Teaching & Admin

Summer projects available ! …… plenty of ideas

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2012 -2015 mentoring in the Early career academics’ mentoring (Dundee / St Andrews mentoring scheme)
since 2014 member of mentor pool for early career researchers in the School of Physics & Astronomy


2018/2019 Coordinating ‘Plasma and Space Physics’ and ‘Fluids’
2016/2017, 2017/2018 Coordinating Final year Projects Astronomy
since 2014/2015 Co-organising the Physics & Astronomy colloquium (together with Dr Jonathan Keeling )
2014/2015, 2015/2016 Coordinating 2nd year astrophysics (see School’s webpage )

Lab Tours

Lab Tours about ongoing research at the School of Physics & Astronomy, St Andrews, for 2nd year students.


Contemporary Astrophysics (AS5003, St Andrews)
(5th year undergraduate course in St Andrews; in 2008 jointly for the SUPA graduate school in the Universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow)
Autumn 2020 together with Hongshen Zhao
Autumn 2019 together with Paula Stella Teixeira and Hongshen Zhao
Autumn 2014 together with Dr Carolin Villforth and Dr Guillaume Laibe (The lecture took part in the Open Minds initiative of the University of St Andrews which invites members of the public into the lecture halls.)
Autumn 2013 together with Dr Carolin Villforth and Dr Guillaume Laibe
Autumn 2012 together with Dr Aline Vidotto and Dr Scott Gregory
Autumn 2011 together with Dr Jane Greaves & Dr HongShen Zhao
Autumn 2008 together with Dr Carsten Weidner & Dr Aleks Scholz
2006 & 2007 together with Dr Scott Gregory & Dr Aleks Scholz

Chemistry of the Solar System (ES5014)
(5th year Masters course for Geoscience students, jointly with members from the Center for Exoplanet Science of the School for Earth & Environmental Science, coordinated by Paul Savage)
Spring 2021

Fluids (PH4031)
(4th year undergraduate course in St Andrews)
Autumn 2010, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021

Advanced Topics in Modern Physics
Lecture series for good Honours students at the School of Physics & Astronomy introducing to a few more of the fundamental physics concepts
(organised by Dr Chris Hooley, University of St Andrews, details on pg 27 here )
Nov 2012, Oct 2013, Sept 2016

(3rd year undergraduate course in St Andrews)
Spring 2012 together with Andrew Collier Cameron
Spring 2009 together with Leslie Hebb & Dieter Poelman
2007 & 2008 together with Ian Bonell & Leslie Hebb

Magnetofluid: Plasma and Space Physics
(5th year undergraduate course in St Andrews) Autumn 2018

2nd yr Astronomy AS2001/AS2101 (incl labs & tutorials)
2015 together with Drs Jane Greaves, Martin Dominik and Hongsheng Zhao
2016 together with Dr Martin Dominik, and Profs Cameron and Horne
2017 together with Profs Cameron and Horne
Stellar Structure & Evolution
(2nd year undergraduate course in St Andrews)
Autumn 2009 together with Ian Bonnell

Stellare Hydrodynamik (SS 2003, TU Berlin)
Physik Brauner Zwerge (WS 2001/2002, TU Berlin)

Astro Labs:

Computational Astrophysics
Spring 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/2018, 2019/2020, 2020/2021
together with Peter Woitke and Martin Dominik; University of St Andrews
2nd yr Astronomy Labs 2014/15
, 2015/2016
Astrophysikalisches Praktikum I (WS 2002/2003, TU Berlin)

Physics & Astronomy Tutorials

Physics 2A tutor 2012/13, 2013/14, 2016/2017, 2019/2020 University of St Andrews
Physics 1B Group Discovery project tutor 2016, 2017, University of St Andrews

Transferable Skills tutor for PH4040 (Nuclear & Particle Physics with Advanced Skills)

2019/2020, 2020/2021


Diplomarbeiten / Master Thesis / Summer projects/Final year projects 
+ substitute and providing topics for Transferable Skills (Junior Honors course)

Astronomische Gesellschaft

Old: Kommission fuer Astronomie und Astrophysik in Unterricht und Lehre (AAUL)
New: Kommission fuer Astronomie und Astrophysik in Unterricht und Lehre (AAUL)

Adam Burgasser’s survey on
Perceptions of Appropriate Behavior Between Students and Advisors in Astronomy