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 Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life Ignas Snellen (Leiden) 21 January 2021
A NICER view of neutron stars Anna Watts (Amsterdam) 3 December 2020
A Modern View of Quasars in the LSST Era Gordon Richards (Drexel, Philadelphia) 26 November 2020
A Tale of Circumgalactic Gas: Large and Small scales Rongmon Bordoloi 12 November 2020
Highlights from the dawn of million-star spectroscopy Karin Lind (Stockholm) 5 November 2020

Previous Kavli Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Understanding Giant Planets Ravit Helled - University of Zurich 19 November 2020
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

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

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
The origin of the first supermassive black holes Ricarda Beckman (IoA) 22 January 2021
Small-scale structure of the pre-reionization IGM in quasar proximity zones Frederick Davies (MPIA Heidelberg) 11 December 2020
Rapidly Forming Haloes as a Route to Massive Black Holes John Regan (Maynooth) 4 December 2020
The Impact of AGN Feedback on Simulated Dwarf Galaxies Sophie Koudmani (IoA) 27 November 2020
The Hubble Constant from Time Delays: Breaking Degeneracies with External Datasets Matthew Auger (IoA) 20 November 2020