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
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
The Obscured Universe: from Peak Star-Formation to Reionization Caitlin Casey (Univerity of Texas) 14 May 2020
The Next Frontier of Low-Mass Galaxy Formation Dan Weisz (Berkeley) 7 May 2020

Previous Kavli Lectures

Title Speaker Date
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
Characterizing Exoplanets' Atmospheres to Unveil Planetary Origins, Climate and Habitability Jean-Michel Desert (Amsterdam) 13 June 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 (chemical) history of the Milky Way told by its mergers Oscar Agertz and Florent Renaud (Lund Observatory) 24 July 2020
A lockdown perspective on cosmic tensions George Efstathiou (IoA) 17 July 2020
Fifth Force Constraints from Galaxy-Scale Tests Aneesh Naik (IoA) 10 July 2020
Understanding the epoch of reionization with Lyman-alpha emitters Lewis Weinberger (IoA) 3 July 2020
Tidal disruption of stars Thomas Wevers (IoA) 26 June 2020