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Study Program WiSe 2021/2022

Space Sciences and Technologies (Space-ST)

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Foundations (Compulsory Module)

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. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 H 1 - H0020 (2 Credit hours) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 12:00 - 14:00 NW1 H 1 - H0020 (2 Credit hours) Übungen
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) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours) Übungen in Gruppen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) Übungen in Gruppen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1270 Übungen in Gruppen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1330 Übungen in Gruppen
Prof. Dr. John Philip Burrows

Physics for Space Observations (PSO)

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Students of PSO choose one of the following courses:
3 cp
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) Vorlesung
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 S1270 (2 Credit hours) Vorlesung
Dr. rer. nat. 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 N3310 (1.5 Credit hours) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 16:30 - 17:00 NW1 N3310 (0.5 Credit hours) Übungen
Dr. Gunnar Spreen
Dr. Christian Melsheimer (LB)

Elective Modules (PSO and ITS)

This folder contains elective modules for both specialization subjects: PSO and ITS
9 cp
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 S1360 (2 Credit hours) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 16:00 - 18:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours) Übungen
Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung
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)

Course content:

In this seminar, we shall study foundational, historical and philosophical questions of cosmology. The syllabus comprises topics and concepts such as (A) key elements of the cosmological standard model and anomalies within it; (B) cosmology as a science and how contemporary research benefits from an awareness of its historical development; (C) further epistemological and methodological questions regarding, for instance, the heavy reliance on strong idealisations and extrapolations in cosmology.
Formally, no prerequisite knowledge in either cosmology or philosophy is needed (albeit desirable). Diligent preparation of the weekly required reading, and continuous active participation are obligatory for successfully completing this course (See below for the details regarding the course requirements/Leistungsnachweis).

Learning outcome/learning goals:

• Basic knowledge of cosmology.
• Knowledge of basic relevant 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)

Preparatory literature:

- P. Coles. Cosmology – a Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2013
- C. Smeenk & G. Ellis. Philosophy of Cosmology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2017, https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/cosmology/

Patrick Dürr
Dr. Eva Höne
Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka