The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar

The seminars for the Relativity and Cosmology group take place on Wednesdays at 4.30pm in G.O. Jones - Room 516. Please contact the seminar organiser, Chris Clarkson, if you have any questions about the seminar series.

All are welcome to participate in the informal discussion group which meets beforehand at 3.15pm.

Future and past seminars  

E.g., 20/11/2017
E.g., 20/11/2017
Datesort ascending Room Speaker Title
March 23rd, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Florian Beutler (Portsmouth) Cosmology with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), Room 516
March 16th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Carsten van de Bruck (Sheffield) Disformal couplings in cosmology and astrophysics, Room 516
March 9th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Joan Camps (DAMTP, Cambridge) **Room 610 Entanglement Entropy and Conical Singularities
February 24th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Paul McFadden (Imperial) Conformal invariance in momentum space, Room 610
February 17th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Francesca Day (Oxford) Astrophysical signatures of axions, Room 516
February 10th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Benjamin Withers (QMUL) **Room 610 Black branes without translational symmetry
February 3rd, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Silke Weinfurtner (Nottingham) Hydrodynamic simulations of rotating and non-rotating black holes, Room 516
January 27th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Matteo Tellarini (ICG, Portsmouth) Primordial non-Gaussianity in the large-scale structure of the Universe, Room 516
January 20th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Manda Banerji (IoA, Cambridge) Understanding the formation of galaxies and supermassive black holes: perspectives from wide-field galaxy surveys, Room 516
January 13th, 2016 at 16:30 See Talk Details Edgar Gasperin (QMUL) Conformal properties of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter spacetime, Room 516
December 9th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Julien Larena (Rhodes, SA) Stochastic cosmological lensing Room 516
December 2nd, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Ivonne Zavala (Swansea) Quantum Gravity Constraints on Cosmic Inflation
November 25th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Pau Figueras (QMUL) **Room 610 The endpoint of black ring instabilities and the weak cosmic censorship conjecture
November 18th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Donough Regan (Sussex) Hemispherical power asymmetry from a scale dependent bispectrum - Donough Regan
November 16th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Daniel Figueroa (CERN) **Special Date 16th Nov** A stiff Higgstory of the Universe
November 4th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Sander Mooij (Chile) **Special Time** Symmetries in non-attractor inflation
November 4th, 2015 at 15:15 See Talk Details Tommi Tenkanen (Helsinki) **Special Time** Cosmological constraints on Dark Matter properties
October 28th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Anthony Challinor (IoA & DAMTP, Cambridge) Weak gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background
October 21st, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Geraint Pratten (Sussex) Screened Theories of Gravity in 3D - Galaxy Clustering and Weak Lensing
October 14th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Seshadri Nadathur (Portsmouth) The nature of voids: theory, simulation and cosmology
October 14th, 2015 at 15:00 See Talk Details Pierre Fleury (Paris) How to model lensing due to the small-scale structure of the Universe?
October 7th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Zac Kenton (QMUL) Non-Gaussianity: Asymmetry and Squeezed Limits
September 30th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Bernard Carr (QMUL) Black holes and the separate universe problem: 40 years on
June 10th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Antonio Enea Romano (Kyoto) Directional dependence of the local estimation of H0 and the nonperturbative effects of primordial curvature perturbations
May 27th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Mateja Gosenca (Sussex) Constructing N-body Simulations with General Relativistic Dynamics
May 20th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Chris Byrnes (Sussex) Single versus multifield inflation after Planck
May 13th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Sam Young (Sussex) Constraining the early universe with primordial black holes
May 6th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Shaun Hotchkiss (Sussex) (Super)voids, CMB coldspots and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect
April 29th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Angela Burden (Portsmouth) Reconstructing Linear Baryon Acoustic Oscillations
April 22nd, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Kostya Trachenko (QMUL) Varying vacuum energy of a self-interacting scalar field (TBC)
April 1st, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Daniel Baumann (DAMTP) Probing the Nature of Inflation
March 25th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Dmitry Novikov (Astro Space Centre of Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow) E-B component separation in CMB polarization and fast simulations of CMB maps.
