Lunchtime Talks 2010 and prior


7 Dec 2010 Maite Beltran
A quest for disks in young O-type stars
2 Dec 2010 Pasquale Galianni
Dark Matter in galaxies (Dark Matter Awarness Week)
1 Dec 2010 Xufen Wu
23 Nov 2010 Kenny Wood
16 Nov 2010 Dalia Chakrabarty
2 Nov 2010 Duncan Forgan
Angular Momentum Transport in Self-Gravitating Protostellar Discs
25 Oct 2010 Luca Fossati
HST observations of the transiting exoplanet WASP-12b: deepening into a complex system
19 Oct 2010 Grant Miller/ Colin Johnstone
2nd year talks
14 Oct 2010 Mike Falarski
The Las Cumbres Global Telescope Network
12 Oct 2010 Lee Kelvin/ Paul Browne
2nd year talks
5 Oct 2010 Aaron Robotham + All
Introduction to the Astronomy Group
13 Jul 2010 Mark Clampin
Exoplanet Science with JWST
15 Jun 2010 Aline Vidotto
Radio emission from close-in giant planets around young stars ;
8 Jun 2010 Chris Conselice
A Near Infrared view of Massive Galaxy Formation at z > 1
1 Jun 2010 Phillippe Delorme
Stellar rotation in the Hyades and Praesepe: gyrochronology and braking timescale
26 May 2010 Dave Clements
Latest results from Herschel
18 May 2010 Muhammad Yusaf
MOND and TeVeS Modified Gravity: Testing the Theories
11 May 2010 Ian Bonnell
Star formation in spiral arms and feedback from supernovae
27 Apr 2010 Arnaud Cassan
Probing the atmosphere of Bulge stars through gravitational microlensing
20 Apr 2010 Simon Driver
The GAMA Survey and the Cosmic Spectral Energy Distribution
7 Apr 2010 Ettore Pedretti
The longest eclipse imaged is 2000 light-years away
6 Apr 2010 Morag Scrimgeour
Simulating the Baryonic Tully-Fisher Relation
30 Mar 2010 Carsten Weidner
Top-heavy IMFs in starbursts
16 Mar 2010 Jane Greaves
Is theory sexier than observation? – the case of HL Tau
2 Mar 2010 Lee Kelvin
The GAMA Structural Decomposition Pipeline
16 Feb 2010 Marina Vika
The near-IR supermassive black hole mass-spheroid luminosity correlation
9 Feb 2010 Dan Bramich
DanDIA : Difference imaging with a numerical kernel – Results and future developments
19 Jan 2010 Steve Wilkins
Studies of the High-z Universe with WFC3 / Extragalactic Constraints on the IMF


