Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Colloquia

2013
Title Date Speaker
New Ideas on Mechanisms of Angular Momentum Transport and Variability in Boundary Layers of Accretion Disks 23 May 2013 Roman Rafikov (Princeton)
Exploring Accreting Black Holes with X-ray Reflection and Reverberation. 16 May 2013 Andrew Fabian (IoA)
X-raying Galaxy Ecosystems 9 May 2013 Daniel Wang (UMass)
Detecting Gravitational Waves (and doing other cool physics) with Millisecond Pulsars 2 May 2013 Scott Ransom (NRAO)
Extreme Massive Stars 14 March 2013 Raphael Hirschi
Nearly 100 Years After General Relativity: Was Einstein Right? - An Answer by a Radio Astronomer 28 February 2013 Michael Kramer (Manchester)
Using Numerical Simulations to Reveal the Origins of the Statistical Properties of Stars 21 February 2013 Matthew Bate (Exeter)
Shattering Asteroids and Paradigms: Planetary Scars on Dead Rock Stars 14 February 2013 Jay Farihi (IoA)
Gravitational Wave Astrophysics of Compact Binaries 7 February 2013 Ilya Mandel (Birmingham)
The Cosmological Formation and Assembly of Massive Galaxies 31 January 2013 Thorsten Naab (MPA)
New Perspectives on Galaxy Evolution 24 January 2013 Simon Lilly (ETH)
HST Transiting Hot Jupiter Atmospheric Survey: The Dawn of Comparative Exoplanet Atmospheres 17 January 2013 David Sing (Exeter)
2012
Title Date Speaker
Exploring early galaxy evolution with gamma-ray bursts 29 November 2012 Nial Tanvir (Leicester)
How Supermassive Black Holes Affect Their Host Galaxies 22 November 2012 Andrew King (Leicester)
Assume Dark Matter exists. How big is the smallest halo? 15 November 2012 Vasily Belokurov (IoA)
Populating our Universe after inflation 1 November 2012 Mustafa Amin (MIT -> IoA)
A deep look into AGN: accretion and outflow of gas in Mrk 509 25 October 2012 Jelle Kaastra (SRON)
Galaxy formation on a moving mesh 18 October 2012 Debora Sijacki (CfA -> IoA)
Galaxy Formation at its Most Active Phase: streams from the cosmic web, violent disk instability, blue and red nuggets, and black-hole growth 11 October 2012 Avishai Dekel (Racah Institute of Physics)
Dwarf galaxies, and star clusters old and not so old - exploring the links 4 October 2012 Gary Da Costa (Australian National University)
Portraits of other worlds on a red background: Characterising transiting exoplanets in the presence of stellar activity and correlated noise 14 June 2012 Suzanne Aigrain (Oxford)
The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae 7 June 2012 Philipp Podsiadlowski (Oxford)
Supernova Cosmology 31 May 2012 Reynald Pain, IN2P3, Paris
Probing the Metal Content and Star-Formation Efficiency of Neutral Gas at High Redshifts 24 May 2012 Art Wolfe, UC San Diego
Feedback from Accreting Black Holes: The Importance of Momentum Driving 17 May 2012 Jeremiah Ostriker, Princeton
The disks of dawn: setting the stage for the formation of planetary systems 10 May 2012 Leonardo Testi (ESO)
Chaos, order and triggered star formation due to AGN feedback in the Milky Way and quasars 3 May 2012 Sergei Nayakshin, Leicester
The origin of OB runaways and the Astronomical Multipurpose Software Environment 15 March 2012 Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden)
Constraints on the neutron star EoS and black hole formation from the Galactic Bulge Survey 1 March 2012 Peter Jonker, SRON, Netherlands
Galaxy growth in 1 and 2D: 1st results from the CALIFA survey 23 February 2012 Roberto Cid Fernandes (UFSC, Brazil & IAA, Spain)