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., 22/09/2017
E.g., 22/09/2017
Datesort ascending Room Speaker Title Host
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
June 13th, 2014 at 10:00 See Talk Details Prof. Brian G. Keating (U. California, San Diego) The discovery of primordial B-mode polarization Alexandre Polnarev
June 13th, 2014 at 10:00 Engineering 325 Prof. Brian G. Keating (University of California, San Diego ) The discovery of primordial B-mode polarization Alexandre Polnarev
March 28th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Edward Gomez (LCOGT, UK) Astronomy outreach and education with robotic telescopes Yiannis Tsapras
March 21st, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Michael Brown (U. Manchester) New telescopes and new techniques for weak gravitational lensing Will Sutherland
March 7th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Keri Nicoll (U. Reading) Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity David Burgess
February 28th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr. Anne-Marie Broomhall (U. Warwick) Global helioseismology and the solar cycle David Tsiklauri
February 21st, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr. Subhanjoy Mohanty (Imperial College) Angular Momentum Evolution in Low-Mass Stars: A Fresh Look Richard Nelson
February 7th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Kareem Osman (U. Warwick) Turbulent Dissipation in the Solar Wind David Burgess
January 31st, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Bernard Wood (U. Oxford) Martian volcanism and the oxidation of the martian interior Richard Nelson
January 24th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Giulio Del Zanna (U. Cambridge) Spectroscopy and solar coronal heating David Tsiklauri
January 17th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Iwan Williams (QMUL) Impacts on Earth and what can we learn about asteroids and comets in the Near-Earth population Richard Nelson
December 6th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Maurizio Salaris (U. Liverpool John Moores) The complex stellar populations of Galactic (and extragalactic?) globular clusters Yiannis Tsapras
November 29th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr. Hiranya Peiris (UCL) Planck's view of the origin of cosmic structure Reza Tavakol
November 22nd, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper (QMUL) Local models of warped astrophysical discs David Tsiklauri
November 15th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Boris Gaensicke (U. Warwick) The chemistry of exo-terrestrial material in evolved planetary systems Richard Nelson
November 1st, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. William Chaplin (U. Birmingham) Sounding stars and the search for new worlds---results from the NASA Kepler Mission Richard Nelson
October 25th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Steven Schwartz (Imperial College) Microphysics in Astrophysical Plasmas: So what? David Tsiklauri
October 18th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Serena Viti (UCL) The origin and nature of molecular emission in galaxies Richard Nelson
October 4th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Frederic Pont (U. Exeter) Probing the atmosphere of hot exoplanets with the Hubble Space Telescope Richard Nelson
September 27th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Thomas Neukirch (U. St Andrews) Equilibrium and Stability of Collisionless Current Sheets David Burgess
June 7th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 410 Dr. Andrey Afanasyev (Irkutsk) Nonlinear Effects in the Fast-Mode MHD Wave Propagation in the Solar Coronal Plasma
May 24th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones 208 Guillem Anglada (University of Gottingen) Doppler detection of low mass multi-planet systems around nearby stars
May 17th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones 208 Dr Paul Williams (University of Reading) Atmospheric Turbulence and Bumpy Flights
May 3rd, 2013 at 14:30 See Talk Details Dr Jerome Guilet (University of Cambridge) Evolution and consequences of the magnetic field in protoplanetary discs
March 22nd, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Prof. Michael McIntyre (University of Cambridge) Some musings on science in general and atmospheric dynamics in particular, with remarks on differential rotation within the Sun and on Jupiter
March 15th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Benjamin Favier (University of Cambridge) From small-scale to large-scale dynamos driven by rotating convection
March 1st, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Melanie Köhler (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale) Dust and gas in the interstellar medium
February 22nd, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Prof. Steven Tobias (University of Leeds) Direct Statistical Simulation of Astrophysical Fluids
February 15th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Thomas Kitching (UCL) Weak Lensing : past, present and future
February 1st, 2013 at 14:30 See Talk Details Prof Freddy Bouchet (Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon) Statistical mechanics of Jupiter jets and vortices
January 25th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Prof David G. Dritschel (University of St Andrews) Two-dimensional magneto-hydrodynamics at zero Prandtl number
January 18th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Sam Duddy (University of Kent) Characterisation of Unbound Asteroid Pairs
December 7th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Ian Crawford (Birkbeck College London) Astrobiological and Planetary Science Benefits of Human Space Exploration
November 30th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr. Hugh McNamara (University of Oxford) Stochastic and Approximate Hardware for Numerical Simulation
November 23rd, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg (Imperial College) Magnetosphere-atmosphere coupling at Saturn
November 16th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Nicholas Achilleos (UCL) Modelling Planetary Magnetodiscs
November 2nd, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Holger Schmitz (QMUL) Investigation of collisionless reconnection using a Vlasov code
October 26th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Ingo Waldmann (UCL) Of Cocktail Parties and Exoplanets: Data analysis in Exoplanetary Spectroscopy
October 19th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Ian Huston (QMUL) Non-adiabatic pressure in multi-field inflation
October 5th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 410 Dr Roland Young (University of Oxford) Investigating giant planet atmospheres from space and in the lab
September 28th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 410 Dr. Carlos Hidalgo (University of Portsmouth) Modified gravity from astrophysical observations
September 21st, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 410 Dr. Ken G. McClements (Culham Centre for Fusion Energy) Inertial Alfvén wave acceleration of electrons in solar & astrophysical plasmas
June 8th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Mikako Matsura (University College London) Spitzer and Herschel studies of the life cycle of gas and dust in the Magellanic Clouds
June 1st, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Katherine Mack (University of Cambridge) Constraining intermediate mass black holes with cosmological microlensing
May 25th, 2012 at 14:30 See Talk Details Dr. Bruno Ribstein (LMD, ENS, France) Inertial, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities of the Bickley jet
May 18th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Prof. Maurizio Salaris (Liverpool John Moores University) The abundance of lithium in old halo stars: a challenge for big bang nucleosynthesis
May 4th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 203 Prof. Jim Emerson (Queen Mary University of London) VISTA: recent results
March 30th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Stefan Renner (University of Lille) The dynamics of Saturn’s small satellites
March 23rd, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Timothy Clifton (University of Oxford) Testing the foundations of the concordance model of cosmology
March 16th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Jonathan Eastwood (Imperial College) Collisionless magnetic reconnection: what we have learned from recent space observations
March 2nd, 2012 at 20:30 Maths 103 Dr. Matt Burleigh (University of Leicester) The death of solar systems: searching for old planets around white dwarfs
February 24th, 2012 at 20:30 Maths 103 Dr. Andrea Miglio (University of Birmingham) Sounding the stars with asteroseismology: new results and challenges in the era of CoRoT and Kepler
February 17th, 2012 at 14:15 Maths 103 Dr. Carlo Contaldi (Imperial College) The search for gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background
February 3rd, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Eamonn Kerins (University of Manchester) The hunt for Earth-II
January 27th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Leigh Fletcher (University of Oxford) Strange weather: observing the atmospheres of the giant planets
January 20th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Estelle Bayet (University of Oxford) Star formation activity in nearby galaxies as traced by molecular gas properties