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
Constraints on dark energy and modified gravity from combined large-scale structure probes Alessio Spurio Mancini 23 January 2019
How to Read a Light Curve Emily Sandford 23 January 2019
Comoving stars in the Gaia era Semyeong Oh 16 January 2019
Exoplanets in High Resolution George Hawker 16 January 2019
Mirror instability and particle transport in galaxy clusters Sergey Komarov 28 November 2018
Mapping the Transient Sky with Gaia Simon Hodgkin 21 November 2018

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Nano-particles in Proto-Planetary Discs Jane Greaves (Cardiff) 17 January 2019
Reionization after Planck Piero Madau (UCSC) 29 November 2018
The first quasars in the early universe Chris Done (Durham) 22 November 2018
Spiral arms in galaxies and GMC formation Clare Dobbs (Exeter) 8 November 2018
The structure of galactic thick disks Marie Martig (LJMU) 1 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