Conferences since 2000
The 4MOST consortium invites the astronomical community to a workshop on Science with Large Area Spectroscopic Surveys to develop the specific needs for spectroscopic survey facilities in the next decade. This three-day workshop (13-15 Nov 2012) held at the AIP, Potsdam, will enable discussions between scientists from all astronomical fields from both inside and outside the 4MOST consortium, in order to ensure that the capabilities and observational strategies of 4MOST will satisfy the largest range of science opportunities as foreseen by the broader astronomical community.
The first STIX-Team meeting of the year has been held at Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP). During this meeting 43 attendees from almost all over Europe discussed all STIX-related issues, such as, management, instrument design, fabrication, software programming and parts procurement.
|2011 June 20-23||Opto-mechanical Design in Astronomy: an international summer school in Potsdam
The scope of the Summer School "Opto-mechanical Design in Astronomy" is to learn about opto-mechanical designs of optical-IR and radio telescopes based on fundamental knowledge of mechanical, optical and thermal processes. In particular we plan to employ existing multi-national large projects like the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), and the 64m Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) as examples for real engineering applications. The student will become familiar with computer-aided methods of finite element analysis, Zemax optical ray tracing, computational fluid dynamics and thermal analysis. The school will be held at the Babelsberg campus of the AIP in Potsdam and will be open to an international auditorium.
|2010 Aug 22-26||IAUS 273: Physics of Sun and Star Spots
Physics of Sun and Star Spots is the first IAU symposium to bring together these two research fields in order to exchange information and promote greater understanding in each field. With plenty of past and current research as well as new instrumentation coming online, this is an exciting time for the study of both sun and star spots. Science topics include the formation and decay of sunspots, solar and stellar magnetism, observational techniques, and a unified approach to understanding sun and star spots.
|2009 Dec 08-09||12th MHD Days in Potsdam
The 12th MHD Days are hosted by the Astrophysical Institute of Potsdam, Germany, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 December, 2009. The workshop focuses on astrophysical and geophysical MHD problems and is open for any related topic of MHD flows and experiments. The conference venue is the lecture hall of the AIP. The conference language is English.
|2009 Sep 21-25||82nd Annual Meeting of the AG: Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy
Spectroscopy has a long tradition in Potsdam and is a key method in modern astrophysical research throughout all wavelengths. Applications range from the measurements of magnetic fields on the surface of the Sun over detailed measurements of abundances in stellar atmospheres to the kinematics of the universe on its largest scales. Spectroscopic facilities are key utilities on space and ground based telescopes, and future observational landmarks such as ALMA and the E-ELT primarily focus on spectroscopic methods. The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG) in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 is devoted to 'Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy'.
|2009 May 05-08||Overcoming Great Barriers in Galactic Archaeology
This workshop of the AAO, the AIP, the ANU, and the Univ. of Sydney will discuss the study of the history of our Milky Way Galaxy and the Local Group using large-scale surveys of the velocities and physical parameters of stars. What was the sequence and process of formation of the Galaxy? What can we learn from substructures identified in the disc and halo of our Galaxy? How do galactic bulges form? Can we find examples of the first stars in our Galaxy, and how do they relate to the formation of the metal-poor galactic halo? How is the chemistry of stars related to their ages? And, most fundamentally, what can our Galaxy tell us about the validity of our cosmological standard model (and thus the nature of dark matter and dark energy) on small scales? The workshop will also have the pleasant additional function of celebrating the contributions of Professors Mike Bessell and John Norris of the Australian National University.
|2008 Nov 3-7||IAU Symposium 259: Cosmic Magnetic Fields - from Planets, to Stars and Galaxies
Magnetic fields in star-forming regions; the multi-scale field of the Sun and its interior; the Jupiter-Io system; heliospheric and interplanetary fields; Earth's magnetic field; surface fields of cool and hot stars and of degenerate objects; planetary-nebulae shaping by magnetic fields, jet and accretion-disk fields: from stars to AGNs and beyond; fields around stellar black holes and magnetars, Supernovae, the magnetic field of the galactic center; the galactic field; fields of spiral galaxies; instrumentation and techniques for measuring magnetic fields across all wavelengths, from the ground and space, with emphasis on soon-to-come facilities (optical, IR, FIR/sub-mm, radio).
