2011/12 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 Stefan Ohm and Richard Alexander.


Autumn Term (2011)                                              

Oct 12
Feedback From Massive Stars Julian Pittard
University of Leeds)
Oct 26
The stellar and dark matter haloes of 
elliptical galaxies
Ortwin Gerhard
(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Ex. Physik)
Nov 2
The GOODS NICMOS survey:
Watching Galaxy Formation
Christopher Conselice
(University of Nottingham)
Nov 9
The progenitor stars of 
core-collapse supernovae - 
where are the massive ones?
Stephen Smartt
(Queen's University Belfast)
Nov 16
The early evolution of protostellar disks: fragmentation, episodic accretion and planet formation Eduard Vorobyov
(Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna)
Nov 23
Changing our view of early-type galaxies
Michele Cappellari
(University of Oxford)
Nov 30
The physics of changing dwarf galaxy cusps to cores with supernova feedback 
Andrew Pontzen
(University of Oxford)
Dec 14
AGN Feedback in the Cores of Clusters of Galaxies Alastair Edge
University of Durham)


Title Speaker

Spring Term (2012)                                              

Jan 18
Measuring Dark Energy with Gamma Rays Malcolm Fairbairn
(King's College London)
Jan 25
Using stellar mass black holes to understand AGN Chris Done
Feb 1
Transient Astronomy with the Gaia satellite Simon Hodgkin (IoA, Cambridge)
Feb 8
Modeling the lightcurves of tidal disruption events Giuseppe Lodato
Feb 15

Feb 22
The Great Escape: Merging Planetary, Stellar and Galactic Dynamics to Produce Free-Floaters Dimitri Veras
(IoA, Cambridge)
Feb 29

Mar 7
Variability from black hole X-ray binaries
Tomaso Belloni
Mar 14
Magnetic Fields in Galaxies and Prospects With Next Generation Radio Telescopes Rainer Beck
(MPIfR Bonn)


Title Speaker

Summer Term (2012)                                              

May 2

The Peripheries of Nearby Galaxies: Dim but not Dull

Annette Ferguson
May 9

May 16

Searching for redshift ~7 quasars in UKIDSS

Daniel Mortlock
(Imperial College, London)
May 23

The diversity and multitude of Soft Gamma Repeater bursts observed with the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor

Alexander van der Horst (Amsterdam)
May 30

Jun 6

NGC2419 - a crucible for theories of gravity and globular cluster formation

Rodrigo Ibata
Jun 13 Thermal and Dynamical Evolution Studies of the Interstellar Medium Miguel Avillez
(Evora, Portugal)




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