Martin Wendt

Martin Wendt

Dr. rer.nat.
Institut fuer Physik und Astronomie
Universitaet Potsdam
Haus 28
D-14476 Golm
Phone : +49 331 977 5918

e-mail : mwendt(at)astro.physik.uni-potsdam.de (please replace '(at)' with the proper '@')

EAS member since 05.08.2010
AG member since 11.07.2011
IAU member since 06.09.2012

Gewaehlte Postdoc-Vertretung der Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS), 2014, 2015
Gewaehlter Vertreter des wissenschaftlichen Mittelbaus im Institutsrat, 2014, 2015, 2016
Zertifikat (PDF) der Senior Teaching Professionals, (STP 2013)


Research:

Currently working in the group of Philipp Richter
in the field of research concerning a possible variation of fundamental physical constants.
This involves data analysis in the course of the ESO Large Program.

UVES data as CoI:
'THE UVES LARGE PROGRAM FOR TESTING FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS'
'Measuring Dimensionless Constants with UVES'

Since 2011, I am also part of the MUSE consortium in close collaberation with the Leibniz-Institut Potsdam.
I am the author of a dedicated tool to simulate MUSE 3D data cubes: QSIM.


Publications and talks:

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Please ask for PDF versions of the talks or lectures if you are interested.

19.10.2017 'A stellar census in globular clusters with MUSE: The contribution of rotation to cluster dynamics studied with 200 000 stars' (preprint)
22.09.2017 'Multiple origins for the DLA at zabs=0.313 toward PKS 1127-145 indicated by a complex dust depletion pattern of Ca, Ti, and Mn' (preprint)
14.09.2017 'Mapping diffuse interstellar bands in the local ISM on small scales via MUSE 3D spectroscopy' (preprint)
11.09.2017 'Dark Galaxy Candidates at Redshift ~3.5 Detected with MUSE' (preprint)
26.01.2017 'Galactic Winds with MUSE: A Direct Detection of FeII* Emission from a z = 1.29 Galaxy' (preprint)

21.11.2016 'An HST/COS legacy survey of high-velocity ultraviolet absorption in the Milky Way's circumgalactic medium and the Local Group' (preprint)
04.07.2016 Talk, EWASS: 'Mapping Diffuse Interstellar Bands on small scales via MUSE 3D spectroscopy in crowded fields.'
01.06.2016 'A Stellar Census in NGC 6397 with MUSE' (ESO Messenger)
27.05.2016 'Observations of metals in the z~3.5 intergalactic medium and comparison to the EAGLE simulations' (MNRAS)
11.05.2016 'MusE GAs FLOw and Wind (MEGAFLOW) I: First MUSE results on background quasars' (ApJ)
01.04.2016 Talk, BHB-Sternwarte: 'Naturkonstanten, wie konstant sind sie wirklich?'
04.02.2016 'MUSE crowded field 3D spectroscopy of over 12,000 stars in the globular cluster NGC 6397 - Paper II.' (A&A)
04.02.2016 'MUSE crowded field 3D spectroscopy of over 12,000 stars in the globular cluster NGC 6397 - Paper I.' (A&A)
29.01.2016 Seminar talk at the DESY/Zeuthen:'Structures in the interstellar medium'
27.01.2016 'Possible Signatures of a Cold-Flow Disk from MUSE...' (ApJ)

01.12.2015 'The Central Orion Nebula (M42) as seen by MUSE' (The ESO Messenger No.162)
02.11.2015 Talk, MUSE Tagung: 'GCs: ISM and DIBs in absorption'
17.09.2015 'Extended Lyman alpha haloes around individual high-redshift galaxies revealed by MUSE' (preprint, accepted by A&A)
16.07.2015 Talk, Astrophysikalisches Kolloquium Goettingen: 'Spatially resolved ISM and DIBs with MUSE'
25.06.2015 Talk, EWASS2015: 'Small scale structure in interstellar DIBs seen with MUSE integral-field spectroscopy'
30.05.2015 'A MUSE map of the central Orion Nebula (M 42)'(preprint)
26.02.2015 'Towards DIB mapping in galaxies beyond 100 Mpc. A radial profile of the 5780.5 diffuse interstellar band in AM 1353-272 B'(preprint)
20.02.2015 Talk, Potsdam-Berlin Kolloquium: 'IGM, ISM and DIBs in absorption'

