Scientific results from the Gaia mission

winter term 2017/2018
Lecturer: Jordan
Link to LSF
9 participants
Scientific results from the Gaia mission (MVSem, WS 17/18)

Master Pflichtseminar

This seminar aims at presentations of the first scientific results from the Gaia mission.

Stefan Jordan (
Ulrich Bastian (
ARI/ZAH, Mönchhofstr. 12-14, 69118 Heidelberg

ARI Seminar room (first floor)

Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45
It is possible to shift the seminar to 10:15 or 11:15 if agreed by all participants.

First Seminar:
October 17


October 17:

October 24:
  • Ulrich Bastian: Some current intricacies and 'joys' of the Gaia data reduction

Later Dates: Student presentations on Gaia Science, e.g. 21.11, 28.11., 5.12., 12.12., 19.12., 9.1., 16.1., ...
The exact dates will be found by a doodle poll

Please send your proposal for two papers (priority one and two) to until October 24. You can choose from the selection or from the full list of 189 papers (see below).

In order to obtain the 6 credit points students must give a presentation and write a summary on the presentation and topic (about 10 pages). 

Some information about the Gaia mission:

The Seminar topics:

January 9, 9:15-10:45:

Timo Dornhöfer: Gaia Data Release 1. The photometric data (Supervisor: Stefan Jordan)

Kevin Lange: 'Gaia 1 and 2. A pair of new Galactic star clusters' (Supervisor : Ulrich Bastian)

January 16, 9:15-10:45:

Jiaming Zhao: Red clump stars and Gaia: calibration of the standard candle using a hierarchical probabilistic model (Supervisor : Stefan Jordan)

Ju Hyung Schin: Galactic rotation in Gaia DR1 (Supervisor: Stefan Jordan)

January 23, 9:15-10:45:

Jonas Klüter: Gravitationally Lensed Quasars in Gaia: I. Resolving Small-Separation Lenses (Supervisor: Ulrich Bastian)

Maik Druschke: The Discovery of a Five-Image Lensed Quasar at z = 3.34 using PanSTARRS1 and Gaia (Supervisor: Ulrich Bastian)

January 30, 9:15-10:45:

Daniel Bibik: A test of Gaia Data Release 1 parallaxes: implications for the local  distance scale (Supervisor: Stefan Jordan)

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Scientific results from the Gaia mission
winter term 2017/2018
Link zum LSF
9 participants