Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.


Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
An emission line study of a unique, strongly lensed galaxy at z ~ 5: connecting Lyman-α and MgII λ 2796 Å emission at high redshift Joris Witstok 21 October 2020
CSD3 - What It Is & Getting Access Stuart Rankin (HPCS) 14 October 2020
A “Klever” probe of the ISM in high redshift galaxies Mirko Curti 14 October 2020
The wealth of hidden binaries in Gaia Zephyr Penoyre 7 October 2020
Pieces of the Planetary Nebula Puzzle with Gaia Nick Chornay 30 September 2020
TBC Speaker to be confirmed 23 September 2020

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Unveiling the high redshift Universe with deep spectroscopy Laura Pentericci (INAF - Rome) 22 October 2020
The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies Andy Fabian (Cambridge) 8 October 2020
Disks and Dynamics of Protoplanetary Systems Ian Czekala (Berkeley) 11 June 2020
Absorption and accretion properties of local Active Galactic Nuclei Claudio Ricci (UDP, Chile) 28 May 2020
Mapping the hot Universe: the first six months of operations of eROSITA on SRG Andrea Merloni (MPE) 21 May 2020

Previous Kavli Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Evolutionary population synthesis models. Claudia Maraston - University of Portsmouth 15 October 2020
Mergers, magnetars and multi-messengers Professor Stephen Smartt 4 June 2020
Radiation-Dominated Black Hole Accretion Flows James Stone (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) 30 January 2020
Clash of the Titans: galaxy collisions in the nearby universe Professor Sara Ellison: University of Victoria 31 October 2019
The IllustrisTNG Project Professor Lars Hernquist: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 24 October 2019

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Gravitational wave science - observations and a forward look Sheila Rowan (Glasgow). 15 November 2018
Cosmology and Astrophysics from CMB Measurements John Carlstrom (Chicago) 15 February 2018
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Chemistry of Planet Formation and the Making of Habitable Planets Karin I. Öberg (Harvard University) 8 March 2018
Physical Manifestations of Evolution, Regularity and Chaos In and Around Our Galaxy Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University) 9 March 2017
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014