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1 Department of Astrophysics White dwarfs Astroparticle physics White dwarfs Astroparticle physics Partner in NOVA

2 Secr: Cisca Custers secr@astro.ru.nl Chair: Prof. Jan Kuijpers kuijpers@astro.ru.nlwww.astro.ru.nl

3 1. Galactic white dwarf binaries Charting the Galactic population of white dwarf binaries How: - Wide field camera surveys * INT (La Palma): Faint Sky Variability Survey & Hα Survey of Galactic plane (IPHAS) * VST (Paranal): Omegawhite & UVEX - Phase resolved spectroscopy & photometry - Population synthesis Who: Paul Groot, Luisa Morales-Rueda, Gijs Nelemans, Gijs Roelofs, Else van den Besselaar, Wilbert van Ham, Richard Hijmering.

4 White dwarf binary

5 Dr. Luisa Morales Rueda Discovering WD binaries Colour diagrams of FSVS: non-variable, variable point sources and their ratio

6 Drs. Else van den Besselaar Unravelling binaries Combined red + white dwarf Single white dwarf Single red dwarf SDSS spectrum

7 The Galactic Population of Compact Binaries A Hot Spot Mass transfer in a binary star The VLT The data Drs. Gijs Roelofs

8 GWs from binaries Dr. Gijs Nelemans Veni-recipient

9 DROIDS The next generation cryogenic detector for X-rays and UV-VIS Noordwijk: Science Payload and Advanced Concept Office ESTEC/ESA When: 2007 Drs. Richard Hijmering Spectral imaging with Distributed Read-Out Imaging Devices

10 Drs. Wilbert van Ham Eclipse mapping of accretion discs with S-Cam Superconducting Josephson junctions

11 X-Shooter The world's most advanced spectrograph on the world's most advanced telescope: the ESO-VLT 0.3 – 2.5 micron, simultaneously Nijmegen: Astrophysics + Technocenter: Cryostat of the nIR arm Netherlands: Near infrared arm (2 Meuro) When: On the telescope in 2008 Dr. Paul Groot VIDI recipient

12 2. Astro Particle Physics High Energy Astrophysics of cosmic rays, neutron stars, pulsars, black holes and gravitational waves How: - WSRT, LOPES, LOFAR, AUGER - Theory: plasma astrophysics, general relativity - Cooperation EHEF & ThHEF Who: Jan Kuijpers, Heino Falcke, Martin van den Akker, Stijn Buitink, Andreas Horneffer, Sven Lafèbre, Joachim Moortgat, Andreas Nigl, Jelena Petrovic, Roy Smits.

13 High energy astrophysics Gravitational wave ripple in fabric of space-time

14 Drs. Roy Smits Pulsars observed with WSRT and GMRT Drifting sub-pulse caroussel

15 Drs. Pui-Kei Fung Radio pulsars explained Free-Electron Laser Simulation of pulsar emission

16 Drs. Joachim Moortgat Interaction GWs with matter: Observing GW with LOFAR

17 Drs. Martin van den Akker CERN muon detector as muon telescope Sky distribution of muons: no point sources

18 Dr. Jelena Petrovic Monte Carlo simulations of CR radio pulses

19 Drs. Sven Lafèbre CR detection with LOPES Radio emission dependence on primary particle energy

20 Drs. Stijn Buitink Thunderstormsand CR radio emission Enhanced radio emission during thunderstorms

21 Frequency (MHz) 28 25 0 28 Time (s) 1 2 3 LOFAR Initial Test Station Nancay Observatory 22.06.04 15:37:34 + ~3.5s Io-induced emission with s-bursts beam direction towards Jupiter Ir. Andreas Nigl LOFAR: Jupiter

22 Detectors for CR radio emission Dr. Andreas Horneffer Enjoying his first nature article!!

23 Prof. Dr. Heino Falcke Recipient of Ludwig-Biermann-prize Geosynchrotron Radio emission from CRS Nature, 435, 313, 2005

24 Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund Recipient of 1st vernieuwingsimpuls Astrobiology Producing life in a bottle?

25 Prof. Conny Aerts Musicfrom the stars Looking into the heart of a massive star for the first time ever!

26 Dr. Ulrich Schwarz High-velocity clouds in the Galaxy Galactic fountain or Extragalactic accretion?

27 Masters projects 1 Lianne Muijres, Eveline Schaekens, Marnix Theijssen, Vincent Klein-Breteler, Haili Hu Magnetars Knot in Crab Gravetars? Alfvenic heating Extrasolar planets

28 Erik Rijshouwer TUE Robotisering 35cm telescoop Pictures with 35 cm reflector by Harm Schoorlemmer Ring nebula Orion nebula Pinwheel galaxy Masters projects 2

29 Studenten-bachelorsprojecten 1 Polarisatie CR radio straling: Pim Schellart; Calibratie radio antennes: Andra Versteeg, Sandra Petrovic, Jaap Kroes; Magnetische lusantennes: Karel Kok, Stefan Jansen; Kosmische straling: Ralph Breuer.

30 Studenten-bachelorsprojecten 2 Zonnespectrograaf Kars Verbeek en Harm Schoorlemmer Hoge-snelheidswolken: Lieke van Spaandonk, Daniel van Wassem, Bart Buijs Sterspectrograaf Hans Coppens, Former vd Ploeg

31 Bachelor colleges Jaar 1 Optica en Sterrenkijker 1 & 2 (3 ec) prof. Kuijpers et al. Optica en Sterrenkijker 1 & 2 (3 ec) prof. Kuijpers et al. Kaleidoscoop Sterrenkunde (3 ec) prof. Kuijpers Kaleidoscoop Sterrenkunde (3 ec) prof. Kuijpers Observationele Sterrenkunde (3 ec) dr Groot Observationele Sterrenkunde (3 ec) dr Groot Newtoniaanse Kosmologie (3 ec) prof. Kuijpers Newtoniaanse Kosmologie (3 ec) prof. Kuijpers Jaar 2 Planetenstelsel dr Groot 3 ec Planetenstelsel dr Groot 3 ec Sterevolutie dr Groot 3 ec Sterevolutie dr Groot 3 ec Astrobiologie prof. Ehrenfreund 3 ec Astrobiologie prof. Ehrenfreund 3 ec Project 14 ec Project 14 ec Jaar 3 Project vervolg Project vervolg Kosmische magneetvelden prof. Kuijpers 6 ec Kosmische magneetvelden prof. Kuijpers 6 ec Asteroseismologie prof. Aerts 6 ec Asteroseismologie prof. Aerts 6 ec ART + Vroege Heelal prof. Kleiss + Kuijpers 6 ec ART + Vroege Heelal prof. Kleiss + Kuijpers 6 ec

32 Graduate Programme in Astrophysics High Energy Astrophysics 60 ects Thesis project (observ./theoret./abroad) 60 ects Thesis project (observ./theoret./abroad) 6 ects Accreting compact objects 6 ects Accreting compact objects 6 ects Radio pulsars 6 ects Radio pulsars 6 ects Black holes 6 ects Black holes 4 ects Telescope observing 4 ects Telescope observing 6 ects New windows on the universe 6 ects New windows on the universe 6 ects Interacademiae course 6 ects Interacademiae course


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