|656th ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
|2018-10-04||dr DOROTA KOZIEŁ-WIERZBOWSKA||OA UJ|
|ZN OA 1520||
Radio sources in the SDSS spectroscopic catalogues
Based on the catalogue of Radio sources associated with Optical Galaxies and having
Unresolved or Extended morphologies I (ROGUE I), I will discuss the problem of
identification and classification of radio sources in the large radio surveys. The
catalogue was created by cross-matching galaxies from the SDSS with the FIRST and
NVSS catalogues. It contains more than 32,000 galaxies with a FIRST core within
3arcsec of the optical position, and is the largest, handmade catalogue of this
|ZN OA 1521||
Gathering in Honor of Prof. Katarzyna Otmianowska-Mazur
Uroczyste podziękowanie Pani Profesor Katarzynie Otmianowskiej-Mazur za
długoletnią współpracę naukową oraz zaangażowanie w budowę stacji LOFAR-a
Po uroczystości dr Błażej Nikiel-Wroczyński wygłosi wykład "LoTSS -
najnowszy przegląd nieba realizowany przez LOFAR-a".
|Wszystkich Świętych / Holiday break|
|2019-11-08||prof. PAOLO VALORE||Universita' di Milano Statale and Milano Bicocca, Italy|
|ZN OA 1522||
Kinds of things and our choices. Ontology and presuppositons
Contemporary ontology tells us what exists, specifying the categories of
objects that we should assume. I address some complications that arise
when we try to build a philosophical reconstruction of the link between
individuals and categories, with some examples mutuated from bio-medical
research. These complications arise from the fact that given a domain of
individuals, any classificatory principle determines a set of things.
Therefore, there are many alternative ways of classifying things in
classes according to their shared properties, producing different patterns
of classification in categories guided by different theoretical
assumptions. In fact, if we are not able to specify the strategy of the
intended relevant properties and our preferences in advance, the empirical
data themselves do not help us spot the perspicuous kinds. These
theoretical assumptions can be considered the metaphysical background of
any theory that assumes the notion of intrinsic property and pertinent and
|2019-11-15||mgr SEBASTIANO SAVASTANO||Universita' di Bologna, Italy|
|ZN OA 1523||
Primordial Dark Matter Halos from fifth forces
Dark matter is an essential ingredient of modern cosmology, its fundamental nature being one of the biggest open enigmas in physics. I discuss the possibility to provide the entire dark matter content in form of screened dark compact objects which could be potentially generated during the radiation dominated era. In the standard cosmological scenario, this would be suppressed due to the fast expansion rate of the Universe lead by radiative pressure. Nevertheless, the introduction of an additional long-range attractive interaction stronger than gravity enhances the growth of fluctuations in the density field of a non-interacting matter fluid, which eventually collapse in Primordial Dark Matter Halos. Finally, I analyse in which conditions these structures might evade microlensing constraints and cosmic microwave background energy injection bounds.
|2019-11-22||dr hab. JAN CZERNIAWSKI||Instytut Filozofii UJ, Kraków|
|ZN OA 1524||
Construction of Kinematical Transformations in Special Relativity
In the didactics of Special Relativity, kinematical transformations are usually introduced by imposing on general linear transformations the condition that the principle of constancy of light velocity. However, this way does not enable catching an intuitive meaning of the transformations analogous to the one enabled for Galilean transformations by their construction, supported by the standard figure. Two versions of such construction for proper Lorentz transformations will be presented, first based on familiar experimental results and the standard signal synchronizing procedure, and second on some more general assumptions, the synchronizing procedure by infinitely slow clock transport, and the condition that the transformations form a group. Both are supported by the same standard figure as for Galilean transformations.
|2019-11-29||dr MARIUSZ TARNOPOLSKI||OA UJ|
|ZN OA 1525||
Optical variability modelling of newly identified blazar candidates behind Magellanic Clouds
We present an optical variability study of 44 newly identified blazar candidates behind the Magellanic Clouds, including 27 flat spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs) and 17 BL Lacertae objects (BL Lacs). The objects in the sample possess optical OGLE light curves (LCs) spanning several (up to 17) years. The LCs were analysed with the Lomb-Scargle periodogram, and it was found that the power spectral densities (PSDs) exhibit breaks for several objects, which allowed to constrain the black hole masses of 18 FSRQs. Many sources have very steep PSDs, with high frequency spectral index in the range 3-7. An alternative attempt to classify the LCs was made using the Hurst exponents and the A-T plane.
