Astronomy Unit Seminars

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

Summer  Autumn   Spring   Future and past seminars  

E.g., 21/10/2017
E.g., 21/10/2017
Datesort descending Room Speaker Title Host
May 4th, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 203 Prof. Jim Emerson (Queen Mary University of London) VISTA: recent results
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 25th, 2012 at 14:30 See Talk Details Dr. Bruno Ribstein (LMD, ENS, France) Inertial, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities of the Bickley jet
June 1st, 2012 at 14:30 Maths 103 Dr. Katherine Mack (University of Cambridge) Constraining intermediate mass black holes with cosmological microlensing
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
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
September 28th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones Room 410 Dr. Carlos Hidalgo (University of Portsmouth) Modified gravity from astrophysical observations
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
October 19th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Ian Huston (QMUL) Non-adiabatic pressure in multi-field inflation
October 26th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Ingo Waldmann (UCL) Of Cocktail Parties and Exoplanets: Data analysis in Exoplanetary Spectroscopy
November 2nd, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Holger Schmitz (QMUL) Investigation of collisionless reconnection using a Vlasov code
November 16th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Nicholas Achilleos (UCL) Modelling Planetary Magnetodiscs
November 23rd, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg (Imperial College) Magnetosphere-atmosphere coupling at Saturn
November 30th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Dr. Hugh McNamara (University of Oxford) Stochastic and Approximate Hardware for Numerical Simulation
December 7th, 2012 at 14:30 GO Jones LG1 Ian Crawford (Birkbeck College London) Astrobiological and Planetary Science Benefits of Human Space Exploration
January 18th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Sam Duddy (University of Kent) Characterisation of Unbound Asteroid Pairs
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
February 1st, 2013 at 14:30 See Talk Details Prof Freddy Bouchet (Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon) Statistical mechanics of Jupiter jets and vortices
February 15th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Thomas Kitching (UCL) Weak Lensing : past, present and future
February 22nd, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Prof. Steven Tobias (University of Leeds) Direct Statistical Simulation of Astrophysical Fluids
March 1st, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones UG1 Dr Melanie Köhler (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale) Dust and gas in the interstellar medium
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 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
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
May 17th, 2013 at 14:30 GO Jones 208 Dr Paul Williams (University of Reading) Atmospheric Turbulence and Bumpy Flights
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
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
September 27th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Thomas Neukirch (U. St Andrews) Equilibrium and Stability of Collisionless Current Sheets David Burgess
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
October 18th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Serena Viti (UCL) The origin and nature of molecular emission in galaxies Richard Nelson
October 25th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Steven Schwartz (Imperial College) Microphysics in Astrophysical Plasmas: So what? David Tsiklauri
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
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 22nd, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper (QMUL) Local models of warped astrophysical discs David Tsiklauri
November 29th, 2013 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr. Hiranya Peiris (UCL) Planck's view of the origin of cosmic structure Reza Tavakol
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
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
January 24th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Giulio Del Zanna (U. Cambridge) Spectroscopy and solar coronal heating David Tsiklauri
January 31st, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Prof. Bernard Wood (U. Oxford) Martian volcanism and the oxidation of the martian interior Richard Nelson
February 7th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Kareem Osman (U. Warwick) Turbulent Dissipation in the Solar Wind David Burgess
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 28th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr. Anne-Marie Broomhall (U. Warwick) Global helioseismology and the solar cycle David Tsiklauri
March 7th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Keri Nicoll (U. Reading) Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity David Burgess
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 28th, 2014 at 14:30 Queens EB2 Dr Edward Gomez (LCOGT, UK) Astronomy outreach and education with robotic telescopes Yiannis Tsapras
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
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