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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 20th April to 30th June 2005 are Nicola Loaring and Chris Copperwheat.

Calendar 2005 January to June
Date Title Speaker
17 Jan (Monday)
Time to propose for Spitzer!
Mat Page
18 Jan
LMXBs as gravitational-wave sources
Nils Andersson
25 Jan
MSSL Swift BA week - no seminar

1 Feb
The Weight of Elliptical Galaxies
Ignacio Ferreras
9 Feb
Jet vs. Compton: Broad Band Spectroscopy of Galactic Black Holes
Joern Wilms
18 Feb (Friday), Common Room
It Takes Brains to Understand Ovaries and Binary Stars: Analysis and Modelling of Image Time-Series
Gordon Sarty
Saskatchewan University
23 Feb (Wednesday)
Using XMM-Newton deep fields to constrain the distribution of absorption in the AGN population
Tom Dwelly
1 Mar
(TBC) The optical spectrum of GRB021004
Rhaana Starling
8 Mar

15 Mar

22 Mar

29 Mar
Easter Holiday

5 Apr
MSSL Swift BA week - no seminar

12 Apr
Leicester/GRACE GRB meeting - no seminar

19 Apr
Transient Fe emission in NGC 3516: flux and energy modulations by orbital motion in the relativistic regime
Giovanni Miniutti
22 Apr
(Friday) TBC
IR Observations of Soft Gamma-ray repeaters
Roberto Mignani
26 Apr

3 May

10 May
What dominates the extragalactic background light?
Stephen Serjeant
17 May

24 May
Astrogrid and the VO: An astronomer's view
Eduardo Gonzalez-Solares
31 May
X-ray Oscillations in Stellar Coronae
Urmila Mitra Kraev
7 Jun
The first billion years of history: star forming galaxies in the early universe revealed with the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Andrew Bunker
14 Jun
MSSL Swift BA week - no seminar

21 Jun
Supernovae and the origin of dust in galaxies - First results from Spitzer
Jo Fabbri
28 Jun
Polarimetry of extrasolar planets with PLANETPOL
Phil Lucas

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

Astrophysics seminars July to December 2005
Astrophysics seminars July to December 2004
Astrophysics seminars January to June 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 10 May 2005 - Chris Copperwheat