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Astrophysics Group Seminars

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.

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

Seminar organiser for the period 1st January to 30th June 2002 is Nicola Loaring.

Calendar 2002 January to June
Date Title Speaker
8th Jan no meeting
15th Jan Understanding the soft X-ray spectra of AGN
Radiation transfer in General Relativity
(two half hour talks)
Alex Blustin
Steven von Fuerst
22 Jan Tesla (TeV evergy superconducting linear accelerator) David Miller
Wednesday 30 Jan
note change of day
GAIA Richard Bingham
5 Feb Composite spectrum binaries Elizabeth Griffin
Oxford University
12 Feb AGN X-ray variability Ian McHardy
Southampton University
19 Feb no meeting - Royal Society X-ray meeting
26 Feb Chemical evolution and ages of early-type galaxies Anne Sansom
University of Central Lancashire
5 March Sub-dwarf B stars Pierre Maxted
Keele University
12 March Chandra view of the starburst spiral galaxy M83 Roberto Soria
19 March Galaxy evolution Sukyoung Yi
Oxford University
Wednesday 20 March GRID Joe Lewis-Bowen
26 March

9 April no meeting - NAM 2002, Bristol University
16 April

23 April The complicated life of elliptical galaxies: Exploring feedback in early-type systems Ignacio Ferreras
Oxford University
30 April

7 May Stellar genetics: sequencing stars from lithium to lead Sean Ryan
Open University
14 May GRB's: Review of the main properties and future perspectives Silvia Zane
21 May Observing the Early Universe Andrew Liddle
Sussex University
28 May Scale invariant gravity and the evidence for a quasi-static universe Robin Booth
Imperial College, London
Thursday 6 June WIMPZILLA Houri Ziaeepour
11 June Astrobiology - Transport of organisms in the Solar System Mark Burchell
USSA, University of Kent at Canterbury
18 June Faint blue galaxy evolution Nigel Metcalfe
Durham University
25 June Gamma-Ray Burst Models: The Central Engine Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Cambridge University

If you have any comments or if you'd like to come and give us a seminar, please write to Nicola Loaring.

Astrophysics seminars July to December 2002
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2001
Astrophysics seminars January to June 2001
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last updated 26th June 2002 - Rhaana Starling