Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Colloquia

2017
Title Date Speaker
Probing the dynamics of gravity with gravitational wave detections 8 June 2017 Michalis Agathos (DAMTP, Cambridge)
Superluminous supernovae - cosmic origins and evolution 1 June 2017 Stephen Smartt (Queen's University Belfast)
Galaxy clusters as hydrodynamics laboratories 25 May 2017 Elke Roediger (University of Hull)
The growth of disks and bulges 18 May 2017 Stijn Wuyts (University of Bath)
A new generation of multi-dimensional stellar structure models 11 May 2017 Isabelle Baraffe (University of Exeter)
Does feedback matter in star cluster formation? 4 May 2017 James Dale (University of Hertfordshire)
The Hubble Space Telescope: 27 Years of Cosmic Discovery 27 April 2017 Jennifer Wiseman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Novae and Supernovae: Intimate Connections 16 March 2017 Michael Shara (American Museum of Natural History in New York/IoA, Cambridge)
Dwarf Galaxies - Fossils of Galaxy Evolution 2 March 2017 Eva Grebel (University of Heidelberg)
The Plurality of Worlds 23 February 2017 Amaury Triaud (IoA, Cambridge)
The Athena X-ray observatory in the late 2020s Astronomy landscape 16 February 2017 Xavier Barcons (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
A 3D View of the Dark Universe: illuminating intergalactic gas with fluorescent Lyman-alpha emission 9 February 2017 Sebastiano Cantalupo (ETH Zurich, Institute for Astronomy)
Planets Within and Around Binary Stars: Extremophiles of Planet Formation 2 February 2017 Roman Rafikov (DAMTP, Cambridge)
Galactic Palaeontology 26 January 2017 Eline Tolstoy (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)
The repeating fast radio burst FRB 121102: a long time ago in a galaxy far-far away 19 January 2017 Jason Hessels (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and University of Amsterdam)
2016
Title Date Speaker
The LMC - A large and messy neighbour 1 December 2016 Denis Erkal (IoA, Cambridge
Phase-resolved spectroscopy of the discs and the jets in the Galactic microquasar SS433 24 November 2016 Katherine Blundell (University of Oxford)
Detecting and Characterising Giant Planets with Direct Imaging 17 November 2016 Beth Biller (IfA, University of Edinburgh)
The Observational Quest for the Earliest Galaxies: Progress & Challenges 10 November 2016 Richard Ellis (ESO/UCL)
Big Questions in Exoplanetary Science 3 November 2016 Nikku Madhusudhan (IoA, Cambridge)
Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array 20 October 2016 Chris Carilli (Astrophysics, Cambridge)
The role of gas flows in driving galaxy evolution: clues from the cold interstellar medium 13 October 2016 Amelie Saintonge (UCL)
Star Formation in a Hard X-ray Selected AGN Sample 6 October 2016 Richard Mushotzky (University of Maryland)
Hitomi and the X-ray spectrum of the Perseus Cluster 9 June 2016 Andrew Fabian
Planck and the Optical Depth to Reionization 2 June 2016 George Efstathiou (IoA, Cambridge)
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)