Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Colloquia

2016
Title Date Speaker
The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger 26 May 2016 Alberto Vecchio (University Birmingham)
Magnetars life cycle: birth, evolution and death 19 May 2016 Nanda Rea (CSIC-IEEC, Barcelona/University of Amsterdam)
The Most Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe 12 May 2016 Xiaohui Fan (University of Arizona)
LEAP - Lightning, electricity, atmospheres of planetary objects 5 May 2016 Christiane Helling (University of St Andrews)
The formation of massive black-hole binaries: understanding the Advanced LIGO detections 28 April 2016 Philipp Podsiadlowski (University of Oxford)
Stimulated Feedback In Galaxies and Clusters 21 April 2016 Brian McNamara (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Stimulated Feedback In Galaxies and Clusters 11 April 2016 Brian McNamara (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Supermassive Black Hole Growth and Galaxy Evolution 15 March 2016 Meg Urry (Yale University)
The mass function of stars and black holes in globular clusters 3 March 2016 Mark Gieles (University of Surrey)
Gamma Ray Bursts in the Era of Rapid Followup 25 February 2016 Carole Mundell (University of Bath)
Exo-zodi - the evolution of dust in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars 18 February 2016 Grant Kennedy (IoA, Cambridge)
NB Postponed to Easter Term:The most massive black holes in the early universe
 11 February 2016 Xiaohui Fan (University of Arizona)
The chemical heritage of protoplanetary disks: new insights from ALMA and Rosetta
 4 February 2016 Catherine Walsh (Leiden University)
Supermassive Black Hole Growth and Evolution 29 January 2016 Paul Nandra (Max-Planck-Inst. für extraterrestrische Physik)
A first principles look at accretion and planet formation 25 January 2016 Phil Armitage (University of Colorado, JILA)
The Variability of Accreting Black Holes 21 January 2016 Chris Reynolds (University of Maryland)
Extracting cosmological information from current and forthcoming galaxy surveys 18 January 2016 Will Percival (University of Portsmouth)
2015
Title Date Speaker
Massive stars, a strong case for cosmic marriage 3 December 2015 Rob Izzard (IoA, Cambridge)
Galaxy evolution in proto-clusters 26 November 2015 Nina Hatch (University of Nottingham)
X-ray Binaries and ULXs 19 November 2015 Peter Jonker (SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research)
Brown dwarfs and their disks: new results and old problems 12 November 2015 Antonella Natta (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze)
Galaxy Surveys: More Than Dark Energy 29 October 2015 Ofer Lahav (University College London)
Internal structures and compositions of giant (exo)planets: From CoRoT to Juno 22 October 2015 Tristan Guillot (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur)
Probing the mass assembly of galaxies with ultra-deep imaging 15 October 2015 Pierre-Alain Duc (CEA-Saclay)
Fred Hoyle's manifold contributions: A personal view 8 October 2015 Jayant Narlikar (IUCAA, Pune)
Zero Active Mass in FRW Cosmologies 11 June 2015 Fulvio Melia, University of Arizona
Positive feedback in galaxies 4 June 2015 Roberto Maiolino, Battcock Centre, Cavendish Astrophysics
Exploring the Extreme Climates of Giant Planets 28 May 2015 Leigh Fletcher, Oxford University
Using our Galactic center supermassive black hole Sgr A* as a testbed for theories of accretion 21 May 2015 Sera Markoff, University of Amsterdam
Euclid space mission: a cosmological challenge for the next 15 years 14 May 2015 Roberto Scaramella, INAF-Osservatorio di Roma