Wednesday Colloquium

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The Colloquium takes place every Wednesday at 11:15 AM - Warsaw Copernicus Astronomical Centre online by means of Zoom platform. The Colloquium is given in English and chaired by dr Stanisław Bajtlik ( from outside of the Copernicus Center are very welcome to participate. For technical detailes please contact Dr. Stanislaw Bajtlik.


"Proto-neutron star evolution and neutrino interactions in hot and dense matter"

Micaela Oertel (LUTH, Meudon)

Neutrinos play an important role in compact star astrophysics: neutrino-heating is one of the main ingredients in core-collapse supernovae, neutrino-matter interactions determine the composition of matter in binary neutron star mergers and have among others a strong impact on conditions for heavy element nucleosynthesis and neutron star cooling is dominated by neutrino emission except for very old stars. Many works in the last decades have shown that in dense matter medium effects considerably change the neutrino-matter interaction rates, whereas many astrophysical simulations use analytic approximations which are often far from reproducing more complete calculations. In this talk I will present a scheme which allows to incorporate improved rates into simulations and show as an example results for the evolution of a proto-neutron star.


Special seminars


Journal Club

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Journal Club takes place on Mondays at 11:00 AM in the room 18/19. The seminar is given in English and is chaired by Angelos  Karakonstantakis, Gergely Hajdu, and Fatemeh Kayanikhoo.


"Exploring the correlations between galaxy properties and environment in the cosmic web using marked statistics"

Unnikrishnan Sureshkumar (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Galaxies live in dark matter haloes and hence the galaxy properties are majorly defined by the properties of the haloes. Thus the environmental dependence of dark matter halo properties prompts a correlation between galaxy properties and the environment. In this talk, I will discuss the results from our works (arXiv:2102.04177 and arXiv:2201.10480) that explored how luminosities in optical to mid-infrared bands, stellar mass, and star formation rate are correlated with the environment. We use a set of stellar mass-selected and 3.4 μm luminosity-selected galaxies from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey. We utilize the galaxy two-point correlation functions and marked correlation functions to investigate the environmental correlations. I will also discuss the impact of various selection effects on the galaxy clustering measurements. Additionally, I will show the results of our ongoing work with data from simulations.


The Bohdan Paczyński Memorial Colloquium



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