Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Seminars

2008
Title Speaker Date
The SDSS Quasar Survey Gordon Richards (Drexel) 17 December 2008
Galaxy formation in the first 2 billion years Dan Stark (IoA) 17 December 2008
Luminous and dark matter in galaxies: highlights from the SLACS lensing survey Tommaso Treu (UC Santa Barbara) 10 December 2008
Surprises from deep X-ray observations of Abell 2204 Jeremy Sanders (IoA) 10 December 2008
Ray-tracing through the Millennium Simulation Stefan Hilbert (Bonn) 3 December 2008
Cosmological problems with axions Katie Mack (Princeton) 3 December 2008
Merging Sub-Clumps in an Embedded Star Cluster Michael Fellhauer (Universidad de Concepcion / IoA) 26 November 2008
Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: A New kind of Telescope Craig Mackay (IoA) 19 November 2008
Prospecting for Metals in the Extreme Outer Discs of Galaxies Rob Kennicutt (IoA) 19 November 2008
Clues to the physical environments of CaII QSO absorbers: The first high resolution spectroscopic study Berkeley Zych (IoA) 12 November 2008
A New Technique for Mapping the Distribution of Substructure in Clusters of Galaxies Adrienne Leonard (IoA Cambridge) 5 November 2008
Physical Conditions in Damped Lyman alpha Systems Regina Jorgenson 29 October 2008
Galaxy cluster structure and central mass limits in a self-interactive dark matter halo Curtis Saxton (MSSL) 22 October 2008
Kinematic and Stellar Population Gradients as Fingerprints of Past Mergers in Elliptical Galaxies Patricia Sanchez-Blazquez (University of Central Lancashire) 22 October 2008
Disks, Fields and Jets: The Role of Magnetic Field Geometry in Black Hole Accretion Flows Kris Beckwith (Institute of Astronomy) 15 October 2008
The Bright Lyman-alpha Side of the high-redshift IGM Sebastiano Cantalupo (Institute of Astronomy) 15 October 2008
PathGrid: automating the analysis of Tissue Micro Arrays utilising astronomy image analysis techniques Nicholas Walton (Institute of Astronomy) 8 October 2008
Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Bulges --- A Self-Similar Model for Power Laws of Mass and Mean Bulge Velocity Dispersion Professor Yu-Qing Lou (Tsinghua University, Beijing) 8 October 2008
Exploring Sites of Galaxy Formation: Large Lya Nebulae at redshift 2-3 Moire Prescott (Arizona) 1 October 2008
Trigger mechanisms and evolution of ULIRGs: local vs high-z Kalliopi Dasyra (Caltech, Spitzer Science Center) 1 October 2008
Cosmological Reionization with the Moment Equations: First Results on Topology Kristian Finlator (University of Arizona) 24 September 2008
Clues to activity in infrared galaxies and their close environment Karina Caputi (Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich) 24 September 2008
The Growth of Galaxies by Cold Gas Accretion Alyson Brooks (University of Washington, Seattle) 17 September 2008
Ground-based detection of gravitational waves from intermediate-mass-ratio inspirals Ilya Mandel, Northwestern 17 September 2008
The Mid-Infrared Butcher-Oemler Effect: an Increase in the Fraction of Obscured Star Formation in Galaxy Clusters from z=0 to z=0.8 Amelie Saintonge, Zurich 18 June 2008
Star Formation in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies Ted Wyder, Caltech 18 June 2008
Gemini-South Project Study on Abell 3827 Henry Lee (Gemini) 11 June 2008
Topological Properties in Gravitational Lensing Marcus Werner, IoA 4 June 2008