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

Lebenslauf/curriculum vitae: cv.pdf
Gewaehlte Postdoc-Vertretung der Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS), 2014
Gewaehlter Vertreter des wissenschaftlichen Mittelbaus im Institutsrat, 2014
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.

MUSE related UVES data as CoI:
'Gas around galaxies in absorption'
'Gas around galaxies in absorption, II'
'Gas around galaxies in absorption, III'
'SN-driven outflows with background quasars: a UVES follow-up from the first MUSE-GTO observations

MUSE GTO-Observations as CoI:
'A blind survey for galaxies near quasar sightlines', P93
'A blind survey for galaxies near quasar sightlines', P94


Links and things of interest:

My IOCTL parport driver for the batronix eprommer (for all architectures) (link)
Nvidia Developer Zone on embedded systems (link)
LOFAR in Potsdam/Bornim! (link)
On recent ARM hardware (i.e.the Jetson TK1) (link)
Nice paper on telescope control algorithms (link)
A pong game I built with lasers and stepper drives (link)
A Commodore64 drive replacement in XMOS I was involved in (link)
Easyflash, a programmable flash cartridge I was involved in (link)
Produce your own PCB boards (good experience!) (link)
Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport (link)

Publications and talks:

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

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:

14.10.2014 bis 03.02.2015 Einfuehrung in die Astronomie I
13.10.2014 bis 02.02.2015 Computerpraktikum

08.04.2014 bis 15.07.2014 Statistische Methoden und ihre Anwendung
08.04.2014 bis 15.07.2014 Forschungsseminar: Extragalaktische Astrophysik

16.10.2013 bis 05.02.2014 Vorlesung: Absorptionsspektren von Quasaren
14.10.2013 bis 03.02.2014 Computerpraktikum

12.04.2013 bis 24.05.2013 Spezialseminar zur Astrophysik
10.04.2013 bis 10.07.2013 Forschungsseminar: Extragalaktische Astrophysik

11.04.2012 bis 11.07.2012 Oberseminar: Extragalaktische Astrophysik
15.10.2012 bis 04.02.2013 Statistische Methoden und ihre Anwendung

Further presentations (german):

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:


last modified 18.11.2010 by
Martin Wendt