Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics

Talks (Incomplete list)

Editorial Activities
Ph.D. Program in Computational Astrophysics

"Numerical Studies of the Matter Cycle and Thermal Feedback in Star-forming Galaxies", in "2nd Potsdam-Berlin Colloquium", Berlin, Germany, 11 October 2013.

"Impact of
UV observations in understanding the ISM", in "ESO/NUVA/IAG Workshop on Challenges in UV Astronomy", Garching, Germany, 7-11 October 2013.

"The Atomic+Molecular Plasma Emission Code & Application to the Joint Thermal and Dynamical Evolution of Optically thin Plasmas", in "Hot Plasmas in Laboratory and Space", Berlin, Germany, 21.09.2012.

"The Signature of Non-equilibrium Ionization and time-dependent Cooling of the Interstellar Medium", in "Second Conference on Spectrum-X/eROSITA Science", Kazan, Russia, 3-7 September 2012.

"Simulations of the ISM: An Overview of Models", in "Modern Views of the Interstellar Medium", SpS12 IAU General Assembly XXVIII, Beijing, China, 27-31 August 2012\_SpS12

"Mixing Processes in the ISM", in "Open Questions in Galactic Chemical Evolution", Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, Germany, 8-9 May 2012.

"Numerical simulations of the interstellar medium evolution", in 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 21-25.06.2010, Dublin, Ireland.

"The evolution of the large-scale ISM: bubbles, superbubbles, and magnetic fields" in "The Dynamic ISM: a celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey", 06-10 Jun 2010, Naramata, BC, Canada.

"The Turbulent Magnetized ISM - The Feedback of the Ionization Structure" in "Magnetic fields on scales from kiloparsecs to kilometers: properties and origin", Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 17-21 May 2010.

"Time-Dependent Evolution of the Interstellar Medium and the Plasma Feedback" in "ISM2010-Multi-phase interstellar medium and star formation", Nagoya, Japan, 28.Feb-02.Mar 2010.

"High-Resolution Modelling of the ISM with Time Dependent Ionisation Structure" in XXVII IAU General Assembly Joint Discussion 15 "Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Media", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-14 August 2009.

"Modelling the Turbulent ISM" in JENAM 2008 Symposium "Grand Challenges in Computational Astrophysics", Vienna, Austria, 8-12 September 2008. (Review)

"Numerical Modelling of the Turbulent ISM and Disk-Halo Interaction: Recent Developments", in The Role of Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?, Espinho, Portugal, 18-22 August 2008.

"Local Bubble Models", in Symposium D11 of ``COSPAR-2008'', Montreal, Canada, 14-16 July 2008.

"The Turbulent Interstellar Medium - Feedback and Phases", in "The Cosmic Odyssey of the Elements", Aegina, Greece, 23-27 June 2008.

"Phases of the ISM and feedback", in "FIR-07 - Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Emission of the Interstellar Medium: Models meet extragalactic and Galactic Observations", Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany, 5.11.2007 (Invited)

"Interstellar Clouds in the Local Bubble", in "From the Outer Heliosphere to the Local Bubble: Comparison of New Observations with Theory", Bern, Switzerland, 18.10.2007 (Invited)

"NEI and CIE Modelling of the ISM and Disk-Halo Interaction", in "Next Generation of Computational Models of Baryonic Physics in Galaxy Formation: from protostellar cores to disk galaxies", Zurich, Switzerland, 18.09.2007 (Review)

"Modelling the Hot ISM and the Disk-Halo Interface in Star Forming Galaxies - Recent Developments", in "X-rays from Nearby Galaxies", European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo Madrid, Spain, 07.Sept.2007 (in replacement of Dieter Breitschwerdt)

"Galactic Fountain and Disk-Halo Interaction" in "Space Astronomy: The UV window to the Universe`` Meeting dedicated to Dr. Willem Wamsteker, El Escorial, Spain, 30.05.2007 (Review)

"The Ovi Distribution in the ISM - Predictions from Global MHD and HD Models and Comparison with Observations", in "Warm-hot Gas in and around Disk Galaxies", 208th American Astronomical Society Meeting, 06.05.2006, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Review)

"Magnetized Supersonic Turbulence in Diffuse Gases - Results from 3D Block Mesh Refinement Simulations", in "III International Conference on Mathematical Fluid Mechanics and Applications", Evora, Portugal, 06.16.2006.

