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Southampton Gravity seminars: 2015-2016

Seminars take place in Semester 1 on Thursdays 12:00-13:00 in Building 2, Room 5033 and in Semester 2 in Building 54, Room 7033 (7C), unless otherwise noted.

1 October 2015: Cornelius Rampf (ICG-Portsmouth)

Cosmological large-scale flows in the light of Newtonian theory and General Relativity

8 October 2015: Gavin Hartnett (Southampton)

Spinning out of control: Black hole instabilities in higher dimensions

15 October 2015: Davide Gerosa (Cambridge)

Core collapse and relativistic stars in scalar-tensor theories of gravity

22 October 2015: Dominic Dold (Cambridge)

The Klein-Gordon equation and superradiance in Kerr-AdS spacetimes

29 October 2015: Gustav Holzegel (Imperial)

Linear stability of the Schwarzschild solution under gravitational perturbations

5 November 2015: Luc Blanchet (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France)

The wonders of the post-Newtonian

12 November 2015: Ryuichi Fujita (CENTRA-Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)

Calculation of radiation reaction effect on orbital parameters in Kerr spacetime

19 November 2015: Nathalie Degenaar (Cambridge)

Probing fundamental physics with cooling of accretion-heated neutron stars

26 November 2015: Arick Shao (Imperial)

Correspondence properties for waves on asymptotically AdS backgrounds

3 December 2015: Soichiro Isoyama (Guelph, Canada)

Hamiltonian formulation of the self-force theory

10 December 2015: Caroline D'Angelo and Alessandro Patruno (Leiden, Netherlands)

Understanding magnetically-channelled accretion using faint accreting neutron stars and The anomalous orbital evolution of compact objects in binary systems

Christmas Break

7 January 2016: Vitor Cardoso (CENTRA-Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)

Black holes as laboratories of fundamental physics

Exam Period

28 January 2016: Malcolm Perry (Cambridge)

The information paradox revisited: Soft quantum hair

4 February 2016: No seminar

11 February 2016: Alberto Sesana (Birmingham)

Supermassive black hole astrophysics with pulsar timing arrays

18 February 2016: Claudio Corianò (Salento, Italy and Southampton)

Neutrino and photon lensing by black holes and radiative lens equations

25 February 2016: Jérôme Pétri (Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France)

Pulsars as probe of strong magnetic and gravitational fields

3 March 2016: Jonathan Thornburg (Indiana, USA)

Exploring the radiation-reaction self-force: "wiggles" and Kerr quasi-normal modes

4 March 2016: Charles Gammie (Illinois, USA) [DAY/TIME/LOCATION CHANGE: Fri 1pm in 54/Ketley (4th floor)]

An extended MHD model for relativistic weakly collisional plasmas

10 March 2016: Aaron Zimmerman (CITA, Canada)

Quasinormal modes beyond Kerr

17 March 2016: Jérôme Guilet (MPA-Garching, Germany)

Magnetic field amplification in proto-neutron stars

Easter Break

21 April 2016: Henning Samtleben (ENS-Lyon, France)

Consistent truncations of supergravity via exceptional field theory

28 April 2016: Helvi Witek (Nottingham)

Collapse in Einstein-dilaton Gauss-Bonnet gravity

5 May 2016: Antoine Van Proeyen (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Superconformal construction of de Sitter cosmologies

12 May 2016: Debarati Chatterjee (LPC-Caen, France)

Modeling the structure of strongly magnetised compact objects: a self-consistent formalism

2 June 2016: Emanuele Berti (Mississippi, USA) [LOCATION CHANGE: 54/4011]

Strong gravity and astrophysics with compact binaries at the dawn of gravitational-wave astronomy



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