Seminars 2020-2021

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 including questions. If the talk sounds interesting please come along.

Seminars have traditionally been held in person on Wednesdays at 3.00pm, in Lecture Theatre A of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (unless otherwise stated). However, in the current times, online talks started in May 2020.

Seminars are organised by Andrew Blain and Enrico Ragusa.


Autumn Term (2020)              

Sep 9 The Twinkle Mission Proposal TBD
Sep 30


Oct 7

Expecting the unexpected in the search for extraterrestrial life

Peter Vickers (Durham)

Oct 14


Oct 21 TBD Jayne Huang (CfA)
Oct 28

Nov 4 The complicated lives of disk galaxies Amelia Fraser-McKelvie (UWA)
Nov 11

Nov 18 TBD
Clémence Fontanive (CSH, Bern)
Nov 25


Dec 2


Dec 9


Spring Term (2021)               

Jan 6

What are we learning from gravitational-wave astronomy? (NOTE WILL BE AN UNUSUAL TIME!)

Ilya Mandel (Monash)
Jan 13

Jan 20


Jan 27

Feb 3

Feb 10


Feb 17 TBD

JJ Hermes (Boston University)

Feb 24

Mar 3

Mar 10

Mar 17
Probing Terrestrial Planet Formation one Particle at a Time
John Debes (STScI)
Summer Term (2021)
Apr 28

May 5
May 12

May 19
May 26

Jun 2

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