ORIGINS annual Science Meeting


The Excellence Cluster ORIGINS hosts their annual Science Week this year at beautiful Kloster Seeon in Upper Bavaria. 

The agenda will include overview and science highlight talks from our research units, connectors and infrastructures, our annual General Assembly, PhD Awards talks and Laudations, Seed Money posters and a new election of cluster coordinators as well as ORIGINS 2 planning sessions.

Scientific Organization Committee: Dieter Braun, Andreas Burkert, Barbara Ercolano, Laura Fabbietti, Stephan Paul,  Petra Schwille and Jochen Weller 

Bus list
Final Flyer
Kloster Seeon Travel and Hotel info (in german and english)
LMU Travel
Train Shuttle List
TUM Travel
    • 12:00 PM
      Arrivals and Lunch
    • 1
      Opening and Welcome
      Speakers: Andreas Burkert (LMU), Stephan Paul (TUM)
    • 6 Recent Cluster Highlights / 15 min each
    • 3:25 PM
      Coffee & Tea & Posters & XR Demos for ORIGINS physics education
    • PhD Awards 2022 - I
      • 9
        Laudatio to PhD Award Winner Riccardo Arcodia (MPE)
        Speaker: Peter Predehl (MPE)
      • 10
        PhD Award Thesis: Accretion onto black holes across the mass scale

        Riccardo's thesis focused on accretion of matter onto black holes of different masses. It studied one of the most known, yet still unexplained, observational relations in active super-massive black holes and compared it with observations of their stellar-mass relative. It made use of the newly-launched eROSITA X-ray telescope to study a new class of transient accretion events around black holes of intermediate masses.

        Speaker: Riccardo Arcodia (MPE)
    • 11
      In-situ planetary science
      Speaker: Philipp Reiss (TUM)
    • 12
      Biophysics 101
      Speaker: Ulrich Gerland (TUM)
    • 13
      ORIGINS Physics Education
      Speaker: Jochen Kuhn (LMU)
    • Seed Money Poster Session ; XR Demos for ORIGINS physics education
    • 6:30 PM
    • 14
      After Dinner Talk - ESO's Future Plans
      Speaker: Bruno Leibundgut (ESO)
    • RU-D "Galaxies, Stars and Planets"
      • 15
        RU-D "Galaxies, Stars and Planets" Milestone Progress Summary
        Speaker: Eric Emsellem (ESO)
      • 16
        RU-D Highlight Talk: Combining simulations, observations and instrumentation to understand star and planet formation.
        Speaker: Amelia Bayo (ESO)
    • CN-2 "Planets and other Habitats"
      • 17
        CN-2 "Planets and the Habitats" Milestone Summary
        Speaker: Barbara Ercolano
      • 18
        Twinkle: A Mission to Deliver Large, Structured Extrasolar and Solar System Surveys

        The Twinkle Space Mission is a space-based observatory that has been conceived to measure the composition of solar system objects, exoplanets, protoplanetary disks and stars. The satellite is based on a high-heritage platform and will carry a 0.45 m telescope with a visible and infrared spectrograph providing simultaneous wavelength coverage from 0.5 - 4.5 μm. The spacecraft will be launched into a Sun-synchronous low-Earth polar orbit and will operate in this highly stable thermal environment for a baseline lifetime of seven years.

        This talk will provide an overview of Twinkle’s capabilities and discuss the broad range of targets the mission could observe, demonstrating the huge scientific potential of the spacecraft. Additionally, the work of the Founding Members will be highlighted, showing the initial interest of the survey members

        Speaker: Jonathan Tennyson (UCL)
    • 10:45 AM
      Coffee, Tea and VR
    • 19
      ETH Consortium
      Speaker: Roland Riek (ETH)
    • 20
      Geoscience LMU
      Speakers: Don Dingwell (LMU), Yan Lavallee (LMU Munich)
    • 12:30 PM
    • PhD Awards II
      • 21
        Laudatio to PhD Award Winner Alan Ianeselli
        Speaker: Hermann Gaub (LMU)
      • 22
        PhD Awards Thesis: Hadean water-dew cycles drive the evolution of DNA and protocells

        Liquid water plays an active role in shaping molecular evolution during the Origin of Life. Water cycles under a Hadean CO2 atmosphere create fluctuations in the salinity, pH and temperature that drive the replication and evolution of long DNA sequences. The water cycles at the millimeter-scale also affect the assembly, division and selection of coacervate protocells.

        Speaker: Alan Ianeselli (LMU)
    • RU-E "Prebiotic Molecules and Life"
      • 23
        RU-E Milestone Progress Summary
        Speaker: Dieter Braun (LMU Munich)
      • 24
        Life as a matter of function
        Speaker: Petra Schwille (MPIB)
      • 25
        The Time Complexity of Self-Assembly
        Speaker: Erwin Frey (LMU)
    • 3:45 PM
      Coffee, Tea and VR
    • CN-8 "Emergence of Structure"
      • 26
        CN-8 Milestone Progress Summary
        Speaker: Erwin Frey (LMU)
      • 27
        CN-8 Highlight Talk : Self-organization across spatial scales
        Speaker: Steffen Rulands (LMU)
    • ORIGINS 2 Steering Committee Talk and Open-End Brainstorming
    • 6:30 PM
    • Gaming "Aeon" emergence of life board game or Bowling in Ratskeller
    • RU-A "Fundamental Particles and Forces"
      • 28
        RU-A Milestone Progress Summary
        Speaker: Thomas Kuhr (LMU)
      • 29
        Exploring the properties of Quark-Gluon Plasma with heavy-ion collisions