1 Dec 2009 Tom Lloyd Evans
Post-AGB Stars: The binary/disc/pulsation connection
26 Nov 2009 Colin Johnstone
The morphology of flares in the ONC
19 Nov 2009 Jim Dale
Ionization Feedback: Blowing Bubbles and Triggering Star Formation
16 Nov 2009 Rowan Smith
The simultaneous formation of massive stars and stellar clusters
3 Nov 2009 Grant Miller
The Doppler Shadow of WASP-3b
29 Oct 2009 Stephanie Bush
Exploring Outer Disk Star Formation with SPH Simulations
20 Oct 2009 Martin Feix
The straight arc of A2390 in TeVeS-like theories of gravity
13 Oct 2009 Subhanjoy Mohanty
Disk Accretion in Young Stars and Brown Dwarfs with Multipole Magnetic Fields
6 Oct 2009 David Hill
22 Sep 2009 Becky Enoch
SuperWASP: Latest Results
8 Sep 2009 Misty Bentz
New Reverberation Mapping Results from the Lick AGN Monitoring Project
18 Aug 2009 Remco de Kok
Clouds and Haze in the stratosphere of Titan
14 Jul 2009 John Young / Laura Churcher
Prospects for model-independent mas-scale imaging with the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer / Modelling Resolved Images of Debris Disks
30 Jun 2009 Soeren Witte
18 Jun 2009 Rosie Wyse
Baryons and Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
2 Jun 2009 Alison Craigon (Strathclyde)
Consequences of a precessing YSO in bright-rimmed cloud B35A
26 May 2009 Quentin Parker
Perspectives on Macquarie University astronomical research and prospects for collaboration and student co-supervision
19 May 2009 Paul Clarke & Robi Banerjee (Heidelberg)
IMF and Metallicity // Formation of Molecular Clouds
18 May 2009 Rosie Wyse (CANCELLED)
Baryons and Dark Matter in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
12 May 2009 Alicia Aarnio (Vanderbilt)
A Search for Star-Disk Interaction Among the Strongest X-ray Flaring Stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster
7 May 2009 Deb Shepherd (NRAO)
ALMA, eVLA and SKA – the next generation of world-class radio telescopes
28 Apr 2009 Katy Lancaster (Bristol)
First results from two new SZ experiments: OCRA and AMiBA
21 Apr 2009 Alison Craigon (Strathclyde)
14 Apr 2009 Aleks Scholz
Observations of planemos: Exploring the bottom of the IMF
No seminar
31 Mar 2009 SPRING BREAK
No seminar
24 Mar 2009 Beate Stelzer
X-ray emission from FUOr-objects and pre-main sequence jets: the case of ZCMa
17 Mar 2009 Alan Penny
It was right in front of me
12 Mar 2009 Vivianne Wild (Paris)
Galaxy Populations at low and high redshift
3 Mar 2009 Chris Sheehan
Debris Discs Around Thick Disc Stars
24 Feb 2009 Jim Dale
Feedback from massive stars and triggered star formation
17 Feb 2009 Andrew Collier-Cameron
When worlds collide (with their host stars)
10 Feb 2009 Aaron Robotham
Galaxy Groups and Clusters: The Shape of Things
3 Feb 2009 Chris Sheehan
29 Jan 2009 Philippe Delorme
Looking for cool brown dwarfs in wide field surveys
27 Jan 2009 SUPA students
Contemporary Astrophysics Talks
13 Jan 2009 Rowan Smith
A Multitude of Clumps: Tracing the Earliest Fragmentation in Molecular Clouds to Stars


9 Dec 2008 Markus Hundertmark (Georg-August-Universitat)
Detecting debris disks via gravitational microlensing
11 Dec 2008 Ettore Pedretti
Detection of non–radial pulsation and/or faint companion in the symbiotic star CH Cyg
2 Dec 2008 Nick Cross (Edinburgh)
Opening up the time domain: how to find variable objects in the WFCAM and VISTA Science Archives
25 Nov 2008 Marina Vika
The MGC: The supermassive black hole mass function via M_bh – L_bulge relation
18 Nov 2008 Becky Enoch
Comparison of Exoplanet Transit Search Algorithms
17 Nov 2008 Christine Chen (STSCI)
A possible icy kuiper belt around HD 181327
11 Nov 2008 David Hill
The MGC-UKIDSS Near-IR luminosity functions
4 Nov 2008 Neil Parley
The SUPERWASP asteroid light curve and phase curve
28 Oct 2008 Ewan Cameron
Exploring the Origin of the Colour-Structure Bimodality via Bulge-Disc Decomposition
21 Oct 2008 Simon Driver
Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)
14 Oct 2008 Neal J. Evans II (Austin)
Star Formation: From Cores to Disks
7 Oct 2008 Antje Kohnle
Ten interesting ways to enhance your astronomy teaching
30 Sep 2008 NO TALK
23 Sep 2008 NO TALK
16 Sep 2008 Nick (Boulder)
Massive protostellar disks: cluster interactions and binary formation
5 Aug 2008 Duy Cuong Nguyen (Toronto)
17 Jul 2008 Francoise Combes
Some phenomena of galaxy dynamics:problems of the standard model and comparison with MOND
8 Jul 2008 Soeren Witte, (Hamburg)
29 May 2008 Carsten van de Bruck (Sheffield)
Dark energy and new interactions in cosmology (CANCELED)
27 May 2008 Carsten Weidner
The Stellar Initial Mass Function of Galaxies and the Formation of Star-Clusters
20 May 2008 Xufen Wu
Is the LMC on a bound orbit around the Milky Way?
13 May 2008 Dougal Mackey (Edinburgh)
Black holes and core expansion in massive star clusters
8 May 2008 Mark Reid
Measuring the Milky Way
6 May 2008 Michael Albrow (U. of Canterbury, NZ)
New high-resolution spectral models for globular clusters
29 Apr 2008 Moira Jardine
22 Apr 2008 Ben Metcalf
Pre-Galactic HI, Gravitational Lensing and Cosmology
15 Apr 2008 Richard Massey
Viewing dark matter with weak gravitational lensing from HST
7 Apr 2008 NO TALK
Spring Break
1 Apr 2008 NO TALK
Spring Break
25 Mar 2008 Simon Driver
Luminous Matter and Luminous Energy
18 Mar 2008 Dougal Mackey (Edinburgh)
Black holes and core expansion in massive star clusters
14 Mar 2008 Victor Debattista (Central Lancashire)
Galaxy Formation
11 Mar 2008 Peter Woitke (Edinburgh)
Bulging Disks
4 Mar 2008 Leslie Hebb
Masses and Radii of low-mass stars at the bottom of the main sequence
26 Feb 2008 Alexis Smith
19 Feb 2008 Felicitas Mokler (MPE Garching)
Charge-triggered dust growth in protoplanetary disks
12 Feb 2008 Dieter Poelman
Emission characteristics of water in the Universe
5 Feb 2008 Noe Kains
OB07472: gravitational microlensing by a super-Jupiter and its host star
29 Jan 2008 Nathalie Thureau
Discovery of the circumstellar environment of CI Cam with long baseline interferometry
22 Jan 2008 Martin Feix
Gravitational lensing by inter-cluster filaments in MOND/TeVeS
15 Jan 2008 Rowan Smith
Clumpy structure in molecular clouds: so what is a clump and why do we care?
8 Jan 2008 Colin Snodgrass (ESO)
Comet photometry


