Kevin Schawinski: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Dr. Kevin Schawinski
RelationshipAssistant Professor

402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0356-00LAstrophysics Seminar Information 0 credits2SS. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, S. Lilly, A. Refregier, K. Schawinski, H. M. Schmid
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0362-15LBlack Hole Astrophysics4 credits2VK. Schawinski
AbstractThis course will cover topics in black hole astrophysics from galactic X-ray binaries, active galactic nuclei, quasars, and black hole seed formation, as well as galaxy-black hole co-evolution.
ObjectiveIn each class, students will present and discuss key science and review papers from the literature. Students will gain an overview of black hole astrophysics and practice their presentation and argumentation skills.
ContentWe will discuss a range of classic papers and current work on various topics relating to astrophysical black holes.

Topics covered include:
* X-ray binaries and compact objects
* Active galactic nuclei
* AGN structure
* AGN evolution
* Host galaxies
* black hole seed formation
* scaling relations & feedback
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is geared towards advanced students (Master and Ph.D) in astrophysics and the physical sciences.
402-0369-00LResearch Colloquium in Astrophysics Information 0 credits1KS. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, S. Lilly, A. Refregier, K. Schawinski, H. M. Schmid
AbstractDuring the semester there is a colloquium every week on actual research by the members of the Institute of Astrophysics. In general, colloquia are 20 minutes excluding discussion. They start with a general introduction, review techniques and methods of general interest and present results. The goal is to inform all members of the institute about current work.
ObjectiveA colloquium is a combination of a 10 minute conference paper preceded by a 10 minute widely understandable introduction. The discussion is limited to 10 minutes, but may continue privately. The research colloquia are announced in the ETH Vorlesungsverzeichnis, but are not publicized in the Wochenbulletin of the Department of Physics. All colloquia are given in English.