Our Research

Upcoming JBCA and Schuster Colloquia

JBCA Colloquia begin at 3 pm 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 2,45pm . The post-colloquium social starts at 4,30 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 and Stefano Camera.

7 Oct Mattia Fornasa
(GRAPPA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Dissecting the Diffuse Gamma-Ray Background
14 Oct Caroline D'Angelo
(Leiden, The Netherlands)
Using faint accreting neutron stars to test the boundaries of radiative (in)efficient accretion flows
16 Oct Tom Broadhurst
(Basque Country U., Bilbao, Spain)
Comparison of the latest Hubble Data with the First Simulations of Bosonic Dark Matter for the 'No-WIMP Era'
21 Oct Jonathan Marshall
(New South Wales U., Australia)
Revealing the scale and structure of planetary systems through far-infrared and (sub-)millimetre observations of circumstellar dust
22 Oct Sambit Roychowdhury
(MPA, Garching, Germany)
The relation between gas and star formation in the HI dominated regime
11 Nov Thomas Kitching
3D Cosmic Shear
12 Nov Olivia Jones
(STScI, Baltimore, USA)
Dust Production from Evolved Stars in the Magellanic Clouds
18 Nov Marta Alves
(IRAP, Toulouse, France)
The Galactic magnetic field unveiled by Planck dust polarization maps
20 Nov John Seiradakis
(Aristotle U., Thessaloniki, Greece)
The Antikythera Mechanism: Decoding an astonishing ancient Greek astronomical computer
25 Nov Giorgia Busso
(IoA, Cambridge, UK)
An overview of the ESA cornerstone mission Gaia
9 Dec Judith Croston
(Southampton U., UK)
Assessing the impact of the radio-galaxy population
20 Jan Mihalis Mathioudakis
(Queen's U., Northern Ireland)
The building blocks of solar magnetism - Solar physics in the era of DKIST
27 Jan Vik Dhillon
(Sheffield U., UK)
The High-Speed Universe
3 Feb Schuster Colloquium
10 Feb Lionel Wilson
(Lancaster U., UK)
The Bizarre Nature of Volcanism on Early-Forming Asteroids
17 Feb Sterl Phinney
(Caltech, USA)
Turning Low Mass X-ray binaries into Millisecond Pulsars and Back, Again and Again...
24 Feb Schuster Colloquium
2 Mar Pratika Dayal
(Durham U., UK)
The first billion years of galaxy formation
9 Mar Michael Bode
(Liverpool John Moores U., UK)
Time Domain Astrophysics with the Liverpool Telescope and LT2
16 Mar Schuster Colloquium
13 Apr Ralf Klessen
(Heidelberg, Germany)
ISM Dynamics and Star Formation
20 Apr Teo Munoz-Darias
(IAC, Spain)
The complex coupling between accretion and outflows in accreting black holes and neutron stars
27 Apr Francesco Shankar
(U. Southampton, UK)
Selection bias in dynamically-measured super-massive black hole samples and its consequences
4 May Melanie Koehler
(Queen Mary U. London, UK)
Dust evolution due to accretion and coagulation in the ISM
11 May Michelle Lochner
Photometric Supernova Classification With Machine Learning
18 May Marijke Haverkorn
(Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL)
Magnetic Fields in the Milky Way
1 Jun Myrto Symeonidis
(UCL, London)
Putting AGN centre stage
7 Jun Jim Dunlop
(Royal Observatory of Edinburgh)
A deep ALMA image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
15 Jun Dan Thomas
(Cyprus U.)
Under Pressure: Constraining extensions of Cold Dark Matter
22 Jun Alessandro Navarrini
(INAF / Cagliari)
The Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), project status
29 Jun Ray Norris
(Western Sydney University, Australia)
WTF? Extracting the science from EMU