05.09.2014 'The UVES Large Program for testing fundamental physics - III. Constraints on the fine-structure constant from 3 telescopes.(preprint)
13.05.2014 'Constraints of Delta mu /mu based on H_2 observations in QSO spectra at high redshifts.(MmSAI Vol.85, 78)
13.05.2014 'The UVES large program for testing fundamental physics II: constraints Delta mu /mu towards quasar HE 0027 - 1836.(MmSAI Vol.85, 70)
13.05.2014 'Bounds on a change in alpha towards HE 2217-2818. (MmSAI Vol.85, 63)
24.01.2014 Talk, Tu-Berlin, ZAA: 'Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe': 'Molecular Hydrogen and the latest Bounds on the Variation of the Proton-to-Electron Mass Ratio'
10.01.2014 'Fundamental constants and high resolution spectroscopy' (AN Vol.335, 83)
10.01.2014 'Constraints on variations of m_p/m_e based on UVES observations of H_2' (AN Vol.335, 106)

27.11.2013 to appear in Mem.S.A.It.Vol75: 'Constraints of delta mp/me based on H2 observations in QSO spectra at high redshifts ' (preprint)
30.10.2013 to appear in Astronomische Nachrichten: 'Constraints on variations of mp/me based on UVES observations of H2' (preprint)
25.10.2013 Seminar talk at the Szczecin Cosmology Group: 'Current bounds on the variation of proton to electron mass ratio' (link)
23.10.2013 to appear in Astronomische Nachrichten: 'Fundamental constants and high resolution spectroscopy' (preprint)
01.10.2013 'The UVES Large Program for Testing Fundamental Physics II: Constraints on a Change in mu Towards Quasar HE 0027-1836' (MNRAS Vol.435, 861)
22.07.2013 to appear in MNRAS: 'The UVES Large Program for Testing Fundamental Physics II: Constraints on a Change in mu Towards Quasar HE 0027-1836' (preprint)
10.07.2013 Talk, Sesto: 'Current and future limits of QSO analysis' PDF
27.05.2013 Astroseminar talk: 'Science with MUSE - the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer'
03.05.2013 'The UVES Large Program for Testing Fundamental Physics: I Bounds on a change in alpha towards quasar HE 2217-281' (A&A Vol.541, A69)
03.05.2013 Talk, Leibniz-Kolleg 'Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe': 'Fundamental Physics from QSO Absorption Lines' (link)
18.01.2013 Organisation of the first Potsdam-Berlin Kolloquium: Pictures.

27.09.2012 Talk, AG-Tagung Hamburg: 'Molecular Hydrogen at high redshifts - a rare tracer of physical conditions and constants'
30.04.2012 'QSO 0347-383 and the invariance of m_p/m_e in the course of cosmic time' (A&A Vol.541, A69)
14.03.2012 to appear in A&A: 'QSO 0347-383 and the invariance of m_p/m_e in the course of cosmic time' (preprint)

18.07.2011 Talk, ACFC, Bad Honnef: 'Cosmological limits on the variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio in 2011'
23.05.2011 Astroseminar talk: 'Varying fundamental `constants` in the Universe'
26.02.2011 SFB 676 BlockMeeting: 'Limits on the variation of constants in 2011'
04.01.2011 'Robust Limit on a varying proton-to-electron mass ratio from a single H2 system' (A&A Vol.526, A96)

