Our Research

JBCA and Schuster Colloquia - 2012/2013

JBCA Colloquia begin at 4.00pm every Wednesday in the Sir Bernard Lovell Seminar Room (3.225) in the Alan Turing Building, unless otherwise stated. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from 3.45pm.

Schuster Colloquia normally start at 2.30pm and take place in the Rutherford Lecture Theatre in the Schuster Building.

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The JBCA Colloquium organisers this year were: Michael Brown, Rob Beswick and Mike Peel.

September 12 Will Sutherland
Baryon Acoustic Ocsillations
September 19 Filipe Abdalla
Looking through our Galaxy, the epoch of reionisation and foreground removal
September 26 Martin Stringer
(Observatoire de Paris)
Going Ballistic! The fundamental physics and observational signatures of supernova winds
October 3 Rene Breton
Measuring Pulsar Masses in Black Widow and Redback Systems
October 10 Lee Roberts
(Boston University)
Schuster Colloquium - The magnetic moment of the muon: does it disagree with the standard model?
October 17 Phil Marshall
Weighing Galaxies
October 24 Ian McCarthy
Why does the environmental influence on group and cluster galaxies extend beyond the virial radius?
October 31 Internal Symposium
November 7 Ruth Gregory
(Durham University)
Schuster Colloquium - Detecting extra dimensions with cosmic strings?
November 14 Jay Farihi
Archaeology of Extrasolar, Terrestrial Planetary Systems
November 28 Stuart Lumsden
Massive Star Formation in the Milky Way
December 5
Joanna Haigh
Schuster Colloquium -
The role of the Sun in climate change
December 5
(4:00 pm)
Siddharth Malu
(IIT, Indore, India)
18 GHz observations of cluster mergers
December 12 Richard Battye
HI intensity mapping
January 16 Ettore Carretti
S-PASS and the Giant Magnetised Outflows from the Centre of the Milky Way
January 30 Jeronimo Bernard-Salas
Circumstellar and Interstellar Fullerenes
February 6 Rubina Kotak
(Queen's Belfast)
Supernovae arising from massive stars: current enigmas and future prospects
February 13 Alexei Smirnov
(ICPT Trieste)
Schuster Colloquium - Neutrinos: Flavours of the Invisible
February 27 Matt Auger
How is dark matter distributed on sub-Mpc scales?
March 6 Robert Crittenden
The Intrinsic Non-Gaussianity of the Microwave Background
March 13 Sarah Bridle
Schuster Colloquium - Seeing the Invisible: Observing the Dark Side of the Universe
March 20 John Brown
Supersonic Snowballs in Hell - The Physics of Sun-Plunging Comets
March 27 Easter
April 3 Easter
April 10 Easter
April 17 David Kirkby
(Irvine, California)
How to measure the universe with cosmic sound
April 24 Ken Anderson
(ESS, Sweden)
Schuster Colloquium - The European Spallation Source: Opportunities for Science and Technology
May 1 Zoe Leinhardt
A Planetesimal Pas de Deux or the Clash of the Titans: A Model for Collisions in Planet Formation
May 8 Alberto Vecchio
Studying populations of black holes and neutron stars with gravitational wave observations
May 13
David Neufeld
(John Hopkins University)
Probing Molecular Clouds with Observations of Interstellar Hydrides: recent results from Herschel and SOFIA
May 22 Omar Almaini
The interaction between distant galaxies and their environments
May 29 Andrew Jaffe
Probing the Early Universe with Planck
June 5 Rob Fender
Radio Transients
June 12 Steven Myers
New Surveys of the Universe with the Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
July 3 Alkistis Pourtsidou
Gravitational Lensing of 21cm radiation