Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Colloquia

2009
Title Date Speaker
The MeerKAT: an SKA Pathfinder and a major new mid-frequency telescope 16 April 2009 Bernie Fanaroff, Project Director, South African SKA Project
This talk has been cancelled. Quasar Numbers 16 March 2009 This talk has been cancelled. Xiaohui Fan, Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona
Bringing our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole and its Environs into Focus with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics 12 March 2009 Andrea Ghez, UCLA
New results from the zCOSMOS galaxy redshift survey 5 March 2009 Simon Lilly, Zurich
The Recent Star Formation Histories of Nearby Galaxies 26 February 2009 Evan Skillman, University of Minnesota
Building Relativistic Jets 19 February 2009 Kris Beckwith, Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy
From solar systems to the observed extrasolar planets: the potential of perturbing stars 12 February 2009 Prof Melvyn B. Davies, Lund Observatory, Sweden
New Observational Insights into Cosmic Reionization 5 February 2009 George Becker, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
Formation of nuclear disks and orbital decay of supermassive black holes in galaxy mergers 29 January 2009 Lucio Mayer, Zurich
SuperWASP robots spot new planets near solar system 22 January 2009 Don Pollaco, Belfast
First observations of the molecular gas reservoirs of large disk galaxies at z~1.5 15 January 2009 Emanuele Daddi, CEA, Saclay, Paris
2008
Title Date Speaker
The X-ray Universe 11 December 2008 Richard Mushotzky, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
High redshift Gamma Ray Bursts 4 December 2008 Nial Tanvir, Leicester
The Evolution of Black Hole Mass and Spin in Active Galactic Nuclei 27 November 2008 Andrew King, University of Leicester
The dark matter distribution in galaxies and clusters with new dynamical mass modeling methods 20 November 2008 Gary Mamon, IAP, France
Massive Black Holes and Galaxies 13 November 2008 Reinhard Genzel, MPE, Garching
The planet-disc connection: results and prospects 6 November 2008 Cathie Clarke, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Thermodynamics of the Hot Gas in Galaxies, Groups, & Clusters 30 October 2008 Ian McCarthy, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge
Cosmology from Galaxy Redshift Surveys 23 October 2008 Will Percival, University of Portsmouth
Protoplanetary worlds at the astronomical unit scale: the infrared long-baseline interferometry view 16 October 2008 Jean-Philippe Berger, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble
The Dynamics of Saturn's F Ring 9 October 2008 Carl Murray, Queen Mary, University of London
The Cosmology of Now and Then Through the First Light 23 September 2008 Richard Bond, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)