School of Physics Astrophysics


Titles and abstracts for upcoming Astrophysics colloquia can be found here.

Astrophysics colloquia are generally held on Wednesday at 3:15pm on level 6 in the David Caro building, with refreshments and discussion afterwards.

Colloquia for the School of Physics are typically held on Tuesday at noon; a morning tea runs beforehand from 11:30-noon. The physics colloquium schedule may be found here.

Historical record of past colloquia (updated yearly)

Colloquia in 2014



Jacob Pearce

Re-interpreting the Significance of the Cosmic Microwave Background


Chris Blake

Testing gravitational physics with cosmological observations


Jeff Cooke

Lyman alpha: Observed relationships between Lyman alpha and a laundry list of intrinsic and extrinsic galaxy properties


Chris Tout

The Origin of the Highest Magnetic Fields in White Dwarfs


Stas Shabala

Quantifying the feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei


Naomi McClure-Griffiths

The Evolution of the Milky Way Ecosystem


Jinhye Park

Prediction of solar proton events based on flare and CME parameters


Ken Freeman

New Developments in Galactic Archaeology


Terrance Tricco

Magnetic Fields in Star Formation


Yuri levin

An excursion into elasticity and plasticity


Lisa Fogarty

The SAMI Galaxy Survey: First Science


Joss Bland-Hawthorn

A front row seat on the daily life of a supermassive black hole


Sarah Maddison

Understanding disk evolution: combining observations and simulations


Darren Croton

How to model the Universe in N easy steps (N>>1)


Matthew Baring

A Tale of Two Neutron Stars: Gamma-Ray Pulsars and Magnetars


Eric Howell

Probing the gamma-ray burst population through observation-time relations


Caroline Foster

Tracing the dynamics of the faint stellar stream around the Umbrella Galaxy (NGC 4651)


Emily Petroff

Fast Radio Bursts: Past, Present, and Future


Iraklis Konstantopoulos

Speed-Dating Galaxies Age Faster


Chris Power

High-Mass Stars, Low-Mass Galaxies & Accretion-Driven Feedback


Bradley Greig

Reconstructing the intrinsic Ly╬▒ emission profile of high-z quasars


David Parkinson

Lessons from BICEP2


Edward Macaulay

Surprising Results from Peculiar Velocities


Pamela Gay

Moonmappers shows everyday people can map the moon


Georgios Vernardos

Data intensive quasar microlensing


Neil Crighton

The metallicity and small-scale structure of the z~2.5


J-P Macquart

Whence the FRBs?


Huib Intema

SPAM - Scripted data reduction for high-resolution, low-frequency


Ruth Pearson

CMB Lensing and the Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Colloquia in 2013



Dr Aaron Ludlow


Professor Manfred Simon


Dr Sam Lander



Dr Jakob Welcher



Dr Giani Bernardi


Dr Eyal Kazin


Dr Yuri Levin



Dr Ross Parkin



Dr Marie Martig



Dr Morag Scrimgeour



Dr David Lagattuta


Dr Luca Graziani


Assoc. Professor Leon Koopmans


Dr Emily McLinden


Professor Daniel Mortlock


Professor Rogier Windhorst


Dr Duncan Galloway



Dr Danail Obreshkow


Dr Michael Brown


Dr Anna Sipple





Dr Randall Wayth (Curtin)

Overview and update of MWA operations


Daniela Carollo (Macquarie)

The Halo System of the Milky Way and the CEMP Stars Connection


Frazer Pearce

Full Euclid Simulation


Dr Pascal Elahi


Dr Claudia Lagos (ESO)

Neutral Gas in Galaxies: the interstellar medium and outflows


Dr Chris Tinney (UNSW)

The Giant Magellan Telescope Project - An Update


Dr Ariel Sanchez (MPE)

Cosmological implications of the clustering of galaxies in BOSS


Dr Felipe Marin (Swinburne)

WiggleZ survey: Constraining cosmic growth using alternative clustering methods


Professor Colin Norman

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