07.11.2010 Workshop at the IAP in Paris: 'Limits on the variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio in 2010'
05.11.2010 Phd. thesis print version: www.amazon.de
03.11.2010 Semiar talk at the AIP in Potsdam: 'Variability of fundamental physical constants on cosmological scales'
16.09.2010 to appear in A&A: 'Robust Limit on a varying proton-to-electron mass ratio from a single H2 system' (preprint)
07.09.2010 JENAM conference talk: 'Robust Limit on a varying proton-to-electron mass ratio from a single H2 system' (Proceedings)
22.07.2010 PhD. defense talk: 'Probing cosmological variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio by means of quasar absorption spectra'
30.06.2010 SFB Colloquium: 'Probing cosmological variation of undamental physical constants by eans of quasar absorption spectra'
04.06.2010 PhD. thesis: 'Probing cosmological variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio by means of quasar absorption spectra' (PDF)
24.03.2010 SFB Block meeting: 'Detecting variation of fundamental constants - challenge and risks'
08.03.2010 DPG Spring Meeting 2010: 'Variability of the proton-to-electon mass ratio on cosmological scales -- Quantification and handling of systematics'

27.10.2009 IAU Proceedings 2009: 'Cosmological observations to shed light on possible variations - expectations, limitations and status quo' (PDF)/(MmSAI)/Highlights of Astronomy
12.08.2009 IAU General Assembly 2009 in Rio: 'Limits on precision of dmu - the question of self consistency'
03.03.2009 SFB Meeting at Hamburger Sternwarte: 'Cosmological observations to shed light on possible variations'

03.07.2008 Seminar at Hamburger Sternwarte: 'The ongoing quest for variation of the fundamental physical constants'
14.02.2008 Talk Collaborative Research Centre, Zeuthen: 'The ongoing quest for variation of the fundamental physical constants'
08.02.2008 ACFC Proceedings: 'Variability of the proton-to-electron mass ratio on cosmological scales' (PDF)/(EPJ)

28.11.2007 Talk, Trieste: 'Variability of the proton-to-electron mass ratio on cosmological scales - methods and shortcomings'
05.06.2007 Talk, ACFC, Bad Honnef: 'Variability of the proton-to-electron mass ratio on cosmological scales'

19.09.2006 Diploma Thesis: 'Testing cosmological variability of the proton-to-electron mass ratio on the basis of the spectrum of Q0347-383' (PDF)

Astrophysical lectures at the University of Potsdam:

-- Winter 2017/2018:
Lecture: Applied statistics in astrophysics (EN)
Lecture: Laboruebung "arXiv, LaTeX und Konsorten"

-- Summer 2017:
Lecture: Absorption spectroscopy (EN) (evaluiert)
Exercises: Grundkurs Astrophysik II

-- Winter 2016/2017:
Lecture: Applied statistics in astrophysics (EN) (evaluiert)
Lecture: Laboruebung "arXiv, LaTeX und Konsorten" (evaluiert)
Exercises: Grundkurs Astrophysik I (evaluiert)

-- Summer 2016:
Lecture: Statistische Methoden und ihre Anwendung
+Exercises
Exercises: Grundkurs Astrophysik II

-- Winter 2015/2016:
Exercises: Grundkurs Astrophysik I
Lecture: Computerpraktikum

-- Summer 2015:
Lecture: Einfuehrung in die Astronomie II (evaluiert)
+Exercises

-- Winter 2014/2015:
Lecture: Einfuehrung in die Astronomie I (evaluiert)
+Exercises
Lecture: Computerpraktikum

-- Summer 2014:
Lecture: Statistische Methoden und ihre Anwendung
+Exercises
Forschungsseminar: Extragalaktische Astrophysik

-- Winter 2013/2014:
Lecture: Absorptionsspektren von Quasaren
Lecture: Computerpraktikum

-- Summer 2013:
Spezialseminar zur Astrophysik
Forschungsseminar: Extragalaktische Astrophysik
Exercises: Einfuehrung in die Astronomie II