|2008 Sep 2-6||8th RHESSI Workshop
RHESSI is a NASA Small Explorer Mission dedicated to the study of particle acceleration and explosive energy release in solar flares. The satellite was launched by a Pegasus rocket into a low earth orbit on February 5, 2002. The 8th RHESSI Workshop will take place at the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP), situated in the Babelsberg suburb of Potsdam, Germany, on September 2-6, 2008. The event is being organized by the AIP Solar Radio Group.
|2008 May 19-24||The NEON 3D Spectra School: First Practical Workshop on IFU Observations and Data Reduction
The Network of European Observatoires in the North is pleased to announce a workshop on Integral Field Unit observations and data reduction. The aim is to provide the opportunity for potential IFU users to obtain practical experience in observational techniques, data reduction and analysis. Various types of IFU set-ups will be represented (e.g., fibre instruments, lens arrays, slicers) and participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups on data from instruments of their choice, under the direction of experienced tutors.
|2007 Sep 25-26||Splinter meeting (AG): LBT instrumentation and key-science projects
The splinter meeting includes sessions on LBT instrumentation, key science projects, and future exploitation of the LBT.
|2007 Sep 17-21||ARENA Conference: The Astrophysical Science Cases at Dome C
This 2nd Conference is essentially dedicated to identify and consolidate the best science cases that would motivate the implementation of a world class astronomical observatory in Antarctica based at the CONCORDIA station on Dome C which offers unique ground-based atmospheric conditions to achieve observations that would normally only be possible in space. The conference will emphasize the scientific areas of astrophysics in which Antarctic conditions would provide unique new data not otherwise obtainable neither from ground nor space.
|2007 Aug 31||Fokusseminar Faserspektroskopie und Sensorik
innoFSPEC Potsdam steht für "Innovative Faserspektroskopie und Sensorik". Es ist ein Gemeinschaftsvorhaben des Astrophysikalischen Instituts Potsdam und der Universität Potsdam. Mit dem Fokusseminar soll der interdisziplinäre Dialog zwischen den System- und Komponentenentwicklern sowie den Nutzern im Bereich der Faserspektroskopie und Sensorik befördert werden.
|2007 Mar 26-29||ARENA Workshop: Telescope and Instrumentation Robotization at Dome C
The aim of the meeting is to bring together active researchers and technicians as well as the Concordia station operators and logistic teams to discuss and establish the general conditions for successful implementation and future operation of robotic telescopes and instrumentation at Dome C. A lively exchange of thoughts is inherent to the ARENA "Workshop" idea and is driven by the scientific projects tailored to the unique capabilities of Dome C as well as to the technical limitations of reasonable robotic operation.
|2006 Aug 17-18||IAU General Assembly - Joint Discussion 8 "Solar and Stellar Activity Cycles"
Topics include solar activity cycle in the interior, atmosphere and corona; observations of stellar magnetic activity and cycles; and the solar-stellar connections and theories.
|2006 July 17-21||6th Helmholtz Institute Summer School - Supercomputational Cosmology|
|2006 Nov 28-29||8th MHD Days|
|2005 Sep 05-30||5th Helmholtz Institute Summer School - Complex Networks in Brain Dynamics|
|2004 Sep 23-Oct 17||4th Helmholtz Institute Summer School - Computational Fluid Mechanics|
|2003 Sep 01-26||3rd Helmholtz Institute Summer School - Chaos and Stability in Planetary Systems|
|2002 Aug 28-Sep 20||2nd Helmholtz Institute Summer School - Scientific Supercomputing in Climate Research|
|2001 Aug 27-Sep 21||1st Helmholtz Institute Summer School - Tools to Simulate Turbulence on Supercomputers|
|2000 Apr 10-15||IAU Symposium 200 - The Formation of Binary Stars|