News of IMPRS-HD


2013-April-26

IMPRS students meet Brian Schmidt for discussions.

2011-Mar 29

Announcement of the 6th Heidelberg Summer School with the topic on Characterizing exoplanets - from formation to atmospheres from August 1-5, 2011. Invited lectures are Willy BENZ, Peter HAUSSCHILDT, Anders JOHANSEN, Lisa KALTENEGGER, Stephane UDRY.

2010-Jun-18

Otto Hahn Medal 2009 awarded to IMPRS student Surhud More . Check for more details the MPIA press release.

2010-May-25

Further funding to continue IMPRS-HD 2011-2017 has been granted by the President of the Max Planck Society.

2010-Mar 25

Announcement of the 5th Heidelberg Summer School with the topic on First Stars and Cosmic Reionization from September 6-10, 2010. Invited lectures are Volker BROMM, Andrea FERRARA, Naoki YOSHIDA, Saleem ZAROUBI.

2009-Dec-13

Deadline of the 2010 application round with more than 140 applications from all over the world.

2009-Mar 25

Announcement of the 4th Heidelberg Summer School with the topic on Statistical Inferences from Astrophysical Data from August 10-14, 2009. Invited lectures are David W. HOGG, Ian McHARDY, William H. PRESS.

2009-Mar 17

Softskills days of IMPRS-HD with Dr. Kerstin Meyer-Ross: Presentation skills (Feb. 21/22), Sientific Writing (Mar 17), Job Application Training (Mar 18), Speed Reading (Mar 19).

2008-Dec-15

Deadline of the 2009 application round with more than 130 applications from all over the world.

2008-Dec-01

IDL guide by Chris North

Co-organised by IMPRS and MPIA, the second IDL tutorial, an introduction series to IDL, takes place during the 1st week of December. Our thanks go to our local IDL gurus Leonard Burtscher, Joe Carson, Kees Dullemond, Nicola de Rio, Nikolay Nikolov, and Roy van Boekel. See here for more info.

2008-Nov-26

Elections for the IMPRS-HD student representatives. Julian Merten was elected as representative for the 4th generation students, Mario Gennaro as his deputy. Marcello Cacciato was again elected as representative for the 2nd generation students, Rosalind Skelton as his deputy. Kelly Foyle and Leonard Burtscher were again elected as representative / deputy for the 3rd generation students.

2008-Apr-28

Announcement of the 3rd Heidelberg Summer School, taking place September 1-5, 2008. Topic is The Art & Craft of Astronomical Instrumentation. Please, check here for further information.

2008-Feb-25
IDL guide by Chris North

Initiated by Nikolay Nikolov and co-organised by IMPRS, the IDL tutorial, an introduction series to IDL, started with the great help of our local IDL gurus Domenico Tamburro, Nicola de Rio, Joe Carson and Kees Dullemond.

2008-Feb-21

Machine learning and pattern recognition special lecture series by Coryn Bailer-Jones started.

2008-Jan-17

IMPRS softskills days Jan 17-19 on presentation skills and job application skills. Our course teachers were Kerstin Meyer-Ross (presentation & interviewing skills) and Eva Grebel (astronomy survivals skills).

2007-Dec-13

IMPRS deadline 2007 for the academic year 2008/2009. Of 104 application registrations at the IMPRS application webpage, IMPRS has received 98 signed application forms including application material.

2007-Nov-29

We were happy to have had Prof. Jay Gallagher (Wisconsin) here for an invited lecture series on the Structure & evolution of low mass galaxies for November 28-29, 2007. This visit was coordinated in collaboration with the HGSFP.

2007-Nov-22

Elections for the student representatives of IMPRS-HD. Kelly Foyle was elected as representative for the third generation students, Leonard Burtscher as her deputy. Marcello Cacciato was again elected as representative for the second generation students, Rosalind Skelton as his deputy. Steve Boudreault and Giulia Vannoni were again elected as representative / deputy for the first generation students.

2007-Oct-18

Start of the new academic year with the IMPRS seminar for the third-generation IMPRS students. Check for the time schedule. This year, we have 24 new international students in IMPRS HD.

2007-Oct-6

IMPRS is happy to announce that three of its PhD students (among other artists), Marcello Cacciato, Claudia Mignone, Emanuel Ziegler, will present examples of their photographic art within the exhibition Licht und Schatten at the "Altes Hallenbad" in Heidelberg, Oktober 6-27, 2007.

2007-Sep-24

Call for applications for the next academic year (2008). Deadline for applications is December 13, 2007. Further information can be obtained at the IMPRS application's webpage.

2007-Sep-03

Second IMPRS Summer School in Heidelberg Aug.29 - Sept.5. This year's topic is the Milky Way Galaxy. 84 participants from 24 countries attended the lectures by James Binney, Bruce Elmegreen, Eva Grebel, Ben Moore and specific science talks by colleagues from Heidelberg. See here for a photo gallery.

