Astronomy Group Seminar Programme 2017/2018

By default, seminars take place at 13:00-15:00 (including lunch and coffee) on Tuesdays, in the Physics Seminar Room.

Dates in bold text in the list below indicate seminars which are happening outside of this usual routine, and italicised dates show Tuesdays on which seminars will not occur.

For more information, contact astrosematsoton.ac.uk

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Autumn term 2017

28 September 2017 - 18 December 2017

Date Speaker Title Time/Venue
26 Oct Payaswini Saikia
(Radboud University)
The optical fundamental plane of black hole activity 1:30pm, Seminar Room
3 Oct Martin Elvis
(CfA)
If black holes are simple, why are quasars so complicated? 1:30pm, Seminar Room
10 Oct The Astronomy Group Jamboree 1:30pm, Seminar Room
17 Oct Jonathan Eastwood
(Imperial College London)
Magnetic reconnection: recent progress from Magnetospheric Multiscale satellite observations 1:00pm, Seminar Room
24 Oct James Matthews
(Oxford)
Cosmic ray acceleration and magnetic field amplification in shocks 1:00pm, Seminar Room
31 Oct Gregory Hunt
(Imperial College London)
Saturn’s field-aligned currents as revealed by the Cassini mission 1:00pm, Seminar Room
7 Nov
No seminar
14 Nov William Dunn
(UCL/MSSL)
The auroral dynamic duo: Jupiter's northern and southern X-ray hot spots 1:00pm, Seminar Room
21 Nov David Bacon
(Portsmouth)
Probing the dark Universe with DES and beyond 1:00pm, Seminar Room
28 Nov Kate Maguire
(QUB)
Type Ia supernovae: From explosions to cosmology 1:00pm, Seminar Room
5 Dec Beth Biller
(ROE)
Detecting and Characterising Planets with Direct Imaging 1:00pm, Seminar Room
12 Dec Andrew Kavanagh
(British Antarctic Survey)
The ionospheric footprint of changes within the radiation belt slot region 1:00pm, Seminar Room

Spring term

8 January 2018 - 18 March 2018

Date Speaker Title Time/Venue
9 Jan James Aird
(Cambridge/Leicester)
X-rays across the galaxy population: tracing star formation and AGN activity 1:00pm, Seminar Room
16 Jan Alessandro Patruno
(Leiden)
Pulsar Planets: from the Supernova Ashes to Habitability. 1:00pm, Seminar Room
23 Jan Manda Banerji
(IoA)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
30 Jan Isobel Hook
(Lancaster)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
6 Feb Katja Poppenhaeger
(QUB)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
13 Feb Giovanna Tinetti
(UCL)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
21 Feb Paul Jorden
(Teledyne e2v)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
27 Feb Morgan Fraser
(University College Dublin)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
6 Mar TBD
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TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
13 Mar Edward Macaulay
(Portsmouth)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room

Summer term

16 April 2018 - 16 June 2018

Date Speaker Title Time/Venue
17 Apr James Wurster
(Exeter)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
24 Apr TBD
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TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
1 May Blake Sherwin
(DAMTP Cambridge)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
8 May Nial Tanvir
(Leicester)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
15 May Evan Keane
(SKA)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
22 May Frank Mulligan
(Maynooth University)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
29 May MPhys Students CfA talks (click for more details) 1:00pm, Seminar Room
5 Jun Arianna Sorba
(UCL)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
12 Jun Marios Karouzos
(Nature Astronomy)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room