18 Dec 2007 Aleks Scholz
Formation and Evolution of Brown Dwarfs
11 Dec 2007 HongSheng Zhao
Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Puzzles and an Alternative Solution
4 Dec 2007 Kenny Wood
Tiny Dust Grains and Molecules in the Interstellar Medium: Signposts of Massive Star Formation and their Influence on Determining Stellar Properties
27 Nov 2007 NO TALK
20 Nov 2007 Nick Dunstone
The surface magnetic fields and differential rotation of the pre-main sequence binary system HD155555
19 Jun 2007 Christiane Helling
Heavy Weather: Cloud formation in brown dwarfs and giant planets
12 Jun 2007 Dave Clements
The Herschel space telescope
5 Jun 2007 Xiaojun Bi
The Nature of Dark Matter: a particle physicist’s perspective
29 May 2007 Katharine Johnston
Massive Star Formation – Protostars on the Main-Sequence (?!)
1 May 2007 Xufen Wu
MOND in the Milky Way and NGC1560
26 Apr 2007 Dijana Dominis
The role of binary stars in searches for extrasolar planets by microlensing and astrometry
24 Apr 2007 Jonathan Irwin (Cambridge)
The Monitor project: eclipsing binaries and rotation in young clusters
11 Apr 2007 Luigi Gallo
X-ray observations of Narrow Line Seyfert I galaxies
10 Apr 2007 Rony Keppens
Relativistic MHD simulations of AGN jets
9 Apr 2007 Keith Horne
Conformal Gravity, Higgs Dynamics, and Dark Matter
3 Apr 2007 Jane Greaves
Planet formation in action around HL Tau?
27 Mar 2007 Ettore Pedretti
Long-baseline stellar interferometry: working on the fringe
20 Mar 2007 Ewan Cameron
Galaxy evolution in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
13 Mar 2007 Scott Gregory
Why are accreting T Tauri stars less luminous in X-rays than non-accretors?
8 Mar 2007 Alan Penny
All-sky imaging from the space telescopes SMEI and STEREO. And observing the lunar eclipse at St. Andrews
6 Mar 2007 Thomas Robitaille
Interpreting spectral energy distributions from young stellar objects
27 Feb 2007 HongSheng Zhao
Escape from MOND
20 Feb 2007 Nancy Brickhouse
High energy plasma spectroscopy of accreting systems
19 Feb 2007 Andy Szentgyorgyi
Searching for new earths
13 Feb 2007 Eric Stempels
Properties of T-Tauri stars

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