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

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
New results on galaxy clusters from the eROSITA early data release Jeremy Sanders (MPE) 17 June 2021
Information-theoretic problems in astrophysics. David Hogg (Flatiron) 10 June 2021
Dwarf galaxy archaeology: Answering big questions with tiny galaxies Anna Frebel (MIT) 3 June 2021
Bridging Galaxy Evolution Across Cosmic Time With the CLASSY Survey Danielle Berg (UT Austin) 27 May 2021
Exploring Planets Orbiting Nearby Stars Courtney Dressing (Berkeley) 20 May 2021

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 Cosmic Dawn simulation project: galaxy formation during the Epoch of Reionization Pierre Ocvirk (Strasbourg) 28 May 2021
Tracing AGN feedback signatures from small to large scales across cosmic time Dominika Wylezalek, Universität Heidelberg 21 May 2021
Black holes in globular clusters Mark Gieles (Barcelona) 14 May 2021
Resolving the impact of outflows and small-scale structure in the CGM with TNG50 Dylan Nelson, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Heidelberg 7 May 2021
The S5 survey and the discovery of the fastest known hypervelocity star Sergey Koposov (IfA Edinburgh) 16 April 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