2007-Jul-23

IMPRS academic-year-end barbecue in the park of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut.

2007-Jul-4

The IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics becomes an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics representing its astronomy and astrophysics part.

2007-Jun-22

Third IMPRS softskills seminar June 22-23 (presentations techniques). The course teacher is again Kerstin Meyer-Ross.

2007-Jun-11

The Hydrodynamics of Young Circumstellar Disks, invited block lecture by Prof. Richard Durisen, Indiana University, June 11-12, 2007.

2007-May-10

The IMPRS candidate evaluation (deadline Dec 2006) is concluded.
Twenty-four new IMPRS students were accepted this time and have also agreed to join IMPRS-HD. For the new academic year starting September 2007 IMPRS-HD will convene 63 PhD students.

2007-Mar-17

The 1st year IMPRS students returned from their IMPRS block seminar in Oberflockenbach, March 15 - 17, 2007. Click for the seminar schedule.

2007-Feb-20

Heidelberg University has announced the next Graduate Days April 10-13 for the Physics Diplom or PhD students. To obtain more information and to register, please follow this link.

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Elections for the student representatives of IMPRS-HD. Marcello Cacciato is elected as representative for the second generation students, Rosalind Skelton is his deputy. Steve Boudreault and Giulia Vannoni were again elected as representative / deputy for the first generation students.

2006-Oct-19

Start of the first IMPRS seminar for the second-generation IMPRS students. Check for the time schedule.
During the winter term, the IMPRS seminar is held as an "Oberseminar", ie. as literature seminar discussing current highlights in astrophysical research.

2006-Sep-28

Call for applications for the next academic year (2007). Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006. Further information can be found on our application's webpage.

2006-Sep-25

Welcome address for the second generation students of IMPRS-HD by H.-W. Rix and S. Wagner (spokespersons of IMPRS-HD) on behalf of the Max Planck society and the University of Heidelberg. A briefing on IMPRS issues was given by IMPRS coordinator Ch. Fendt, see here for a pdf file).

2006-Jul-30

Second IMPRS softskills seminar July 28-29 on the topic of presentations skills. The course teacher has been Kerstin Meyer-Ross.

2006-Jul-21

IMPRS academic-year-end barbecue in the park of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut.

2006-Apr-8

First IMPRS softskills seminar April 8-9 on the topic of presentations skills.

2006-May-20

Completion of the last call for applications (deadline December 2005).
Twenty-three new IMPRS students were accepted this time (including "Quereinsteiger") and have also agreed to join IMPRS-HD. Among the new students are 3 from Italy, 3 from North America, 2 from South America, 2 from India, and 1 from South Africa.

2006-Apr-27

Start of the second IMPRS seminar. Check for the time schedule.
This summer term the IMPRS seminar is held as advanced research seminar with IMPRS students presenting their reearch projects.

2006-Mar-29

Announcement on the 1st Heidelberg Summer School on the Physics of the Interstellar Medium organized by IMPRS-HD. It will take place September 25-29. Invited lecturers are Leo Blitz, Thomas Henning, Robert Williams. Please, check for further information.

2006-Feb-10

Skiing excursion of some of our IMPRS fellows to the Feldberg. Check for a series of pictures.

2005-Dec-15

Deadline for IMPRS applications for the academic year 2006/2007. We received exactly hundred applications most of them by well qualified candidates from 17 countries world-wide.

2005-Nov-17

Election of the student representatives of IMPRS-HD. Elected were Steve Boudreault and Giulia Vannoni.

2005-Oct-13

Start of first IMPRS seminar. Check for the time schedule.
The IMPRS seminar intents to provide a central meeting opportunity for all IMPRS students in order to exchange ideas and experience.
During the winter term, the IMPRS seminar is held as an "Oberseminar", ie. as literature seminar discussing current highlights in astrophysical research.

2005-Sep-14

Here, you will find pictures of the follow-up IMPRS barbecue after the IMPRS opening.

2005-Sep-12

Official opening of IMPRS-HD on the occasion of the first lecture course "Introduction to Astronomy" for the newly arrived IMPRS students.
The welcome address by H.-W. Rix and W. Duschl (speakers of IMPRS-HD) on behalf of the Max Planck society and the University of Heidelberg, was followed by a brief overview over the IMPRS curriculum (IMPRS coordinator Ch. Fendt; see here for a pdf file). The IMPRS opening and the lecture has been broadcasted in the regional TV news "BW Aktuell" (SWR), at 18:00 and 19:45 ("BW" stands for the German state of "Baden-Württemberg").
A list of all 1st-generation IMPRS students with their supervisor and their thesis topics can be downloaded here.