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
Down the Dusty Road -- Gems from Large (sub-)millimetre Surveys Thomas Greve, University College London (UCL) 5 March 2020
Exploring the First Light And Reionisation Epoch Stephen Wilkins, Sussex 27 February 2020
New substructure in the phase-space of the Milky Way with Gaia Teresa Antoja, University of Barcelona 20 February 2020
Moving beyond stellar activity limitations to detect other Earths Nadege Meunier, Grenoble 13 February 2020
The intriguing lives of post-starburst galaxies Vivienne Wild, St Andrews 6 February 2020

Previous Kavli Lectures

Title Speaker Date
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
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
Seeing the Milky Way Disk Evolve Neige Frankel (MPIA Heidelberg) 6 March 2020
Lyman-alpha emitters in QSO proximity zones Sarah Bosman (UCL) 21 February 2020
The detection of ionised carbon in a Lyman break galaxy with surprisingly warm dust at z = 8.31 Tom Bakx (Nagoya University) 14 February 2020
How is star formation in galaxies quenched? Asa Bluck (Cavendish) 29 November 2019
QSOs with Gaia Yiping Shu (IoA) 15 November 2019