2014/15 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 3.00pm, in Lecture Theatre A of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (unless otherwise stated).

Seminars are organised by Sarah Casewell and Stuart Muldrew



Autumn Term (2014)                                              

Oct 1 Out of the dark: Solving the cosmological puzzles of the Local Group Till Sawala (Durham)
Oct 8

But wait! There's more!: A wealth of science from millisecond Pulsars

Scott Ransom (NRAO)
Oct 15

Cosmological simulations of the formation of galaxies

Joop Schaye (Leiden)

Oct 22

Exploring the Solar System - Mankind or Machine? (Room: Lecture Theatre B)

Stanley Love (NASA Astronaut)
Oct 29

The Galactic Carbon Trail - charting the southern Galactic plane in C and CO

Michael Burton (UNSW)

Nov 5

No Seminar - Staff Meeting

Nov 12

Transverse, Propagating Velocity Perturbations in Coronal Loops

Ineke de Moortel (St Andrews)

Nov 19

New adventures in ultraluminous X-ray sources

Tim Roberts (Durham)
Nov 26

The Assembly of Mass at the Centres of Galaxies

Victor Debattista (UCLan)
Dec 3

A dynamical model of the local cosmic expansion

Jorge Penarrubia (Edinburgh)

Dec 10

High-speed optical astrophysics

Vik Dhillon (Sheffield)

Spring Term (2015)                                           

Jan 21 MaNGA - Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory Karen Masters (Portsmouth)
Jan 28 On the dynamics of extrasolar planets on inclined orbits Caroline Terquem (Oxford)
Feb 4 Sensing the Universe in colour; Kinetic Inductance Detectors for optical and near-IR astronomy Kieran O'Brien (Oxford)
Feb 11 Connecting the cosmic web to galaxy morphology Christophe Pichon (Paris)
Feb 18 No Seminar - Staff Meeting
Feb 25 From gas to stars in galaxies Adrianne Slyz (Oxford)
Mar 4 Plasma processes in the atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs Craig Stark (St Andrews)
Mar 11

No Seminar


Mar 18 Star Formation in Small Galaxies across Cosmic Time Elizabeth Stanway (Warwick)
Mar 25 Cosmology from the microwave background Jo Dunkley (Oxford)

Summer Term (2015)

Apr 29 Jet-ISM Interactions in Radio Quiet AGN Mark Whittle (Virginia)
May 6 No Seminar - Staff Meeting
May 13 Eccentricity and Ellipsoidal Variations in Red Giant Binaries Christine Nicholls (Vienna)
May 20 Galactic Planetary Science Giovanna Tinetti (UCL)
May 27 Dark matter and modified gravity in galaxies Gianfranco Gentile (Ghent)
Jun 3 The first billion years of galaxy formation Pratika Dayal (Durham)
Jun 10 No Seminar - Vice-Chancellor's Address
Jun 17 The EAGLE simulations of galaxy formation Rob Crain (LJMU)
Jun 24 Semi-synthetic secondary eclipse lightcurves of hot Jupiter exoplanets Deepak Mahtani (Keele)
Jul 8 Eavesdropping on Accretion disks: revealing the universal nature of accretion-induced variability Simone Scaringi (MPE)

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