School of Physics Astrophysics

Colloquia

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

Month
Name
 Title

February

Jacob Pearce

Re-interpreting the Significance of the Cosmic Microwave Background

March

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

April

Naomi McClure-Griffiths

The Evolution of the Milky Way Ecosystem

 

Jinhye Park

Prediction of solar proton events based on flare and CME parameters

May

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

June

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)

July

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

 August

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

 September

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

 October

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?

 November

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

Month
Name
 Title
     

February

Dr Aaron Ludlow

 
 

Professor Manfred Simon

 
 

Dr Sam Lander

 

March

Dr Jakob Welcher

 

April

Dr Giani Bernardi

 
 

Dr Eyal Kazin

 
 

Dr Yuri Levin

 

May

Dr Ross Parkin

 

June

Dr Marie Martig

 

 

Dr Morag Scrimgeour

 

July

Dr David Lagattuta

 
 

Dr Luca Graziani

 
 

Assoc. Professor Leon Koopmans

 
 

Dr Emily McLinden

 
 

Professor Daniel Mortlock

 
 

Professor Rogier Windhorst

 
 

Dr Duncan Galloway

 

August

Dr Danail Obreshkow

 
 

Dr Michael Brown

 
 

Dr Anna Sipple

 

September

   

October

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

November

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

December

Professor Colin Norman

 
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