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
Violent quenching: fast multiphase gas outflows from post-starburst galaxies Jim Geach (Herts) 14 June 2018
Understanding Intense Star Formation through Observations and Modelling Elizabeth Stanway (Warwick) 7 June 2018
Toward A New Calibration of the Hubble Constant Wendy Freedman (Chicago) 31 May 2018
Know thy Star, Know thy Prebiotic Chemistry Paul Rimmer (Cavendish) 24 May 2018
Addressing the Missing AGN Problem Belinda Wilkes (SAO) 17 May 2018

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Dust in the early Universe Raffaella Schneider (Rome) 29 June 2018
Revisiting relaxation in globular clusters Chris Hamilton (DAMTP) 15 June 2018
Dynamics of warped discs Chris Nixon (Leicester) 8 June 2018
New constraints on Lyman-α opacity with a sample of 62 quasars at z > 5.7 Sarah Bosman (UCL) 18 May 2018
Merging black holes in nuclear star clusters Fabio Antonini (University of Surrey) 11 May 2018

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
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
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013

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