March 18th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Marco Bruni (Portsmouth) Bridging the gap between small and large scales: a nonlinear post-Friedmann framework for relativistic structure formation
March 11th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Joe Zuntz (Manchester) Weak lensing: promise and problems
March 4th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Cornelius Rampf (Portsmouth) Lagrangian coordinate approaches for cosmological large-scale flows
February 25th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details David Wands (Portsmouth) Einstein's signature in large-scale structure: non-Gaussianity, scale-dependent bias and GR
February 18th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Paul McFadden (Imperial) Soft limits in holographic cosmology (based on arXiv:1412.1874)
February 11th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details David Stefanyszyn (Nottingham) Infrared modifications of gravity, the Vainshtein mechanism and strong coupling - David Stefanyszyn
February 4th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Adam Solomon (DAMTP) Are Two Metrics Better Than One?: The Cosmology of Massive (Bi)gravity
January 28th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Fay Dowker (Imperial) Discrete Spacetime and Fluctuating Lambda
January 21st, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Tim McManus (QMUL) Non-Euclidean Geometries in Transformation Optics
January 14th, 2015 at 16:30 See Talk Details Mafalda Dias (Sussex) Complexity in inflation
December 3rd, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Jose Luis Jaramillo A perspective on black hole horizons from the quantum charged particle
November 26th, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Jan Sbierski (DAMTP) A dezornification of the proof of the existence of a maximal Cauchy development for the Einstein equations
November 19th, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Michael Puerrer Models for gravitational waves from compact binaries
November 5th, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Priscilla Canizares (IOA) Challenges in Gravitational-Wave Modelling and Parameter Estimation of Compact Binary systems
October 29th, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Malcolm Fairbairn (KCL) Future Dark Matter searches and the Neutrino Background
October 22nd, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Peter Hogan (UCD) Gravitational Waves and the Cosmological Constant
October 15th, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Efrain Torres (University of Guanajuato, Mexico) Primordial Black Hole Production During Preheating
October 8th, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Alexander Leithes (QMUL) Perturbations and Conservation in Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi Cosmology
October 1st, 2014 at 16:30 See Talk Details Robert Hogan (KCL) The Higgs and Inflation
June 4th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Renee Hlozek (Princeton) Small-scale CMB cosmology: ACT, Planck and beyond
May 28th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 David Marsh (Perimeter) Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation
May 21st, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Christian Lübbe (UCL) Asymptotics and big bang singularities - two sides of the same coin
May 14th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Jonas Mureika and Piero Nicolini Black Holes and the Generalized Uncertainty Principle
March 26th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Thanu Padmanabhan (IUCA , India) Gravity: the emergent perspective
March 19th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Camille Bonvin (Cambridge) Relativistic effects in large-scale structure
March 12th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Helvi Witek (Cambridge) Black holes as observatories for beyond-standard model physics
March 5th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Eugene Lim (KCL) Ultrarelativistic Soliton Collisions, Numerical Experiments and all that
February 26th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Ellie Nalson (QMUL) Non-linear effects on primoridal magnetic field generation
February 19th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Nicola Tamanini (UCL) Cosmological dynamics for scalar fields with kinetic corrections
February 12th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Johannes Noller (Oxford) Multi-gravity
February 5th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Julian Barbour (Oxford) A Gravitational Origin of the Arrows of Time
January 29th, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Marc Manera (Portsmouth) Cosmic distance scale measurements with BOSS galaxies
January 22nd, 2014 at 16:30 Maths 103 Amjad Ashoorioon (Lancaster) M-flation, Signatures and Advantages
December 11th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Shabnam Behesti (Rutgers) Applications of Vesture of Harmonic Maps to General Relativity and Cosmology
December 4th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Alan Barnes (Aston) Spacetimes of Embedding Class Two & Spacetimes with Constant Weyl Eigenvalues
November 27th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Artur Alho (Lisbon) Density inhomogeneities in scalar field cosmologies: a dynamical system approach
November 20th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 David Weir (Helsinki) Gravitational waves from the sound of a first order phase transition
November 13th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Timothy Clifton (QMUL) An exact treatment of back-reaction in relativistic cosmology
November 6th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Clare Burrage (Nottingham) Can you detect dark energy in the laboratory?
