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 Smithatsoton.ac.uk

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"
23 Jan CANCELLED --
30 Jan Rob Firth "Spectrophotometric templates for light curve simulations of stripped-envelope SNe for LSST"
6 Feb CANCELLED --
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 ---
1 May PUBLIC HOLIDAY ---
8 May Georgios Dimitriadis ---
15 May Andy Smith ---
22 May Isabella Lamperti (UCL) ---
29 May PUBLIC HOLIDAY ---
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"