2013/14 Seminars

The seminars are informal talks, from colleagues, collaborators or invited researchers from around the UK and the rest of the world. Each talk typically lasts 1 hour. If the talk sounds interesting please come along.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 4.15pm, in Lecture Theatre A in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (unless otherwise stated).

Seminars organised by Sarah CasewellAndrew Lobban and Richard Alexander.



Summer Term (2014)                                              

May 7

Caught in the act? High-contrast direct imaging observations of planet forming circumstellar disks

Sascha Quanz(ETH Zurich)
May 14

Magnetospheres across the universe

Jonathan Nichols(Leicester)
May 21


David Sing(Exeter)
May 28

How to model AGN in cosmological simulations?

Debora Sijacki(Cambridge)
Jun 4


Haley Gomez(Cardiff)

Spring Term (2014) 

Jan 15

Modelling the star-forming ISM

Paul Clark (Heidelberg)
Jan 22

Extreme nuclear transients in PanSTARRS-1

Andy Lawrence(Edinburgh)
Jan 29

What we know about the dark matter halos of galaxies in the Local Group

Amina Helmi(Groningen)
Feb 5


Stuart Littlefair(Sheffield)
Feb 12

New Results from the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph: Missing Baryons, AGN, and Reionization Epochs of H and He

Michael Shull
Feb 19

No Seminar

Feb 26

The evolution of starburst galaxies

Vivienne Wild (St Andrews)
Mar 5

Nuclear Kinematics of Bars with Super-Massive Black Holes

Monica Valluri(Michigan)
Mar 12

No Seminar

Mar 19


Rob Jeffries(Keele)

Autumn Term (2013) 

Sep 17

From pebbles to planets in protoplanetary discs

Anders Johansen(Lund)
Oct 2

No Seminar

Oct 9

Rotation and Convection in the Sun

Steve Balbus(Oxford)
Oct 16

The baryon content of dark matter haloes

Ian McCarthy(Liverpool John Moores)
Oct 23

No seminar

Oct 30

Exoplanets: questioning our Solar System from "Other Worlds' perspectives"

Didier Queloz(Cambridge)
Nov 6

High energy transients: soft, strong and very long

Rhaana Starling(Leicester)
Nov 13

How to publish a paper in Nature

Leslie Sage (Nature Publishing Group)
Nov 20

Using the Milky Way as a template for understanding star formation in extreme environments across cosmological timescales

Steve Longmore (Liverpool John Moores)
Nov 27

Galactic Winds across Cosmic Time

Crystal Martin (UC Santa Barbara)
Dec 4

Black holes and red giants in galactic nuclei

Melvyn Davies(Lund)
Dec 11


Don Pollacco(Warwick)

Share this page:

Contact Details

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3506
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2770

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,
United Kingdom.


For current students and general enquiries within UoL:

For Postgraduate Research enquiries:

For general enquiries outside UoL: 

Student complaints procedure


AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Physics and Astronomy Building.


No current announcements.

Mars Science Laboratory Blog

Find out the latest news about Mars Science Laboratory in Professor John Bridges' Mars Science Laboratory Blog.