"Astronomy & Astrophysics Public Outreach, Education and Advertisement. Just Pick One!", in "Astronomy and Space Sciences: Communication \& Education" Centro Multimeios de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal, 22.04.2006. (2006)

"The White Book of Astronomy - An Overview", in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research in Portugal - Its Impact and Future Perspectives, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 13.10.2006. (Overview delivered as President of the Portuguese Astronomical Society)

"Interstellar Turbulence Modelling - Direct comparisons with observations and experiments", in "Graduiertenkolleg 787 (Graduate School 787) - Galaxy groups as laboratories for baryonic and dark matter", Bad Honnef, Germany, 11.18.2005. (2005)

"Visualization of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Astrophysical Simulations Data", in 1 Encontro Nacional de Visualizacao Cientifica, Espinho, Portugal, Sept. 17 (2005)

"Global Modelling of the Interstellar Medium in Galaxies", in "Polarization 2005 - Workshop in preparation to Planck mission", Paris, France, Sept. 12-15. (2005)

"Modelling the ISM - Evolution of large and small scale structures", in "The Magnetized Plasma in Galaxy Evolution", Cracow, Poland, Sept. 27-Oct. 01 (2004)

"Towards self-consistent modelling of the ISM", in "Cosmic Ray dynamics: from turbulent to Galactic-scale magnetic fields", Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 2-4 (2004)

"The Role of ISM Mixing in Deuterium Variations", in "Astrophysics in the Far Ultraviolet: Five Years of Discovery with FUSE'', Victoria (BC), Canada, August 2-6. (2004)

"MHD Modelling of the ISM in Disk Galaxies", in "Magnetic Fields in Galaxies: Observations and Models'',  Leiden, The Netherlands, July 5-8. (2004)
"Global evolution of the ISM and its Effect on star formation on small and large scales", in "XXXIXth Rencontres de Moriond'' & ''XXIVth Moriond Astrophysics Meeting'', La Thuile, Aosta, Italy, March 21-28. (2004)

INVITED TALKS (Colloquia & Seminars)

"Coupling the Thermal and Dynamical evolutions of the Interstellar Medium", Department of Astronomy, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 19.09.2013 (Colloquium)

"The Electron Density in the ISM - A Non-Equilibrium Ionization Perspective", Astronomisches Institut, Fakultat fur Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universit\"at Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 07.02.2013. (Seminar)

"Time-Dependent Ionization and Dynamical Evolution of the Interstellar Medium", Astronomisches Institut, Fakultat fur Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universit\"at Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 26.06.2012. (Colloquium)

"Thermal and Dynamical Evolution Studies of the Interstellar Medium", Department of Physics \& Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, 13.06.2012 (Colloquium)

"Thermal and Dynamical Evolution Studies of the Electron Distribution in the Galactic Disk", Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), Dwingeloo, The Netherlands, 22.05.2012. (Colloquium)

"Is there a need for time-dependent ionization modelling of the interstellar medium?", Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo-Horizonte, Brasil, 28.03.2012. (Seminar)

"Time-dependent Dynamical and Thermal Evolution Modelling of the ISM", Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, 01.12.2011. (Colloquium

"High-Resolution Modelling of the ISM with Time Dependent Ionization Structure", ASTRON/JIVE, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands, 09.09.2009. (Colloquium talk)

"Computational Astrophysics- Block & Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations of Gas Dynamics Problems" in Universitätsschwerpunktes "Computational Sciences", University of Vienna, Austria, 12.11.2006. (Colloquium talk)

"Block Mesh Refinement Algorithm for Simulations of Supersonic Turbulence", CMUC - Center for Mathematics University of Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 03.15.2006. (Colloquium talk)

"Block Mesh Refinement Scheme", CENTRA/IST, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal, 11.30.2005. (Colloquium talk)

"An Efficient Block Mesh Refinement Scheme for Gas Dynamics Simulations", Institut fur Astronomie, Universitat Wien, Wien, Austria, 11.10.2005. (Seminar talk)

"Recent developments in global modelling of the ISM - Interstellar Turbulence", Institut fur Astronomie der Universitat Wien, Wien, Austria, 06.06.2005. (Colloquium talk)

"Recent Results from Global Modelling of the ISM", Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France, 04.04.2005. (Colloquium talk)

"How much of the ISM mass lies in the thermally unstable regime at T<5000 K?", Centro de Astronomia & Astrofisica da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, 19.02.2004. (Colloquium talk)

"Intermittency Measures of the Interstellar Turbulence",in 16th National Astronomical & Astrophysical Meeting (ENAA), Espinho, Portugal (2006)

"Recent Results on Interstellar Turbulence", in 15th National Astronomical & Astrophysical Meeting (ENAA), Lisbon, Portugal (2005)

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