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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.

In charge for the period 1st January to 30th June 2004 are Catherine Brocksopp and Urmila Kraev.

Calendar 2004 January to June
Date Title Speaker
6 Jan
- no seminar -

13 Jan
Journey to the Centre of an AGN: 3 Brief Case Studies
Nick Schurch
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
20 Jan
- no seminar -

27 Jan
Gamma-Ray Bursts from Delayed Collapse of Neutron Stars to Quark Matter Stars
Alessandro Drago
University of Ferrara, Italy
3 Feb
- no seminar -

10 Feb
Messy Star Formation
Simon Goodwin
Cardiff University
Wed 18 Feb
Radio Halos and Relics in Galaxy Clusters
Kinwah Wu, MSSL
24 Feb
- no seminar -

2 Mar
- no seminar -

9 Mar
The symbiotic star AG Draconis - a high density plasma laboratory
Peter Young
Rutherford Appleton Lab.
16 Mar
Solar Seminar:
RHESSI Results on Solar Flare Particle and Energy Transport
John Brown
University of Glasgow
23 Mar
(Radio Galaxies and Quasars)
Katherine Blundell
University of Oxford
30 Mar
- no seminar (NAM) -

6 Apr
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources, Star Formation, and Galaxy Mergers
Andrew King
University of Leicester
13 Apr
Easter Holiday

20 Apr
From the Interstellar Medium to Stars: An Evolutionary Study of Star Formation
Serena Viti, UCL
27 Apr
- no seminar -

4 May
Precursors, postcursors and other mysteries of gamma-ray bursts
Davide Lazzati
IOA Cambridge
Wed 12 May
* Common Room *
Solar irradiance reconstruction without using stellar analogues: implications for climate change studies
Mike Lockwood
Rutherford Appleton Lab. & Southampton
18 May
XMM-Newton observations of warm absorbers in PG quasars
Ceri Ashton
Fri 21 May
First XMM-Newton observation of Jupiter
Graziella Branduardi-Raymont
25 May
Westerlund 1 - window on massive stellar evolution
Simon Clark
1 Jun
Planet finding and optical transients with SuperWASP
Peter Wheatley
University of Leicester
8 Jun
The Andromeda Galaxy in the Chandra and XMM-Newton Era: an overview and the discovery of Quasi-soft X-ray Sources
Albert Kong
Harvard CFA, USA
15 Jun
The reliability of the gamma-ray burst luminosity-variability correlation
The heating effect of an ultra-luminous X-ray source upon a companion star
Patricia Schady, MSSL

Chris Copperwheat, MSSL
22 Jun
Exploring the X-Ray Universe

29 Jun
- no seminar -

If you have any comments or if you'd like to come and give us a seminar, please drop Catherine or Urmila a line.

Astrophysics seminars July to December 2004
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2003
Astrophysics seminars January to June 2003
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2002
Astrophysics seminars January to June 2002
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last updated 28 June 2004 - Urmila Kraev