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
Gaia wide binaries challenging a Newtonian prediction Xavier Hernández (IA, UNAM) 22 May 2019
Combining absorption and emission features in an investigation of quasar outflows Amy Rankine 22 May 2019
Modelling the mass-SFR relation at high redshift Emma Curtis Lake (KICC) 15 May 2019
Astrophotonics: The Next Wave in Astronomical Instrumentation Sylvain Veilleux (University of Maryland) 15 May 2019
Models of Diffuse Ionised Gas in star-forming galaxies Bert Vandenbroucke (University of St Andrews) 8 May 2019
The Impact of Photo-ionization Feedback on Massive Star Formation Nina Sartorio (University of St Andrews) 8 May 2019

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Radiation mechanism of Fast Radio Bursts Pawan Kumar (UT Austin) 23 May 2019
The landscape of galaxy cluster cosmology Steve Allen (Stanford) 16 May 2019
What's wrong with accretion discs? Chris Nixon (Leicester) 9 May 2019
A new perspective on the Universe in the era of multi-messenger astronomy Samaya Nissanke (Amsterdam) 2 May 2019
Getting close to the brightest black holes with NICER Phil Uttley (Amsterdam) 25 April 2019

Previous Galaxies Discussion

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