-- Winter 2012/2013:
Statistische Methoden und ihre Anwendung (evaluiert)
Exercises: Experimentalphysik I fuer Geooekologie und Geowissenschaften

-- Summer 2012:
Oberseminar: Extragalaktische Astrophysik
Exercises: Experimentalphysik II fuer Bio- und Ernaehrungswissenschaften

-- Winter 2011/12:
Exercises: Experimentalphysik I fuer Geooekologie und Geowissenschaften

Further presentations (german):

10.11.15 'Licht und unser Blick ins Universum' fuer die Schueler-Akademie, Internationales Jahr des Lichts von M.Wendt
25.09.15 'Schwarze Loecher und Galaxien - Wo sind all die Sterne?' im Rahmen der Kinder-Uni Potsdam von M.Wendt
27.11.09 'Astronomie - Geschichte, Entfernungen und Urknall' fuer Rent an Astronomer - for free von M.Wendt
07.11.09 'Der Urknall - Aller Anfang Anfang' zur Nacht des Wissens 2009 von M.Wendt
27.04.09 'Weisst Du wieviel Sterne stehen?' an der Kinder-Uni Wedel von M.Wendt

Lectures in the 'Haus im Park' (german):

21.10.10 'Mondlandung und Raumfahrt 1/4 - Unser Mond der Mond' von M.Wendt: (PDF)
28.10.10 'Mondlandung und Raumfahrt 2/4 - Mondlandungen' von M.Wendt: (PDF)
11.11.10 'Mondlandung und Raumfahrt 3/4 - Raumstation ISS' von M.Wendt: (PDF)
18.11.10 'Mondlandung und Raumfahrt 4/4 - Der Mars - stille Wueste viel besucht' von M.Wendt: (PDF)

16.04.09 'Physik im Alltag 1/5 - Licht und Farben' von M.Wendt:
  23.04.09 'Physik im Alltag 2/5 - Statistik' von C.Bartels:
30.04.09 'Physik im Alltag 3/5 - Magnetismus' von M.Wendt:
  06.05.09 'Physik im Alltag 4/5 - Mikrowelle und Co' von C.Bartels:
14.05.09 'Physik im Alltag 5/5 - Anziehungskraefte und Mond' von M.Wendt:

  12.02.09 'Energiegewinnung 1/5 - Kernenergie' von C.Bartels:
19.02.09 'Energiegewinnung 2/5 - Solarenergie' von M.Wendt:
26.02.09 'Energiegewinnung 3/5 - Wind- und Wasserkraft' von M.Wendt:
  05.03.09 'Energiegewinnung 4/5 - Alternative Energien' von C.Bartels:
12.03.09 'Energiegewinnung 5/5 - Licht und Leistung' von M.Wendt:
  12.03.09 'Energiegewinnung ------- Merkblaetter 1-5' von C.Bartels und M.Wendt: (PDF)

06.11.08 'Unser Universum 1/5 - Einstein und Relativitaet' von M.Wendt:
  13.11.08 'Unser Universum 2/5 - Elementarteilchen' von C.Bartels:
20.11.08 'Unser Universum 3/5 - Vom Urknall' von M.Wendt:
  27.11.08 'Unser Universum 4/5 - Dunkle Materie' von C.Bartels:
03.12.08 'Unser Universum 5/5 - Supernovae und schwarze Loecher' von M.Wendt:

25.04.08 'Das Sonnensystem 1 - Merkur bis Mars' von M.Wendt:
16.05.08 'Das Sonnensystem 2 - Jupiter bis Neptun' von M.Wendt:
23.05.08 'Das Sonnensystem 3 - Zwergplaneten, Asteroiden' von M.Wendt:

22.11.07 'Kosmologie 1' von M.Wendt:
06.12.07 'Kosmologie 2' von M.Wendt:
17.01.08 'Kosmologie 3' von M.Wendt:


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