Astronomy Group Monday Lunchtime Talks 2016/17

All talks take place at 12.00pm in the Seminar Room, unless stated otherwise.
For more information, contact Mat

Spring term

9 January 2017 - 25 March 2017

DateSpeakerTalk title
9 Jan Stew Buchan "How do the most massive galaxies evolve?"
16 Jan Chris Frohmaier "Supernova Rates in the Local Universe"
30 Jan Rob Firth "Spectrophotometric templates for light curve simulations of stripped-envelope SNe for LSST"
13 Feb Aru Beri "Thermonuclear X-ray bursts in rapid succession in 4U 1636-536 with ASTROSAT-LAXPC"
20 Feb Joe Reed "Low Frequency Extensions of the Saturn Kilometric Radiation as a proxy for magnetospheric dynamics"
27 Feb Sandra Raimundo (DARK) "Replenishing the AGN fuelling reservoir with counter-rotating gas"
1 Mar (Wed) in L/T C David Salvetti (INAF/IASF Milano) "EXTraS: Exploring the X-ray Transient and Variable Sky"
6 Mar John Coxon "Energy in the Earth’s magnetotail lobes across the substorm cycle"
13 Mar Sam Mangham "Responsivity in reverberation mapping of AGN"
20 Mar Regis Cartier "Type Ia-CSM/IIn SNe: seemingly a homogeneous class of interacting transients"
10 April George Lansbury (Durham/Cambridge) "A hard X-ray view of the active galactic nucleus (AGN) population with NuSTAR"

Summer term

24 April 2017 - 17 June 2017

DateSpeakerTalk title
24 Apr Steve Browett ---
8 May Georgios Dimitriadis ---
15 May Andy Smith ---
22 May Isabella Lamperti (UCL) ---
5 Jun Jamie Court ---
12 Jun Peter Boorman ---

Autumn term (Completed)

29 September 2016 - 17 December 2016

DateSpeakerTalk title
17 Oct Jade Reidy "Multi-instrument observation of high latitude aurora"
24 Oct David Williams "Probing the inner regions of nearby LLAGN with e-MERLIN"
31 Oct Bella Boulderstone "Active Galactic Nuclei as Cosmological Probes"
7 Nov Nick Higginbottom "Thermally driven disk winds in X-ray Binaries - the importance of the stability curve"
14 Nov Judith Ineson "The bubble on the fountain"
21 Nov Sam Connolly “Swiftly the Data Reduction Pipeline"
28 Nov CANCELLED ---
5 Dec Szymon Prajs "Python in the new era of astronomy"
12 Dec Rory Brown "Modelling decretion disc interactions in Be X-ray binaries"