Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Colloquia

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)
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)