|2019-12-06||dr DMITRY PROKHOROV||University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|ZN OA 1526||
Gamma-Ray Emission from Radio Galaxies
Centaurus A (Cen A), the nearest radio galaxy, was detected as a faint emitter of very high energy (VHE) gamma rays by the H.E.S.S. telescopes in Namibia. The flux derived from the H.E.S.S. data is notably higher than that expected from a single zone synchrotron self-Compton model, which adequately describes the emission from Cen A at lower energies. New observations with H.E.S.S. were performed to clarify the spectral characteristics of the VHE emission from Cen A. I will report on the results of the analysis of the complete H.E.S.S. data set with twice the exposure time of the previously published data set and also the update of the Cen A spectrum obtained with Fermi-LAT at GeV energies. I will also discuss prospects for H.E.S.S. observations of the radio galaxy, Fornax A.
|2019-12-13||mgr GIUSEPPE SARRACINO||Universita' Federico II di Napoli, Italy|
|ZN OA 1527||
Stellar Structure in f(R)-Gravity
The modiﬁed Lane-Emden Equation for stellar structure in f(R)-Gravity is derived and solved numerically. This equation is derived in the Newtonian limit by assuming a polytropic relation between the pressure and the density. This is an integro-diﬀerential equation whose integral part can have an oscillating behaviour with the proper choice of the Green Function taken to derive it that can be used to describe the behaviour of variable stars or a Yukawa-like behaviour. We solve this equation both in the non-oscillating and oscillating case for diﬀerent values of the polytropic index and confront the diﬀerent solutions with the General Relativity case. This approach allows us to include in this theoretical scheme exotic very massive objects and variables objects.
|2019-12-20||dr ANDREY TIMOKHIN||Uniwersytet Zielonogórski, Zielona Góra|
|ZN OA 1528||
How electron-positron pair plasma fills pulsar magnetosphere, heats NS surface, and generates radio emission.
I give an overview of recent pulsar magnetosphere models emphasizing the importance of pair plasma generation. I discuss how much pair plasma can be produced in pair cascades and what it means for the physics of Pulsar Wind Nebulae. Relativistic particles accelerated in pair formation zones heat the neutron star surface, I demonstrate that the temperatures of pulsar polar caps predicted in the frame of modern pair cascade models agree with observations quite well. I also present a novel robust mechanism for direct generation of coherent radio emission in pair discharges and discuss its implications.
|przerwa świąteczna / Holiday break|
|przerwa świąteczna / Holiday break|
|2020-01-10||dr H. TUGCA SENER||Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie|
|ZN OA 1529||
Hot subdwarfs as common-envelope evolution outcomes
Hot subwarfs allow us to explore possible outcomes of common-envelope (CE) ejection in a close binary. Depending on the observational results (i.e. orbital period, mass ratio, chemical abundances, etc.) a conclusion for these exotic systems can be reached regarding an idea of the formation and evolution of He-rich subdwarf binaries. Besides a general perspective on their formation, they also help us to go further on stellar evolution and confirm our current knowledge about the outcomes of CE evolution. Some case studies will be shown as examples.
|2020-01-17||mgr ROMANA GROSSOVA||Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic &|
University of Torino, Torino, Italy
|ZN OA 1530||
Powerful AGN jets and unbalanced cooling in the hot atmosphere of IC 4296
Giant elliptical galaxies are the largest galactic structures in the Universe. They were formed within the first few Gyr after the Big Bang and overcome only brief and explosive star formation and afterward grew only by dry mergers and are embedded in hot X-ray emitting atmospheres. AGN radio-mechanical feedback is considered to be balancing the heating and cooling in these structures. A detailed study was done for giant elliptical galaxy IC 4296 located in the group Abell 3565. The new Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA, 1--2 GHz) radio data, supported by archival radio, X-ray (Chandra, XMM-Newton) and optical (SOAR, HST) observations revealed uniqueness of this source. The galaxy hosts powerful radio jets piercing through the inner hot X-ray emitting atmosphere, depositing most of the energy into the ambient intra-cluster medium (ICM). Whereas the radio surface brightness of the A configuration image is consistent with a Fanaroff-Riley Class I (FR I) system, the D configuration image reveals two large (160 kpc), well-defined lobes (one of which is associated with an X-ray cavity) at a projected distance 230 kpc. The total enthalpy of the radio lobes is 7 × 1059 erg and the mechanical power output of the jets is 1044 erg/s. The central entropy and cooling time of the X-ray gas are unusually low and the nucleus hosts a warm Hα+[NII] nebula and a cold molecular CO disk.
|2020-01-24||dr KRZYSZTOF GŁÓD||OA UJ|
|ZN OA 1531||
Light propagation in space-time
|Sesja / Exam break|
|Sesja / Exam break|
|Przerwa semestralna / Semester break|
|2020-02-21||prof. RYSZARD SZCZERBA||Centrum Astronomiczne im. M. Kopernika - Toruń|
Searching for Young Stellar Objects in the Outer Galactic Plane
|Wielki Piątek / Holiday break|
|1 Maja / Holiday break|
|piątek po Święcie Bożego Ciała / Holiday break|
|Sesja / Exam break|