The Institute Seminars take place every Friday at 11:30 in a hybrid format, in person in the Hörsaal and online through zoom sessions. Seminar talks are always in English.

Organizers (WS2023): Yanina Metodieva, Roland Ottensamer, Alice Zocchi



  • 13.10.2023 - Avinash Chaturvedi (Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam)

    Title: "A dynamical mass-map of the Fornax galaxy cluster"

    Abstract - The Fornax cluster provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the formation and evolution of early-type galaxies in a dense environment. Thanks to its proximity and building on a wealth of ancillary data, the Fornax cluster provides a unique chance to study the growth of galaxies and intracluster light in a dense environment in great detail. Using the spectroscopic observations from the Visible Multi-Object Spectrograph at Very Large Telescope (VLT/VIMOS) and mock HI observations of Fornax from TNG50 simulations allow us to learn about mass-assembly and intra-cluster environment. In this talk, I will present the kinematics of the GCs of the Fornax cluster core region and will discuss the distribution of baryonic and dark matter around NGC1399. I will discuss the kinematic substructure of the intra-cluster GCs, which indicates their accreted nature. In addition, I will also show that Fornax-like halos in TNG50 simulations hold a large amount of cold gas in their IC environment.

  • 27.10.2023 - Horst Foidl & Bodo Ziegler

    Horst Foidl - "A proposal to increase accuracy of cosmological observables"

    Bodo Ziegler - ÖGAA

  • 03.11.2023 - Nicole Pawellek

    Title: "How to give better presentations"

  • 10.11.2023 - Prashin Jethwa

    Title: "Modelling Non-Gaussianity in Galaxy Velocity Distributions"

  • 17.11.2023 - Nicole Pawellek

    Title: "A self-consistent multi-wavelength model for dust in debris discs"

  • 24.11.2023 - Kieran Leschinski

    Title: "Vienna at the ELT - starting the discussion for how to use our guaranteed observing time"

  • 01.12.2023 - Péter Ábrahám

    Title: "Fireworks during early stellar evolution: the eruptive phenomenon of newborn stars"

  • 15.12.2023 - Gwenaël Van Looveren

    Title: "To AI, or not to AI, that is the question"

  • 12.01.2024 - Team Sternwarte

    Title: "New year's resolutions - Team Sternwarte"

  • 26.01.2024 - FÖP
  • 02.02.2024 - Sudeshna Boro Saikia

    Title: "On the connection between UV emission lines, atmospheric motions and stellar winds"