2015/16 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 B of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (unless otherwise stated).

Seminars are organised by Andrew Blain and Stuart Muldrew



Autumn Term (2015)                                              

Oct 7

The thermal and ionization history of the intergalactic medium: Confronting simulations with the latest Lyman-alpha forest, Lyman-alpha emitter and CMB data

Ewald Puchwein (Cambridge)
Oct 14

The AGN/star-formation connection in galaxy evolution

Myrto Symeonidis (MSSL-UCL)

Oct 21

Massive molecular gas flows and AGN feedback in galaxy clusters

Helen Russell (Cambridge)
Oct 28

From galactic magnetic fields to star forming molecular clouds

Clare Dobbs (Exeter)

Nov 4

No Seminar - Staff Meeting

Nov 11

The LOFAR EoR project: science goals, processing challenges and status

Ger de Bruyn (ASTRON)

Nov 18

Time-resolved spectroscopy from the Global Jet Watch Observatories

Katherine Blundell (Oxford)
Nov 25

Galaxy evolution in proto-clusters

Nina Hatch (Nottingham)
Dec 2

The origin of the Field: where do most stars form?

Richard Parker (Liverpool JMU)

Dec 9

Detection and characterisation of transiting exoplanets

Peter Wheatley (Warwick)

Spring Term (2016)                                           

Jan 13 Star and planet formation Matthew Bate (Exeter)
Jan 20 The state of the molecular gas and the initial conditions of star formation in galaxies: A new view in the age of Herschel and ALMA Padelis Papadopoulos (Cardiff)
Jan 27 Detecting and Characterising Planets with Direct Imaging Beth Biller (Edinburgh)
Feb 3 No Seminar - Staff Meeting
Feb 10 Statistical measurements of simulated supermassive black holes and the connection to host galaxies Colin DeGraf (Cambridge)
Feb 17 No Seminar
Feb 24 The growing field of post-main-sequence exoplanetary science Dimitri Veras (Warwick)
Mar 2 Weak-lensing mass calibration of LoCuSS galaxy clusters and implications for "Planck Cosmology" Graham Smith (Birmingham)
Mar 9

The peak and edge of galaxy formation

Oscar Agertz (Surrey)

Mar 16 Tori, disks, and winds - the AGN dust emission at high angular resolution Sebastian Hoenig (Southampton)
Mar 23 Spectroscopic Studies of Star-Forming Galaxies in the Reionization Era Richard Ellis (UCL & ESO)

Summer Term (2016)

Apr 20 Constraints on black hole formation Peter Jonker (SRON)
Apr 27 New results on the photoevaporation of protoplanetary discs Cathie Clarke (Cambridge)
May 4 The Rough and the Smooth Wyn Evans (Cambridge)
May 11 No Seminar - Staff Meeting
May 18 No Seminar
May 25 Selection bias in dynamically-measured super-massive black hole samples and its consequences Francesco Shankar (Southampton)
Jun 1 LEAP - Lighting, electricity, atmospheres of planetary objects Christiane Helling (St Andrews)
Jun 8 Confronting galaxy formation models with observations

Frazer Pearce (Nottingham)

Jun 15 Developing a unified framework for modelling (exo)planets Nathan Mayne (Exeter)
Jun 22 No Seminar - Examiners Meeting

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