Our Research

Upcoming JBCA and Schuster Colloquia

JBCA Colloquia begin at 3 pm every Wednesday in the Lovell Room (3.225) in the Alan Turing Building, unless otherwise stated. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from 2:45 pm. The post-colloquium follows immediately after at 4:00 pm in the tea room.

Schuster Colloquia normally start at 2:30 pm and take place in the Rutherford Lecture Theatre in the Schuster Building.

Extra seminars, which can be organised by anyone in the group separately from the colloquium series, are also included on this page for convenience.

To view a talk abstract, click on the talk title. Click again on the talk title to hide the abstract.

Want to suggest a speaker? Get in touch with the JBCA Colloquium organisers: Rene Breton, Iain McDonald, Stefano Camera and Jens Chluba.

DateSpeakerTopic
Sep 15 Special Seminar - Yacine Ali-Haimoud
(JHU, Baltimore)
A thing or two about primordial black holes
Sep 21 Quentin Parker
(HKU, Hong Kong)
Late Stage Stellar Evolution Research at HKU
Oct 5 Catherine Heymans
(IfA, Edinburgh)
Cosmology with KiDS
Oct 12 Schuster Colloquium - Tetsuo Hatsuda
(RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, Japan)
From Quarks to Neutron Stars
Oct 19 Dr Christopher Wallis
(UCL)
Mapping on the sphere: applications in cosmology
Oct 26 Marco Pignatari
(University of Hull)
The art of baking coinage metals in stars
Nov 2 Marten van Kerkwijk
(University of Toronto, Canada)
Pulsar Scintellometry: using the interstellar medium to elucidate where giant pulses arise
Nov 10 Special Seminar - Giovanni Cabass
(University of Rome, Italy)
CMB Spectral Distortions: A Window on Inflation at Small Scales
Nov 16 Elisa Chisari
(Oxford U., UK)
Intrinsic alignments of galaxies
Nov 23 Anthony Challinor
(IoA Cambridge, UK)
From large-scale structure to inflation: lensing of the cosmic microwave background
Nov 30 Nick Wright
(Keele University)
The Dynamics of Star Clusters
Dec 7 Schuster Colloquium - Sergey Bozhevolnyi
(The University of Southern Denmark)
Nanophotonics: Light on Nanoscale
Dec 14 Elaine Sadler
(CAASTRO, Australia)
Neutral hydrogen in the distant Universe: first results from the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope
Jan 25 Thomas Tauris
(University of Bonn, Germany)
Formation of Double Neutron Stars
Jan 27 Special Seminar - Natasha Hurley-Walker
(ICRAR, Australia)
The GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA (GLEAM) survey
Feb 1 Dr Chris Clarkson
(QMUL, UK)
Roulettes: A weak lensing formalism for strong lensing
Feb 7 Special Seminar - Kendrick Smith
(Perimeter Institute, Canada)
Searching for fast transients with CHIME
Feb 15 Schuster Colloquium - Julia Tjus
(Ruhr Astroparticle and Plasma Physics Center, Germany)
Searching for the origin of Galactic cosmic rays: The multimessenger approach
Feb 23 Dr Elisabetta Valiante
(Cardiff)
The Herschel-ATLAS survey: main results and data release
Mar 1 Dr Adam Amara
(ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Integrated View of Cosmology: Do the Pieces Fit Together?
Mar 8 Fabian Schmidt
(MPA Garching, Germany)
Probing the Primordial Universe with Galaxy Clustering and Shapes
Mar 15 Schuster Colloquium - Dr Stefan Soldner-Rembold
(The University of Manchester)
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)
Mar 22 Alexander Schekochihin
(University of Oxford)
Stratified Turbulence, Turbulent Heating and Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters
Mar 29 Jason McEwen
(MSSL)
Next-generation radio interferometric imaging for the SKA era
Apr 26 Schuster Colloquium - Dr Samaya Nissanke
(Radboud University, The Netherlands)
Clash of the Titans: New Astrophysics of Binary Black Holes from LIGO's First Observations
Apr 27 Special Seminar - Dr Federico Urban
(KBFI)
Heavier and darker: spin-2 dark matter
May 3 Dr Ken Chen
(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Lighting Up the Universe with the First Cosmic Explosions
May 10 Schuster Colloquium - Dr Gerry Agnew
(Rolls-Royce)
Combining fuel cells with gas turbines
May 11 Special Seminar - Dr Steve Croft
(University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Breakthrough Listen: Expanding the Search for Life Beyond Earth
May 17 Dr Caterina Tiburzi
(University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Pulsars as probes of the low-frequency gravitational sky
May 18 Special Seminar - Dr Jon Gudmundsson
(University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Early results from the SPIDER experiment
May 24 Schuster Colloquium - Prof Sarah Bridle
(University of Manchester)
From astrophysics to agriculture
May 24 Ilya Mandel
(University of Birmingham)
Beautiful binaries
May 31 Dr Caitriona Jackman
(University of Southampton)
Adventures in the Outer Solar System
Jun 7 Giovanna Tinetti
(University College London)
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