosmology 3 P. Hoyng
12:00-12:30 Feedback on retreat week
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Bus from Bodenstein to Lindau

Outline of Cosmology Course by Peter Hoyng

1. Relativity and Geometry
- recap of special relativity
- the basic idea of general relativity
- curved spaces (coordinates, tangent space, tensors, curvature)
 
2. Evolution of our Universe
- why GR?
- composition
- metric and evolution equations
- recent and early history
 
3. Big Bang Physics
- thermal equilibrium / freeze out
- overview of the first 1000 seconds
- element systhesis
 
4. Topics in Observational Cosmology
- how do we see our universe?
- the horizon (problem)
- a widely held misconception
- structure of the CMB angular power spectrum
 
5. Inflation
- the essence of inflation
- a universe with a strong scalar quantum field
- chaotic inflation
- discussion

Travel

By hired bus
Lindau - Bodenstein - Lindau
Monday 16:00 Lindau
Friday 14:00 Bodenstein
 
By car
Northeim - Lindau - Gieboldehausen - Duderstadt (B241/B247),
Göttingen - Duderstadt (B247/B446),
Duderstadt - Worbis (B247), in Worbis left towards Zwinge
in Kirchohmfeld left to Bodenstein
 
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