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
Milky Way bar kinematics with VVV and Gaia Jason Sanders 13 March 2019
Heavy elements in red giant stars Amanda Karakas (Monash) 7 March 2019
AGN-driven outflows in simulated dwarf galaxies Sophie Koudmani 6 March 2019
Why do galaxies stop forming stars? Asa Bluck 6 March 2019
Sausage-Mania — more Mouth-watering Recipes Wyn Evans 20 February 2019
The Gaia Sausage - our Galaxy’s last major merger Vasily Belokurov 20 February 2019

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Deconstructing stellar halos in the Local Group Alan McConnachie (U Vic) 14 March 2019
Proper-Motion Studies of Galactic Globular Clusters Laura Watkins (ESO) 28 February 2019
Transformative advances in post-main-sequence planetary system science Dimitri Veras (Warwick) 21 February 2019
Wide-field submm surveys of the nearby and very distant Universe Steve Eales (Cardiff) 7 February 2019
Helium Stars, Heavy Metals, High Velocities and Explosions  Simon Jeffery (Armagh) 31 January 2019

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
The tale of two halos: a couple of super cool results from the Gaia DR2 Vasily Belokurov (IoA) 22 March 2019
Compact HII galaxies Ricardo Chavez (UNAM) 1 March 2019
The discreteness-driven relaxation of collisionless gravitating systems Beraldo e Silva (U Central Lancashire) 22 February 2019
Massive outflows of cold gas and their role in the baryon cycle of galaxies Claudia Cicone (OABrera, Milano) 15 February 2019
Searching for the fastest stars in Gaia DR2 Tommaso Marchetti (Leiden) 30 November 2018

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