Our Research

Upcoming JBCA and Schuster Colloquia

JBCA Colloquia begin at 3:00 pm every Wednesday in the Lovell Room (3.225) in the Alan Turing Building, unless otherwise stated. There will be coffee in the tea room starting at 2:40 pm before the talk. There will be tea, coffee, and biscuits with the speaker immediately after the talk at 4:00 pm in the tea room.

Schuster Colloquia start at 3:00 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: Jens Chluba, Manisha Caleb, Mykola Gordovskyy, Mark Kennedy.

Aug 19 Special Seminar
Dr. Dayang Nurfatimah,
(UNIMAS, Malaysia)
Aug 21 Special Seminar
Dr. Peter Taylor,
Next Generation Cosmological Inference from Weak Lensing Surveys
Sep 18 Special Seminar
Prof. Yin-Zhe Ma
(University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Detection of the warm-hot baryons in the Universe
Sep 25 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Simon Johnston
(CSIRO, Australia)
The evolution of pulsars on short and long timescales
Oct 2 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Blake Sherwin
(University of Cambridge)
Fundamental Physics from CMB Lensing: New Data and New Approaches
Oct 9 Schuster Colloquium
Dr. Adam Aitkenhead
(Christie NHS Foundation Trust)
Proton therapy at the Christie
Oct 16 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Laura Wolz
(JBCA Manchester)
Galaxy Evolution with HI Intensity Mapping
Oct 23 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Wendy L. Williams
(Sterrewacht Leiden)
The radio AGN population revealed by LOFAR
Oct 28 JBCA Colloquium
Prof. Alexandre Lazarian
(University of Wisconsin)
Studying B-modes and B-fields: New Ways of Tracing and Probing Magnetic fields with Velocity and Synchrotron Gradients
Oct 29 Special seminar
Prof. Alexandre Lazarian
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Reconnection in realistic turbulent astrophysical environments
Nov 6 Schuster Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klinger
(MPI for Plasma Physics)
The long way to steady state fusion plasmas
Nov 7 Special Seminar
Dr. Vanessa McBride
(South African Astronomical Observatory)
Massive X-ray binaries and related systems
Nov 13 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Anais Moller
(Universite Clermont-Auvergne)
SuperNNova: Bayesian Neural Network light-curve classification for time-domain astronomy
Nov 20 JBCA Colloquium
Prof. Peter Gallagher
(Trinity College Dublin)
The Shocking Radio Sun
Nov 27 Schuster Colloquium
Prof. Gavin Salam
(University of Oxford)
Colliders, Higgs and the strong interaction
Dec 4 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Rebecca Bowler
(University of Oxford)
Bright galaxies in the first billion years
Dec 10 Special Seminar
Dr. Yiping Shu,
(IoA, Cambridge)
An All-sky AGN Catalogue form Gaia and WISE
Dec 11 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Andrew Tkachenko
(KU Leuven)
Stellar astrophysics in the era of big data from space and the ground
Jan 29 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Stewart Eyres
(University of South Wales)
Nova sub capita Cygni
Feb 5 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Rosita Kokotanekova
Photometry of comet nuclei and other related populations of small bodies
Feb 7 Special Seminar
Dr. Ian Heywood
(University of Oxford)
The MeerKAT radio telescope
Feb 12 Special Seminar
Dr. Moritz Munchmeyer
(Perimeter Institute)
New techniques for fundamental physics with CMB and galaxy surveys
Feb 13 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Yashar Akrami
(Ecole Normale Superieure)
From de Sitter to Planck: Searches for new physics with Stage IV cosmological surveys
Feb 19 Schuster Colloquium
Dr. Laura Fumagalli
(University of Manchester)
Probing the dielectric constant on the nanoscale: from thin films to DNA and confined water
Feb 26 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Kaustuv Basu
(Argelander Institute, Bonn)
CCAT-prime and the quest for SZ effect spectral distortions
Mar 4 JBCA Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Thomas Janka
(Max Planck for Astrophysics, Garching)
3D Core-Collapse Supernova Modeling: Connecting Progenitors to Supernova Outcomes
Mar 11 [CANCELLED] JBCA Colloquium
[CANCELLED due to strike]
Mar 18 [POSTPONED] Bragg Lecture
Dr. Tamsin Edwards
(King’s College London)
[POSTPONED] What fate for the Antarctic ice sheet?
Mar 25 [CANCELLED] JBCA Colloquium
[CANCELLED due to Covid-19]
Apr 1 JBCA Virtual Colloquium
Prof. Sarah Bridle
(University of Manchester)
Change your diet: the easiest way to help reduce your climate impact
Apr 15 JBCA Virtual Colloquium
Dr. Eamonn Kerins
(University of Manchester)
Exoplanet science in an era of explosive growth
Apr 23 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Tanmoy Laskar
(University of Bath)
GRBs: The Radio Revolution
Apr 27 Special Seminar
Philippa Sarah Cole
(University of Sussex)
Primordial black holes and how to produce them
Apr 29 JBCA Virtual Colloquium
Prof. Steve Eales
(Cardiff University)
Submillimetre Astronomy Then and Now
Apr 29 [POSTPONED] Schuster Colloquium
Dr. Sudeep Das
May 6 [POSTPONED] JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Shari Breen
May 13 [POSTPONED] JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Mariangela Bonavita
(The University of Edinburgh)
May 20 JBCA Virtual Colloquium
Prof. Kiyoshi Masui
A Synoptic View of Fast Radio Bursts with CHIME
May 27 JBCA Virtual Colloquium
Dr. Anna Francesca Pala
A Gaia DR2 insight into the Galactic population of cataclysmic variables
Jun 3 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Tessa Baker
Testing Gravity with Gravitational Waves
Jun 12 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Evan Keane
Cosmology with Fast Radio Bursts
Jun 17 JBCA Colloquium
Dr. Daan Meerburg
(University of Groningen)
Towards a detection of primordial non-Gaussianity
Jun 24 JBCA Colloquium
Prof. Dimitrios Giannios
(Purdue University)