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
Galactic archaeology in the Milky Way and beyond Sarah Martell (University of New South Wales) 22 January 2020
ELT/HIRES - an high-resolution spectrograph for the ELT Martin Haehnelt 22 January 2020
Starfruit: growing a musical universe Tim Watts 15 January 2020
Postdoc Jamboree 2019 IoA Kavli & Battcock Postdocs 11 December 2019
Combining CMB and weak lensing: Cosmology with ACT and KiDS Naomi Robertson 4 December 2019
Challenges in interpreting transmission spectra of exoplanets Luis Welbanks 4 December 2019

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The core of the matter – spatially resolving the nuclei of Active Galaxies with VLTI/GRAVITY Eckhard Sturm, MPE 23 January 2020
The dispersal of planet forming discs and its role on the formation and evolution of planets Barbara Ercolano, LMU Munich 16 January 2020
Tracing the building blocks of habitable worlds from disks to planets Oliver Shorttle (IoA and Earth Sciences, Cambs) 5 December 2019
The Galactic Halo Renaissance Alis Deason (Durham) 28 November 2019
Accretion Disks, Winds And Jets in Tidal Disruption Events Jane Lixin Dai (University of Hong Kong) 21 November 2019

Previous Kavli Lectures

Title Speaker Date
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
Galactic Winds and the Circumgalactic Medium Sylvain Veilleux (Maryland) 14 February 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
How is star formation in galaxies quenched? Asa Bluck (Cavendish) 29 November 2019
QSOs with Gaia Yiping Shu (IoA) 15 November 2019
The dynamical scaling laws of disk galaxies Federico Lelli (ESO) 8 November 2019
Probing the thermal state of the intergalactic medium at z > 5 with the transmission spikes in high-resolution Lyα forest spectra Prakash Gaikwad (IoA) 25 October 2019
Structure formation with Fuzzy Dark Matter Anastasia Fialkov (IoA) 18 October 2019