Astronomy Group Seminar Programme 2012/2013

All seminars take place in Lecture Theatre C at 4pm, unless otherwise stated.

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This year's (2012/2013) programme is now full. If you are interested in giving a seminar in Southampton in the next academic year, please contact the organisers.

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Autumn term

27 September 2012 - 15 December 2012

Date Speaker Title Talk Time/Venue
3 Oct Astronomy Group " Astronomy Group Jamboree " slides 4 pm, Physics C
10 Oct Simon Clark (Open) " Double the trouble - binaries and massive stellar evolution " 4 pm, Physics C
17 Oct Jason McEwen (UCL) " Cosmological Signal Processing " 4 pm, Physics C
24 Oct Jeff Wagg (ESO/Cambridge) " Submm and cm-wavelength emission lines as
probes of massive galaxy formation at high redshift "
4 pm, Physics C
31 Oct Maxim Lyutikov (Purdue University) " The Crab Pulsar and its nebula: paradigm shifts? " 4 pm, Physics C
7 Nov Kate Maguire (Oxford) " Exploring the progenitors and diversity of Type Ia supernovae " 4 pm, Physics C
14 Nov George Heald (ASTRON) " The multiphase extraplanar medium in spiral galaxies " 4 pm, Physics C
21 Nov Alexander van der Horst (Amsterdam) " Broadband GRB studies in the new era
of radio astronomy "
4 pm, Physics C
28 Nov Evan Keane (MPIfR, Bonn) " Extragalactic Radio Bursts " 4 pm, Physics C
30 Nov Chris Done (Durham) " AGN in the light of stellar mass black holes " 2 pm, Physics C
5 Dec Physics Open Day
12 Dec Thomas Tauris (Bonn) " Formation of Millisecond Pulsars " 4 pm, Physics C

Spring term

7 January 2013 - 16 March 2013

Date Speaker Title Time/Venue
16 Jan Gaitee Hussain (ESO/Garching) " Magnetic fields and rotation in low mass stars " 4 pm, Physics C
23 Jan Stuart Littlefair (Sheffield) " Weather and Aurorae on Ultracool Dwarfs " 4 pm, Physics C
30 Jan Ian McCarthy (Liverpool John Moores) " Why does the environmental influence on group and cluster galaxies extend beyond the virial radius? " 4 pm, Physics C
6 Feb Duncan Lorimer (West Virginia University) " Pulsar populations in globular clusters " 4 pm, Physics C
11-16 Feb Faculty position interviews schedule
20 Feb Tomaso Belloni (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera) " Black-Hole binaries as laboratories for accretion and General Relativity " 4 pm, Physics C
27 Feb Aris Karastergiou (Oxford) " Radio pulsars as astrophysical transients " 4 pm, Physics C
6 Mar Peter Curran (ICRAR/Curtin University) " Multi-wavelength observations of black hole X-ray binaries " 4 pm, Physics C
13 Mar Eva Grebel (Heidelberg) " Recent Progress and Open Questions in Milky Way Evolution " 4 pm, Physics C
27 Mar Tomaso Belloni (INAF/Brera) " Black Holes and Neutron Stars in our Galaxy as Laboratories for Strong Gravity " 4 pm, Physics C

Summer term

15 April 2013 - 15 June 2013

Date Speaker Title Time/Venue
17 Apr Carole Mundell (Liverpool John Moores) " Nuclei of Galaxies " 4 pm, Physics C
24 Apr Wako Ishibashi (Cambridge) " On the role of AGN feedback in galaxy evolution " 4 pm, Physics C
1 May Adam Ingram (Amsterdam) " A physical model for the spectral timing properties of black hole binaries " 4 pm, Physics C
8 May Elizabeth Stanway (Warwick) " Star Formation in Small Galaxies across Cosmic Time " 4 pm, Physics C
15 May Ben Maughan (Bristol) " The X-ray scaling relations of cluster of galaxies " 4 pm, Physics C
22 May Antonio de Ugarte Postigo (Granada) " Gamma-ray bursts: Probes of the ancient Universe and extreme physics laboratories " 4pm, 5th floor Seminar room
28 May Extra talk: Kunal Mooley (Caltech) " Exploring the Dynamic Radio Sky" 4pm, 5th floor Seminar room
29 May Christopher Tout (Cambridge) " The Origin of the Strongest Magnetic Fields in White Dwarfs " 4pm, 5th floor Seminar room
5 Jun Philipp Podsiadlowski (Oxford) " The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae " 4 pm, Shackleton, L/T A
12 Jun Stuart Sim (Belfast) " AGN disc winds: interpreting the X-ray spectra of accreting super-massive black holes " 4 pm, Physics C