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

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
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
Angular momentum of early type galaxies based on extended kinematics Ortwin Gerhard (MPE Garching) 27 September 2019