Seminars Spring 2010

Talk abstracts, if provided, are reached by clicking on the speaker's name.

Wednesday 7th April
Alastair Sanderson
University of Birmingham
X-ray mapping of the structure and scaling of galaxy clusters

Wednesday 14th April: no seminar (NAM in Glasgow)

Wednesday 21st April
Sarah Brough
The Evolution of Brightest Cluster Galaxies

Extra seminar: Friday 23rd April Cancelled due to Volcanic ash
Jillian Bellovary
University of Washington
Predicting the Distribution of Massive Black Holes in the Milky Way Halo

Wednesday 28th April
Alejo Martinez-Sansigre
University of Oxford
Some observational constraints on the spin of supermassive black holes from demographics of active galactic nuclei

Friday 30th April at 10am (broadcasted from St-Andrews: by request only!)
George Efstathiou
IoA, Cambridge
What Planck will tell us

Wednesday 5th May
Loic de Ravel
IfA, University of Edinburgh
The role of mergers in galaxies evolution since z~2.5

Extra Seminar: Monday 10th
Joaquin Vieira
A new population of millimeter galaxies discovered by the South Pole Telescope

Wednesday 12th May
Seb Oliver
University of Sussex
First results from the Herschel Multi-tiered Extra-galactic Survey, HerMES

Friday 14th May at 3pm in JCMB Lecture Theatre C
A continuing series of talks to foster interaction between the astronomy, physics and mathematics departments.

Wednesday 19th May
Julien Devriendt
University of Oxford
High redshift galaxies: what can we learn from hydrodynamical simulations?

Wednesday 26th May
Joss Bland-Hawthorn
University of Sydney
The HERMES project -- reconstructing the ancient Galaxy

Thursday 27th May
Hiranya Peiris
Fingerprints of the early universe

Wednesday 2nd June
Chris Blake
Swinburne University
Cosmology with the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey

IA@IfA: Wednesday 16th June
Marek Kukula
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Public Astronomy, Public Engagement

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