Our Research

JBCA and Schuster Colloquia - 2010/2011

JBCA Colloquia begin at 3.00pm 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 2.45pm. Schuster Colloquia normally start at 2.30pm and take place in the Bragg Lecture Theatre in the Schuster Building.

Immediately after each JBCA Colloquium there is normally a "Meet the Speaker" session, where students have the chance to chat with the colloquium speaker about their talk or more generally about their subject area. This session is for students only.

To view the abstracts for a talk, click on their title. Click again on their title to hide them.

September 28th
Tuesday at 2pm
Paola Andreani
Protocluster candidates and physics of the intergalactic medium: my scientific interests in ALMA
October 6th 2010 Dr. Jaime Pineda
(JBCA, Manchester)
How are low-mass stars formed? Just remove the turbulence!
20th Prof. Yvonne Elsworth
Schuster Colloquium -
The solar-stellar connection and looking for good vibrations
27th Scott Chapman
Completing our understanding of high redshift ULIRGs: superwind outflows, a Herschel census, and the South Pole Telescope extremes of the population.
November 3rd Mike Cruise
The potential for Very High Frequency Gravitational Wave science
10th Prof. Terry Sloan
Schuster Colloquium -
Cosmic rays, climate and the origin of life
17th Hiranya Peiris
Fingerprints of the early universe
24th Jacco van Loon
Using stars as probes of the structure and evolution of galaxies
December 1st Prof. Nils Andersson
Pulsars as superfluid laboratories
At 2.30pm
Prof. Robert Nichol
Schuster Colloquium -
Dark Energy: A lot of fuss about nothing
At 4pm
Sergio Colafrancesco
(INAF, Italy)
Unveiling the nature of Dark Matter: radio astronomy challenges
& Beyond the standard lore of the SZ effect
15th Jane Greaves
(St. Andrews)
New debris disc insights from Herschel and prospects for ALMA
Prof. Joao Alves
(Vienna, Austria)
It's not that massive stars are found in clusters, it's clusters that are found around massive stars
January 26th Prof. Quentin Parker
(Macquarie, Sydney)
Planetary Nebulae, past, present and future
February 2nd Anna Scaife
(Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
The LOFAR Cosmic Magnetism Key Science Project - Recent results and future prospects
9th Pierre Maxted
The WASP project - a wide-angle search for planets
16th Mikhail Katsnelson
Radboud University, Nijmegen
Schuster Colloquium -
Graphene: CERN on the desk
March 2nd Andrea Lommen
(Franklin & Marshall College, U.S.)
The North American Nanohertz Observatory of Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav)
9th Peter Vukusic
Schuster Colloquium -
All things bright and beautiful: The photonics of biological systems.
16th Graham Smith
LoCuSS - A "Rosetta Stone" Survey of Galaxy Clusters at z=0.2
23rd Martin Bureau
Molecular Gas and Star Formation in Local Early-Type Galaxies
30th Giovanna Tinetti
(University College London)
Schuster Colloquium -
Exploring extrasolar worlds: from hot gas giants to terrestrial habitable planets
4pm (TBC)
Judith Croston
(University of Southampton)
The environmental impact of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN
April 6th Andrew Strong
(MPI Garching, Germany)
The high-energy interstellar medium of the Milky Way
May 4th Philipp Podsiadlowski
From Supernova to Hypernova: Understanding Supernova Diversity
13th**FRIDAY** Stephen Serjeant
(Open University)
The Herschel ATLAS
May 18th Prof. Glenn White
(Open University)
Far infrared and submm surveys of the Galactic Plane - from AKARI to Herschel
June 8th Simona Vegetti
Detection of a Sagittarius-like satellite at cosmological distance.
June 15th Matthew Owens
Solar cycle evolution of the heliospheric magnetic field

Want to suggest a speaker? Get in touch with the Astrophysics Colloquium organisers: Clive Dickinson, Rob Beswick and Mike Peel.