UCL MSSL: Astrophysics Group Seminars 2018
UCL DEPT. OF SPACE & CLIMATE PHYSICS
MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LABORATORY

Astrophysics Group Meetings and Seminars


Every Thursday afternoon, the Astrophysics Group meets for seminars.

The time allocated to speakers for their presentations is about 45 minutes (plus 15 minutes for questions). Seminars begin at 2.30pm unless stated otherwise.
The seminar is preceded by lunch at a local pub and is followed by coffee and biscuits.

Tom Kimpson and Xiaohao Cai are the seminar organisers. If you have any comments or if you would like to visit MSSL and give a seminar, please drop either Tom or Xiaohao a line.


January - December 2018
Date Title Speaker Expertise
Thursday 4 January

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 11 January, 14:30

Formation, growth, and coalescence of supermassive black holes Davide Fiacconi
IoA, University of Cambridge
supermassive black holes
Thursday 18 January, 14:30

Cosmic Rays in High-Redshift Star-forming galaxies and their effects on the ISM Ellis Owen
MSSL/UCL
cosmic rays
Thursday 25 January, 14:30

Forward modelling the Euclid galaxy clustering measurement Katarina Markovič
ICG, Portsmouth
cosmology
Thursday 1 February

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 8 February, 14:30

Weak Lensing Cosmology with the Square Kilometre Array Ian Harrison
University of Manchester
cosmology, weak lensing
Thursday 15 February, 14:00

Plasma-Astrophysics: The Connection Between Global Dynamics and Kinetic Plasma Physics Daniel Verscharen
MSSL/UCL
fundamental plasma processes in space and astrophysics
Tuesday 20 February, 14:00

Mapping the Milky Way in 6D with Gaia Jo Bovy
University of Toronto
dynamical structure, formation and evolution of the milky way
Thursday 22 February, 14:30

Developing a Standard Model for the Rotation and Magnetic Activity of Sun-Like Stars Sean Matt
University of Exeter
formation, structure and evolution of stars and their environments
Thursday 1 March

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Friday 9 March, 14:30

Supernova Cosmology: Not Just w Ed Macaulay
ICG, Portsmouth
cosmology
Thursday 15 March, 14:00

Preparing for Stage IV Lensing Experiments Peter Taylor
MSSL/UCL
weak lensing, cosmology
Thursday 22 March, 14:30

Title Name
Institute
Topic
Thursday 29 March, 14:30

EASTER BREAK
Thursday 5 April

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 12 April, 14:30

Contribution of AGN to cosmic reionization Girish Kulkarni
IoA Cambridge
cosmic reionization
Monday 23 April, 14:30

Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Masahiro Takada
Kavli-IPMU, University of Tokyo
observational cosmology
Thursday 26 April, 14:30

Surveys with the SKA Precursor MeerKat Natasha Maddox
ASTRON
quasars, radio surveys
Monday 30 April, 14:30

Snow and the Seven Thousands White Dwarfs Jeremy Heyl
UBC
compact objects
Thursday 3 May

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 10 May, 14:30

Active Galactic Nuclei as cosmological probes Elisabeta Lusso
Durham University
cosmology, quasars as standard candles
Thursday 17 May, 14:30

The Structure of Galactic Thick Disks Marie Martig
LJMU
Galactic Disks
Thursday 24 May, 14:30

Testing the LCDM paradigm with strong gravitational lenses Tom Collet
ICG Portsmouth
dark matter
Thursday 31 May, 14:30

Probing the nature of dark matter with galaxy clusters Andrew Robertson
Durham University
dark matter
Thursday 7 June

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 14 June, 14:30

Solving Cosmological puzzles with neutrino physics Pasquale Di Bari
University of Southampton
Particle cosmology, neutrino physics
Thursday 21 June, 14:30

Title TBC James Aird
University of Leicester
X-ray surveys
Thursday 28 June, 14:30

Gamma-ray astronomy: Current status and future plans Anthony Brown
Durham University
gamma-ray astronomy
Thursday 5 July

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 12 July, 14:30

Title TBC Denis Erkal
University of Surrey
Topic
Thursday 19 July, 14:30

Provisionally Booked TBD
University of Sydney
Topic
Thursday 26 July, 14:30

Title TBC Eduardo Balbinot
University of Surrey
Topic
August

SUMMER BREAK
Friday 31 August, 14:30

Title TBC Simon Murphy
University of Sydney
Topic
Thursday 6 September

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 13 September, 14:30

Title TBC Mattia Negrello
University of Cardiff
galaxy formation and evolution
Thursday 20 September, 14:30

Title Name
Institute
Topic
Thursday 27 September, 14:30

Title TBC Warrick Ball
University of Birmingham
Stellar structure and modelling, astroseismology
Thursday 4 October

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 11 October, 14:30

Title TBC Baojiu Li
ICC, Durham University
cosmology, modified gravity theories
Thursday 18 October, 14:30

Title TBD Ilian Iliev
University of Sussex
cosmology, reionization
Thursday 25 October, 14:30

Title TBC Martin Haehnelt
Cambridge IoA
Topic
Thursday 1 November

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 8 November, 14:30

Title TBC Tim Roberts
Durham University
Topic
Thursday 15 November, 14:30

Title TBC David Sobral
Lancaster University
Topic
Thursday 22 November, 14:30

Title Name
Institute
Topic
Thursday 29 November, 14:30

Title Julie Wardlow
Lancaster University
Topic
Thursday 6 December

ASTRO GROUP MEETING
Thursday 13 December, 14:30

Title Name
Institute
Topic

Last updated June 2018 by Tom Kimpson


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