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)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
12 Dec Andrew Kavanagh
(British Antarctic Survey)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room

Spring term

8 January 2018 - 18 March 2018

Date Speaker Title Time/Venue
9 Jan James Aird
(Cambridge/Leicester)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
16 Jan Blake Sherwein
(DAMTP Cambridge)
TBD 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
20 Feb Paul Jerram
(Teledyne e2v)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
27 Feb Morgan Fraser
(University College Dublin)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
6 Mar Evan Keane
(SKA)
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 Arianna Sorba
(UCL)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
1 May TBD
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TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
8 May Nial Tanvir
(Leicester)
TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
15 May TBD
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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 TBD
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TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room
12 Jun TBD
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TBD 1:00pm, Seminar Room