October 30th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Claude Warnick (Warwick) Dynamics in anti-de Sitter spacetimes
October 23rd, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Laura Bethke (Imperial) Anisotropic Gravitational Wave Background from Preheating
October 16th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Daniel Thomas (Portsmouth) Newtonian and Post-Newtonian Cosmology: c → ∞ and Beyond
October 9th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Peter Hogan (UCD) Equations of Motion of Schwarzschild, Reissner-Nordstrom and Kerr Particles
June 25th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Shinji Mukohyama (Tokyo) Nonlinear massive gravity and cosmology
June 19th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 George Ellis (Cape Town) The evolving block universe
May 22nd, 2013 at 16:00 Maths 103 Gianmassimo Tasinato (Portsmouth) Accelerating the universe with massive gravity
May 15th, 2013 at 16:00 Maths 103 Edward Anderson (Paris) The problem of time in quantum gravity
May 8th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Debbie Konkowski (Naval Academy, Annapolis) Quantum resolution of timelike singularities in static and conformally static spacetimes
March 20th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Christian Boehmer (UCL) New theories of gravity (Continuum mechanics and general relativity)
March 6th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Ali Mozaffari (Imperial) The Case for Testing Modified Gravity in the Solar System
February 27th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Gustav Holzegel (Imperial) Stability and Instability for Asymptotically Anti de Sitter black holes
February 20th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Yuichi Takamizu (Kyoto) Superhorizon Perturbations: Beyond deltaN formalism
February 13th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Chris Byrnes (Sussex) Constraining the small scale perturbations in a big universe
February 6th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Tessa Baker (Oxford) Parameterized Approaches to Modified Gravity
January 30th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Juan Valiente Kroon (QMUL) Conformal methods and the global analysis of spacetimes
January 29th, 2013 at 16:00 Maths 103 Ivette Fuentes (Nottingham) Special seminar (joint with DSSP): Relativistic quantum information processing
January 23rd, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Caroline Clark (Imperial) SPIDER, CMB Polarisation And Galactic Microwave Foreground Emission
January 16th, 2013 at 16:30 Maths 103 Stefano Orani (Imperial) Non-Gaussianity and Hybrid potentials
December 12th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Juliane Behrend (Utrect) Einstein-Cartan Theory as an Averaged Theory of Gravity
December 5th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Neil Barnaby (Cambridge) Probing the Physics of Inflation
November 28th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Phil Bull (Oxford) Measures of acceleration in cosmology
November 21st, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Eleftheria Tzavara (Paris) there and back again... a tale about two-field inflation and non-Gaussianity
November 14th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Matthew Hewitt (Sheffield) Quantum Field Theory on a Black Hole Space-time in Higher Dimensions
November 7th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Adam Pound (Southampton) The motion of small bodies in curved spacetime: An introduction to gravitational self-force
October 31st, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Bernard Carr (QMUL) Black Holes, the Generalized Uncertainty Principle and Higher Dimensions
October 31st, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Bernard Carr (QMUL) TBC
October 17th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Pau Figueras Penrose inequalities and the stability of non-uniform black strings
October 10th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Joseph Elliston Inflation with curved field-space
September 26th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Adam J. Christopherson Cosmological Perturbations: Isocurvature, Vorticity and Magnetic Fields
July 11th, 2012 at 16:30 See Talk Details Nima Khosravi Effective Field Theory of Multi-Field Inflation à la Weinberg
June 27th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Kei-ichi Maeda Black Holes in a Universe from higher dimensions
June 6th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Hideki Maeda Gauss-Bonnet braneworld redux: A novel scenario for the bouncing universe
May 23rd, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Tomohiro Nakama Self-consistent initial conditions for primordial black hole formation
May 9th, 2012 at 16:30 Maths 103 Martin Reiris Axisymmetric Black Holes
May 2nd, 2012 at 15:30 Maths 103 Tomohiro Harada High-velocity collision of particles around a Kerr black hole