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Winter Semester

Radio astronomy

Students deepen their knowledge in the field of radio astronomy through self-study for their own presentation. This lecture also trains skills in the area of scientific research and presentation techniques. In the subsequent discussion, scientific discussion techniques are acquired.

Course content: In the seminar, sub-areas of research in the field of radio astronomy are dealt with. Literature will be announced or provided in the seminar for the respective topics.


Summer Semester

Crossing the Desert

The lecture series makes the best of the current situation without in person teaching.

Different lecturers from different universities and research institutions from all over Germany give lectures on their respective areas of expertise in the field of astro(particle) physics! Students can acquire credit points by preparing and presenting their own lectures in the form of a seminar and thus gain expertise in the field of scientific lectures from the experienced scientists.

The seminar is held in English! This gives students the opportunity to practise their scientific terminology.

The current event has the euphonious name: Crossing the Desert - Signatures of New Physics in the Universe.

Poster with information about the course © Dominik Elsässer ​/​ TU Dortmund

Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.