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Annual Fall Meeting and 82nd General Assembly

Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy

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Potsdam, 21-25 September 2009

The Annual Fall Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG), connected with the 82nd General Assembly, in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 is devoted to 'Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy'.
Organized by the Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam and the University of Potsdam.

DPG     The conference is a joint event with the fall meeting of the "Fachverband Extraterrestrische Physik" of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Extraterrestrische Forschung e.V."

The conference venue is Griebnitzsee Campus of Potsdam University

NEW: Photos of the reception, awards and AG General Assembly

Public Lectures (Urania Berlin)

22.9.  19:30  Prof. Harald Lesch: Was hat das Universum mit mir zu tun?
24.9.  19:30  Prof. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki: Killerasteroiden, Supernovae und die dunkle Seite des Universums
25.9.  19:30  Prof. Joachim Wambsganß: Auf der Suche nach der zweiten Erde

Scientific Rationale

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.

Poster (small, 1.2MB)

Poster (full size, 6MB)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Matthias Steinmetz (co-chair, AIP)
Klaus Strassmeier (co-chair, AIP)

Jörg Büchner (MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau)
Andreas Burkert (Univ. Munich)
Ralf-Jürgen Dettmar (Univ. Bochum)
Eva Grebel (ZAH, Heidelberg)
Gerhard Hensler (Univ. Vienna)
Dieter Reimers (Univ. Hamburg)
Philipp Richter (Univ. Potsdam)


last update September 23, 2009, R. Arlt