Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive - Colloquia

Title Date Speaker
From Seeds to Monsters:  Supermassive Black Holes Over Cosmic Time 15 March 2018 Priya Natarajan (Yale)
The Galactic Centre: a template for understanding star formation and feedback in a high-pressure environment 1 March 2018 Steve Longmore (LJMU)
White dwarfs as tracers of cosmic, galactic, stellar & planetary evolution 22 February 2018 Boris Gaensicke (Warwick)
The birth of giants: quasars and their host galaxies in the reionisation epoch 1 February 2018 Bram Venemans (MPIA)
The deaths of massive stars 25 January 2018 Ben Davies (LJMU)
Spirals, rings, gaps and asymmetries: using disc structure to infer planet formation processes 18 January 2018 Farzana Meru (IoA/Warwick)
Title Date Speaker
Weather on Brown Dwarfs: New Insights from Synoptic Spectrophotometry and Fluid Instability Models 30 November 2017 Adam Burgasser (UC San Diego)
CMB Lensing: Fundamental Physics from Maps of the Invisible 23 November 2017 Blake Sherwin (DAMTP)
Galaxy Cluster Evolution over the Past 10 Billion Years 16 November 2017 Michael McDonald (MIT Kavli Institute)
Neutron star mergers: past, present and future 9 November 2017 Nial Tanvir (Leicester)
Tori, disks, and winds — the AGN dust emission at high angular resolution 2 November 2017 Sebastian Hoenig, University of Southampton
Supernova Dust 26 October 2017 Mike Barlow, University College London
New Frontiers in Exoplanet Characterization 19 October 2017 Jayne Birkby (University of Amsterdam)
The Tarantula Nebula - A template for extragalactic star forming regions 12 October 2017 Paul Crowther (University of Sheffield)
Gaia - the mission and first science 5 October 2017 Gerry Gilmore (IoA)
Probing the dynamics of gravity with gravitational wave detections 8 June 2017 Michalis Agathos (DAMTP, Cambridge)
Superluminous supernovae - cosmic origins and evolution 1 June 2017 Stephen Smartt (Queen's University Belfast)
Galaxy clusters as hydrodynamics laboratories 25 May 2017 Elke Roediger (University of Hull)
The growth of disks and bulges 18 May 2017 Stijn Wuyts (University of Bath)
A new generation of multi-dimensional stellar structure models 11 May 2017 Isabelle Baraffe (University of Exeter)
Does feedback matter in star cluster formation? 4 May 2017 James Dale (University of Hertfordshire)
The Hubble Space Telescope: 27 Years of Cosmic Discovery 27 April 2017 Jennifer Wiseman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Novae and Supernovae: Intimate Connections 16 March 2017 Michael Shara (American Museum of Natural History in New York/IoA, Cambridge)
Dwarf Galaxies - Fossils of Galaxy Evolution 2 March 2017 Eva Grebel (University of Heidelberg)
The Plurality of Worlds 23 February 2017 Amaury Triaud (IoA, Cambridge)
The Athena X-ray observatory in the late 2020s Astronomy landscape 16 February 2017 Xavier Barcons (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
A 3D View of the Dark Universe: illuminating intergalactic gas with fluorescent Lyman-alpha emission 9 February 2017 Sebastiano Cantalupo (ETH Zurich, Institute for Astronomy)
Planets Within and Around Binary Stars: Extremophiles of Planet Formation 2 February 2017 Roman Rafikov (DAMTP, Cambridge)
Galactic Palaeontology 26 January 2017 Eline Tolstoy (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)
The repeating fast radio burst FRB 121102: a long time ago in a galaxy far-far away 19 January 2017 Jason Hessels (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and University of Amsterdam)