Astronomy Unit Seminars

Everyone is welcome. If you would like to give a talk, contact the seminar organizer, Sijme-Jan Paardekooper.

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E.g., 20/08/2017
E.g., 20/08/2017
Datesort ascending Room Speaker Title Host
December 15th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Michael Stich TBC Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
December 1st, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Laura Currie TBC Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
November 24th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Nick Wright TBC Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
November 17th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Stijn Wuyts TBC Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
November 3rd, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Anna Lisa Varri TBC Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
October 27th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Claudia Cyganowski TBC Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
October 20th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Sergio Ioppolo TBC Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
October 6th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Daniel Angerhousen Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet spectrophotometry (from ground-, airborne- and space-based observatories) James Cho
September 29th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Chris Ormel TBC Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
July 18th, 2017 at 14:00 GO Jones Room 610 Orkan Umurhan N2 ice glaciation on Pluto - The What's, The Where's, The How's and The Why's Craig Agnor
March 31st, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Soko Matsumura Diversity of Planetary Systems via Pebble Accretion Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
March 24th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Zoe Leinhardt Variability of WD1145+17 Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
March 17th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Caitriona Jackman Dynamics of the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn David Burgess
March 3rd, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Steven Longmore The Galactic Centre: a template for understanding star formation and feedback in a high-pressure environment Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
February 24th, 2017 at 15:00 GO Jones Room 610 Jonathan Thurgood Three-dimensional oscillatory magnetic reconnection David Tsiklauri
February 17th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Jan Forbrich The Orion Radio All-Stars: new perspectives in stellar radio astronomy Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
February 3rd, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Iwan Williams The CONSERT experiment on Rosetta, what it did and what was deduced about the nucleus of comet 67/P Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
January 27th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Jane Greaves Seeing Planets Form Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
January 20th, 2017 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Catherine Walsh The molecular nature of planet-forming disks in the era of ALMA Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
December 9th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Soko Matsumura POSTPONED Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
December 2nd, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Eduard Kontar Solar Flares and Energetic Particles David Tsiklauri
November 25th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Marc Manera THE DARK ENERGY SURVEY: status, current results, and mocks. Guillem Anglada-Escude
November 18th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Anthony Jones Interstellar Dust Chemistry and Catalysis Melanie Koehler
November 4th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Brian Reville Particle Acceleration at astrophysical shocks - a multi-pronged approach David Burgess
October 28th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Ineke de Moortel Transverse Velocity Perturbations in Solar Coronal Loops David Tsiklauri
October 21st, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Richard Smart 1000 days of Gaia: DR1 Guillem Anglada-Escude
October 7th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Zoe Leinhardt CANCELLED Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
September 30th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Woosok Moon A unified nonlinear stochastic time series analysis for climate science James Cho
July 1st, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Phil Nicholson Kronoseismology: using Saturn's rings to probe the planet's interior Carl Murray
June 10th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Ralph Pudritz Connecting the chemical properties of exoplanets and their atmospheres to planet formation Richard Nelson
June 3rd, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Ian Dobbs-Dixon Cloud Formation and Hydrodynamics on Short-Period Extrasolar Planets James Cho
April 29th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Pin-Gao Gu Gaps and Spirals in Protoplanetary Disks James Cho
March 18th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Anže Slosar Cosmology with the Lyman-alpha forest Timothy Clifton
March 4th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Izaskun Jiménez-Serra Astrochemistry as a tool: From massive star formation to pre-biotic chemistry Richard Nelson
February 26th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Pavel Ivanov Supermassive Binary Black Holes Alexander Polnarev
February 19th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Ben McMillan Low-noise particle simulations of plasma physics using particle methods Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
February 5th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Tamara Rogers Internal Gravity Waves in Massive Stars Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
January 29th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Lorenzo Matteini Kinetic instabilities and plasma turbulence in the expanding solar wind: observations and simulations David Tsiklauri
January 22nd, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Benoît Noyelles On Mercury's entrapment into its 3:2 spin-orbit resonance Carl Murray
January 15th, 2016 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Valery Nakariakov Fast magnetoacoustic wave trains in the solar corona David Tsiklauri
December 10th, 2015 at 15:30 GO Jones Room 410 Luca Sorriso-Valvo Self-consistent Castaing distributions for solar wind turbulent fluctuations David Burgess
December 4th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Charles Gammie Extended MHD models for black hole accretion Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
November 27th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Chamkaur Ghag Direct Dark Matter searches with the LUX and LZ experiments Karim Malik
November 20th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Pat Scott Ultracompact minihalos as probes of small-scale cosmology Karim Malik
November 6th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Steve Balbus An Astrophysical View of the Emergence of Terrestrial Vertebrates Richard Nelson
October 30th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Roberto Sussman Modelling realistic large scale cosmic structures with exact solutions of General Relativity Richard Nelson
October 23rd, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Daniel Mortlock Bayesian Model Comparison in Astronomy and Cosmology Karim Malik
October 16th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Robert Levine Topological Analysis of Astrophysical-Geophysical Flows James Cho
October 2nd, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Olja Panic CO snowline migration through planet-forming regions Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
September 25th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Valery Nakariakov CANCELLED David Tsiklauri
June 5th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Martin Stringer (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain) Seeking the signatures of fundamental physics and the cosmic expansion in galaxy properties Richard Nelson
March 27th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr. Hendrik Hildebrandt (Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn, Germany) Weak Gravitational Lensing Magnification Karim Malik
March 20th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Francesco Shankar (U. Southampton) Probing the mass, structural, statistical, and environmental evolution of massive galaxies Richard Nelson
March 6th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Prof. Alan Heavens (Imperial College) The Baryon Acoustic Oscillation scale in Cosmology, model-independently Richard Nelson
February 27th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Lecture Theatre Dr. Antony Lewis (U. Sussex) Cosmological parameters from Planck Will Sutherland
February 20th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr. Itan Gris Sanchez (U. Bath) Photonic technologies in astronomical instruments Guillem Anglada
February 6th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr. Adam Masters (Imperial College) Cassini at Saturn's bow shock: Shedding light on cosmic particle accelerators David Burgess
January 30th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 CANCELLED: Dr Olja Panic (IoA, U. Cambridge) CANCELLED: CO snowline migration through planet-forming regions Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
January 23rd, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr. Anne Green (U. Nottingham) Handling astrophysical uncertainties on WIMP direct detection Karim Malik
January 16th, 2015 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Prof. Anvar Shukurov (U. Newcastle) Stereology: recovering 3D morphology of a random field from a single 2D cross-section David Tsiklauri
December 5th, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Simon Green (Open U.) In-situ detection of cometary dust Iwan Williams
November 28th, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Beth Biller (U. Edinburgh) Detecting and Characterising Exoplanets with Direct Imaging Richard Nelson
November 21st, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Danny Steeghs (U. Warwick) The galactic population of ultra-compact white dwarf binaries David Tsiklauri
November 7th, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Mark Sullivan (U. Southampton) The Transient Universe: Cosmic Explosions and Dark Energy Will Sutherland
October 31st, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Adrian Barker (DAMTP, Cambridge) Hydrodynamic instability in eccentric Keplerian discs Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
October 24th, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Mykola Gordovskyy (U. Manchester) Particle acceleration in helical magnetic fields in solar corona David Tsiklauri
October 17th, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Richard Alexander (U. Leicester) Building planetary systems Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
October 3rd, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 410 Dr Robert Fear (U. Southampton) Transpolar arcs - Earth's high latitude auroras David Burgess
September 24th, 2014 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 610 Dr Carole Haswell (Open U.) Planetary compositions from disrupting exoplanets Guillem Anglada