        An important ongoing program in high-energy nuclear physics is the exploration of the phase diagram of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at large values of temperature and/or densities. In that regime, QCD predicts the existence of a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) state, in which quarks are deconfined and can move freely over distances comparable with the size of hadrons. Results from heavy-ion collision data at LHC are consistent with the scenario in which QGP
        undergoes collective expansion, dominated by its hydrodynamic response to the anisotropies in the initial state geometry — a phenomenon known as anisotropic
        flow. Properties of QGP are typically portrayed by specifying its
        transport properties (e.g. shear or bulk viscosities), or its equation of state.

        In this talk, anisotropic flow results obtained from multi-particle
        correlation techniques are presented. Special focus is given to recently developed new flow observables (symmetric and asymmetric cumulants of multi-harmonic flow correlations, symmetry plane correlations) [1,2], each of which by
        design extract new and independent information about QGP properties. By using Bayesian parameter estimation methods, it is demonstrated how the temperature-dependent
        specific shear and bulk viscosity of QGP can be constrained from experimental data [3,4].

        Speaker: Ante Bilandzic (Technical University of Munich)
    • CN-3 "Properties of Dark Matter"
    • 10:45 AM
      Coffee, Tea & VR
    • RU-B "Particles and the Cosmos"
      • 32
        RU-B Milestone Summary
        Speaker: Andreas Weiler (TU Munich)
      • 33
        RU-B Highlight Talk: Latest results from KATRIN on the neutrino mass and beyond
        Speaker: Christoph Wiesinger (MPP, TUM)
    • CN-6 "Cosmic Accelerators"
      • 34
        CN-6 Milestone Summary
        Speaker: Elisa Resconi (TUM)
      • 35
        Evidence for neutrino emission from the nearby active galaxy NGC 1068
        Speaker: Chiara Bellenghi (TUM)
    • 12:30 PM
    • Astrochemistry
      • 36
        Astrochemistry in Solar System precursors: new results on complex carbon chains
        Speaker: Eleonora Bianchi (Excellence Cluster ORIGINS)
      • 37
        Complex Networks in Astrochemistry
        Speaker: Alex Ruf (Excellence Cluster ORIGINS)
      • 38
        Exoplanet astrochemistry questions that we did not have before JWST
        Speaker: Karan Molaverdikhani (USM/LMU)
    • Annual General Assembly of all Cluster Members and Infrastructure Summaries
      • 39
        ORIGINS Summary (Andreas Burkert/Stephan Paul)
        Speakers: Andreas Burkert (LMU), Stephan Paul (TUM)
      • 40
        Administration Summary
        Speakers: Ina Haneburger (Cluster of Excellence ORIGINS), Alice Smith-Gicklhorn (Excellence Cluster ORIGINS), Odele Straub, Stefan Waldenmaier (Excellence Cluster ORIGINS)
      • 4:15 PM
        Coffee, Tea and VR
      • 41
        IDSL summary
        Speaker: Dieter Braun (LMU Munich)
      • 42
        ODSL Summary
        Speaker: Lukas Heinrich (TUM)
      • 43
        LRSM Summary
        Speaker: Martin Losekamm (Technische Universität München)
      • 44
        C2PAP Summary
        Speaker: Klaus Dolag (MPA)
      • 45
        MIAPbP Summary
        Speaker: Andreas Weiler (TUM)
    • Group Photo
    • 6:30 PM
    • RU-C "Large Scale Structure"
      • 46
        RU-C Milestone Update
        Speaker: Jochen Weller (LMU)
      • 47
        Computer Vision for high-redshift astrophysics and cosmology
        Speaker: Dr Caroline Heneka (Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg)
    • CN-4: "Dark Energy"
      • 48
        CN-4 "Dark Energy" Milestone Summary
        Speaker: Ariel Sanchez (MPE)
      • 49
        New Secondary CMB Anisotropies, Radio Galaxies and Non-thermal SZ
        Speaker: Subhabrata Majumdar (Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, ORIGINS Guest)
    • 10:35 AM
      Coffee & Tea
    • CN-1 "Black Holes"
    • 12:00 PM
    • CN-5 "Turbulence"
      • 52
        CN-5 Milestone Progress Summary
        Speaker: Klaus Dolag (MPA)
      • 53
        A spectral Cosmic Ray Model for Cosmological Simulations
        Speaker: Ludwig Boess (USM/LMU)
    • CN-7 "Matter under Extreme Conditions"
      • 54
        CN-7 Milestone Progress Summary
        Speaker: Laura Fabbietti (TUM)
      • 55
        Collective neutrino oscillations in core-collapse supernovae and neutron star mergers
        Speaker: Sajad Abbar (MPP)
    • 56
      Invited Talk: CMOS Technology for sensor applications
      Speaker: Magnus Mager (CERN)
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee & Tea
    • 57
      Final Remarks & Discussion
    • 4:35 PM
      Buses leaves for Munich