Astrophysics Group Meetings

On Tuesday afternoons in the Library, the Astrophysics Group meets for seminars (internal and external) and to discuss topics from general astronomy to group matters. These get-togethers are specifically meant to be very informal. They are intended to promote the free exchange of ideas between members of the group and others.

External speakers normally give presentations of up to an hour (including time for questions) and these will begin at 3pm unless stated otherwise.

Internal talks or discussions begin at 4pm.

Coffee and biscuits are provided at all meetings.

In charge for the period 1st July to 31st December 2000 are Graziella Branduardi-Raymont and Roberto Soria.

Calendar 2000 July to December
Date Title Speaker
4th Jul

11th Jul

18th Jul Million solar mass black holes at high redshift Oleg Gnedin
Cambridge University
25th Jul

1st Aug

8th Aug Face-on SS433 stars as a new type of extragalactic X-ray sources Sergei Fabrika
Special Astronomical Observatory, Russia
15th Aug

22nd Aug Chasing the Periastron of Cir X-1 Kinwah Wu
University of Sydney/MSSL
29th Aug The New Era of Wide-Field Astronomy - Preston conference report Mat Page
5th Sep

12th Sep The Ultrasoft AGN E1346
IRAS 1334: the story so far
Nikita Salvi
Rhaana Starling
19th Sep Report from Palermo Graziella Branduardi-Raymont
26th Sep First XMM observations of a cataclysmic variable: OY Car Gavin Ramsay
3rd Oct What does a young star look like? Prof. Janet Drew
Imperial College London
10th Oct No Seminar
17th Oct WHAT IS A WAT?- we are getting closer to the answer Irini Sakelliou
24th Oct Wide Separation Double Quasars Daniel Mortlock
Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
31st Oct War and Peace Liz Puchnarewicz
7th Nov TBA Coel Hellier
Keele University
14th Nov Probing galaxy formation using gravitational lensing Prof. Priya Natarajan
Yale University
FRIDAY 17th Nov
*note the change of day*
Applications of Indirect Imaging techniques in X-ray binaries Emilios Harlaftis
National Observatory of Athens
21st Nov Cosmological Evolution of Neutral Gas Mass Measured from a New Survey for Quasar Absorbers Celine Peroux
IoA, Cambridge
FRIDAY 24th Nov
*note the change of day*
Constraints on thermal Comptonization models from BeppoSAX high energy spectra of Seyfert galaxies Pierre-Olivier Petrucci
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Milan (temporarily at Cambridge)
28th Nov Chandra observations of the cooling flow cluster Abell 1835 Robert Schmidt
Cambridge University
MONDAY 4th Dec
*note the change of day*
Quasars Solved?
Unifying all the Emission, Absorption and Reflection Regions
Martin Elvis
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
12th Dec Galactic, isolated neutron stars: a faint light in the graveyard Silvia Zane
19th Dec no seminar

If you have any comments or if you'd like to come and give us a seminar, please drop Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Roberto Soria or myself a line.

Astrophysics seminars January to June 2001
Astrophysics seminars January to June 2000
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This page last updated on 11th December 2000 - Rhaana Starling