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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 organisers for the period 1st January to 30th June 2003 are Kinwah Wu and Steven Fuerst.

Calendar 2003 January to June
Date Title Speaker
7th Jan no meeting
14th Jan Review talk on Double-Degenerate Binaries Mark Cropper
21 Jan Neutrino masses and structure of the weak gauge boson Vladimir Yershov
(Houri Ziaeepour to comment)
28 Jan Neutrino masses and structure of the weak gauge boson - Standard Model Houri Ziaeepour
4 Feb no meeting
11 Feb What is the mysterious neutron star RX J1856-3754 trying to teach us? Silvia Zane
18 Feb Relativistic Absorption of Line Emission Steven Fuerst
Friday 28 Feb High Resolution Imaging of Symbiotic Stars Catherine Brocksopp
Friday 7 March XMM Newton Observations of BL Lac objects Alex Blustin
11 March National Science Week exhibition - Horsham
18 March X-ray properties of spiral galaxies Roberto Soria
25 March Superorbital periods in X-ray Binaries: warped disks and third bodies Will Clarkson
Southampton University
1 April High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei Graziella Branduardi-Raymont
8 April

15 April

29 April

6 May

13 May

20 May Density Perturbation and Solitons in Walls Kinwah Wu
27 May

Friday 6 June Monte Carlo analysis of the XMM-Newton EPIC faint source detection process
XMM observations of the PG Quasar Sample
Tom Dwelly

Ceri Ashton
10 June

17 June Compact binary populations Ulrich Kolb
Open University
24 June Simultaneous X-ray and optical observations of cool stars with XMM-Newton Urmila Mitra Kraev

If you have any comments or if you'd like to come and give us a seminar, please write to Kinwah Wu or Steven Fuerst.

Astrophysics seminars January to June 2004
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2003
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2002
Astrophysics seminars January to June 2002
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2001
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last updated 23rd June 2003 - Rhaana Starling