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Study Program WiSe 2020/2021

Space Sciences and Technologies (Space-ST)

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General

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
Fire Drill (in englischer Sprache) (in English)
Fire Safety Exercise
For new English-speaking students and those that have not attended before

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 11.11.20 07:30 - 11:00 HS2010 (Keksdose) Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. 8:00-8:45 indoors lecture H2010, 9:00-11:00 outdoor exercise just behind Cartesium building, Emmy-Noether-Strasse

Physical presence required! Registration from 7:30 a.m. Note the COVID-19 precaution measures: Keep your distance, wear a mask.
Participation in a fire safety exercise is mandatory for all students whose study programme contains laboratory work. Admittance to lab work only after participation in this fire drill.
08:00 am - 09:00 am lecture
09:00 am - 11:00 am practical fire protection exercises outdoors, so please wear weatherproof clothing and sturdy shoes!

Mihaela Gianina Torozan
Begrüßung der neuen Studierenden im Master Space Sciences and Technologies (in English)
Welcome of new students in Space Sciences and Technologies
ONLINE

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 30.10.20 12:00 - 13:00 ONLINE
PD Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer

Foundations (Compulsory Modules) 30 CP

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-AMMDA-VApplied Mathematical Methods and Data Analysis (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours)

Course will start online.

Prof. Dr. Michail Vrekousis
01-01-03-AtPhy-VAtmospheric Physics (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1330 example classes group 2
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1270 example classes group 1

Course will start online.

Prof. Dr. John Philip Burrows
01-15-03-CTh1(a)-VControl Theory 1 / Regelungstheorie 1 (in English)
ONLINE

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6 (4)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 08:00 - 12:00 (4 Credit hours) - digital synchron -
Prof. Dr. Kai Michels
01-29-03-ComSp-VCommunication Technologies for Space (in English)
Communication Technologies (for Space)
- ONLINE -

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Credit hours)

Parts of the exercise will be held as a seminar (dates and time slots upon agreement with the students).

Dr. Carsten Bockelmann
01-29-03-SEM-VScience and Exploration Missions (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S1270 (2 Credit hours)
Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Dr. Marco Scharringhausen, Dipl.-Math.
01-29-03-SpE-VSpace Electronics (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 17:00 (3 Credit hours) ONLINE Lecture and Exercise
Prof. Dr. Alberto Garcia-Ortiz

Remote Sensing and Communication (Compulsory Modules)

27 CP during semester 2 and 3
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-29-03-CNSp-VCommunication Networks for Space (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 13:00 - 16:00 (3 Credit hours) Online or CN-Lab tbd
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster
Dr. Andreas Könsgen
Dr. Asanga Udugama
01-29-03-GG-VGeodesy and Gravity (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:00 - 18:00 NW1 N3310 (2 Credit hours)
Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
01-29-03-LSPA-VSpace Lab (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 18:00 (2 Credit hours)
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster
Dr. Andreas Könsgen
Dr. Dirk Wübben
Prof. Dr. Kai Michels
Dr. Carsten Bockelmann

Physics for Space Observations (PSO)

Compulsory Modules

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-AtA-VAtmospheric Aerosols - cancelled (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)

As a replacement for the module Atmospheric Aerosols in the winter semester 2020/2021, students of Space-ST, specialization Physics for Space Observations, choose either: 01-01-03-CliS2-V Climate System II (3CP) or 01-01-03-GCC-V Global Carbon Cycle (3CP) or 01-01-03-MRS-V Microwave Remote Sensing (3CP) from the section "Options"

N. N.
01-01-03-AtCM1-VAtmospheric Chemistry Modelling: Part 1 (Theory) (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 8) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (1.5 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 8) Thu. 12:00 - 14:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (0.5 Credit hours)

This course has 2 semester weekly hours (1,5x lecture + 0,5 example classes). The course will start online on 07 January 2021.

Prof. Dr. Michail Vrekousis

Options for winter semester 20/21

(3CP) Students in \"Physics for Space Observations\" choose one of the following courses:
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-CliS2-VClimate System II (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (2 Credit hours)

Course will start online.

Prof. Dr. Gerrit Lohmann, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Martin Werner, Dipl.-Phys. (LB)
01-01-03-GCC-VGlobal Carbon Cycle (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (2 Credit hours)

Course will start online.

Dr. Christoph Völker (LB)
01-01-03-MRS-VMicrowave Remote Sensing (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 15:00 - 16:30 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (1.5 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 16:30 - 17:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) (0.5 Credit hours)

Course will start online.

Dr. Gunnar Spreen
Dr. Christian Melsheimer (LB)

Elective Modules (PSO and ITS)

This folder contains elective modules for both specialization subjects: "Physics for Space Observation" and "Information Technologies for Space"
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-Dyn1-VDynamics I (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 14:00 - 16:00 NW1 S1260 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 16:00 - 18:00 NW1 S1260 (2 Credit hours)

Course will start online.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung
01-15-03-InS(a)-VIntegrated Circuits (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6 (4)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 H 2 - W0020 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 12:00 - 14:00 NW1 H 2 - W0020 (2 Credit hours)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Paul
01-29-03-ML-VMachine Learning for Swarm Exploration (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Elective course for M.Sc. CIT, Electrical Engineering & Information Technology and Space-ST. Block course at the end of the lecture period in February 2021.
Contents:
• Why swarm exploration – some motivational examples with applications in space and on Earth
• Preliminaries: selected mathematical formalism (vector spaces, matrices, representation and approximations in vector spaces, least squares, convex optimization)
• Recap of probability and statistics (calculus of probabilities, moments, Bayesian theory)
• Machine learning tools (supervised learning, linear regression, kernel methods, neural networks, impact of regularization, sparsity and compressed sensing)
• Models for multi-agent networks (connected network models, distributed inference strategies)
• Distributed machine learning and exploration (models for static spatial regression, information-theoretic exploration approaches, Bayesian sequential methods for learning and exploration)
• Discussion of several practical examples of swarm exploration solutions (cooperative localization, information-driven sparse mapping of magnetic fields, exploration of sparse gas sources using a swarm of mobile robots)
As outcome, the students should be able to:
• Understand key concepts in distributed information processing over networks,
• Explain and apply mathematical tools needed to implement classical machine learning algorithms in distributed settings

Prof. Dr. Armin Dekorsy
Dmitriy Shutin
09-M52-03-01Philosophy of Cosmology, Space and Space Travel [digital] (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00

Course Content:

This course covers philosophical questions about cosmology and about the exploration of terra incognita related to space. First, we cover the meaning of exploration for mankind in general (exploration of new territories as well as of laws of the physical world and laws in general). Second, we specialize to questions related to space: What is the idea behind a finite or infinite world? What does the exploration of space mean for the “position” of mankind within the Universe, for the world view of human beings? What would it mean for mankind if the search for extraterrestrial life will be successful? In what sense can cosmology missions “uncover” the dynamics of the universe from the Big Bang to the far future? What concept of time is involved here and what counts as evidence and why?

Learning outcome/learning goals:

• Knowledge of basic notions from the philosophy of the natural sciences (natural law, space, time, infinity, …)
• Basic insights into the aims of scientific inquiry and the generation of scientific knowledge (by means of examples from the history of cosmology)
• Ideas involved in human self-understanding related to “other worlds” or extraterrestrial life
• Basic knowledge of cosmology.

Literature:
[Will be announced at the beginning of the course.]

Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka