Seminars 2015



Wednesday 21 January 2015

Chris Blake (Swinburne)

Testing gravitational physics with cosmological observations


Wednesday 4 February 2015 (ICIC seminar)

Daniel Mortlock (Imperial)

Bayesian model comparison in astronomy and cosmology


Wednesday 11 February 2015

Beth Biller (Edinburgh)

Detecting and Characterising Planets with Direct Imaging


Wednesday 18 February 2015

Amelie Saintonge (UCL)

Gas accretion and star formation: drivers of galaxy evolution


Wednesday 4 March 2015

Monica Grady (Open University)

Rosetta and Philae


Wednesday 18 March 2015 (ICIC seminar)

Iain Murray (Edinburgh)

Machine learning methods for density estimation, as tools for astronomy




29 Apr 2015

Serena Viti (UCL)

Determining the physical and chemical conditions of AGN and starburst galaxies        


6 May 2015

Jonathan Tan (Florida)

Inside-out Planet Formation


13 May 2015

Natasha Karpenko (Southampton)

Bayesian numerical recipes for supernova data analysis: cosmology and photometric classification

(ICIC seminar)


20 May 2015

George Efstathiou (KICC Cambridge)

Cosmology with Planck 2015


27 May 2015

Andrei Mesinger (Pisa)

What can we learn from observations of reionisation? 

(ICIC seminar)


3 June 2015

John Peacock (Edinburgh)

Gravitational lensing and the cosmic photosphere


17 June 2015

Sergey Koposov (IoA Cambridge)

Streams and satellites: Galactic Archaeology with large surveys


24 June 2015

Rita Tojeiro (St Andrews)

The case for fully-resolved star-formation histories: difficult, but worth it 



7 October

Marcel Agüeros (Columbia)

Setting Stellar Chronometers: The PTF Open Cluster Survey


14 October

Bruce Bassett (Cape Town)

Trying to break cosmology


21 October

Baojiu Li (Durham)

Following light through cosmological simulations


28 October

Rennan Barkana (Tel Aviv)

Observing the First Stars with 21-cm Cosmology


4 November

Anze Slosar (Brookhaven)

Cosmology with the Lyman-alpha forest


18 November

Franz Elsner (UCL)

Parameter estimation in cosmology - the Planck likelihood


25 November

Tara Murphy (Sydney)

Exploring the dynamic radio sky with the Murchison Widefield Array


2 December

Boris Leistedt (NYU)

From precision to accuracy: cosmology with large imaging surveys


16 December

Amy Bonsor (IoA Cambridge)

Dust, Comets and Planets