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 Kavli Lectures

Title Speaker Date
CANCELLED - The Millimetre Sky from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Jo Dunkley (Princeton University) 28 January 2021
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

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 S5 survey and the discovery of the fastest known hypervelocity star Sergey Koposov (IfA Edinburgh) 16 April 2021
Probing reionization with the Lyman-alpha forest and the CMB Xiaohan Wu (Harvard) 26 March 2021
The Evolution and Limitations of AGN Feedback in Massive Galaxies Michael McDonald (MIT) 12 March 2021
Studying massive black holes with tidal disruption events Hugo Pfister (NBI Copenhagen) 26 February 2021
Dance of the Milky Way and the LMC Denis Erkal (Surrey) 19 February 2021

Previous Other Talks

Title Speaker Date
Astro Postdoc and Graduate Student Jamborees IoA, Kavli, Battcock and DAMPT Postdocs and Graduate Students 25 November 2020