Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Seminars

2009
Title Speaker Date
VESPA, galaxies and the Universe Rita Tojeiro (Portsmouth) 25 February 2009
A discrepancy in stellar mass estimates? Stephen Wilkins (IoA) 25 February 2009
Relativistic Magnetic Explosions Konstantinos Gourgouliatos (IoA) 18 February 2009
The Science of Space Weather Jonathan Eastwood (Berkeley) 11 February 2009
New Perspectives on the Bolometric Output of AGN Ranjan Vasudevan (IoA) 4 February 2009
Measuring Primordial non-Gaussianity from the CMB: The Role of the Clumpy Universe Devdeep Sarkar (UC Irvine) 28 January 2009
Early gas stripping as the origin of the darkest dwarf spheroidals Lucio Mayer (Institute for Theoretical Physics, U. Zurich) 28 January 2009
A global view of the Milky Way satellites Yang-Shyang Li (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute) 21 January 2009
Tidal disruption of globular clusters in dwarf galaxies with triaxial dark matter halos Jorge Penarrubia 14 January 2009
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