Postgraduate Talks

This is a programme of short talks by postgraduates, on their own research or a paper on their own topic or on a different topic. These talks normally take place on Wednesdays from 11am unless indicated otherwise; see the schedule below for details including the venue.

If you would like to give a talk please contact Dr Jacco van Loon.

Upcoming talks

6 February 2020 Alex Binks Most, but not all nearby, young G- and K-stars belong to known
moving group

Past talks

27 February 2019 Nikki Miller Discovery of a Detached, Eclipsing 40 Minute Period Double White Dwarf Binary and a Friend: Implications for He+CO White Dwarf Mergers
6 February 2019 Petros Spyratos Transmission spectroscopy of a Hot Jupiter atmosphere
12 December 2018 David Kinson Finding variable young stellar objects in M33
28 November 2018 Clara Pennock Using human and artificial intelligence to find oddballs
14 November 2018 Nye Evans The Little Fox devours its sibling
31 October 2018 Alexander Binks Developing a Homogeneous Method to Calculate Lithium Depletion Boundary Ages in Young(-ish) Stellar Associations
20 December 2017 Umberto Battino  Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis
6 December 2017 Etienne Kaiser  The structure of supernova progenitors
29 November 2017 Sara Rodríguez Berlanas  Exploring Cygnus OB2
22 November 2017 Joseph Armstrong  The Vela OB2 complex
21 September 2017 Dr Hiroshi Imai   Towards decadal continuous viewing of circumstellar maser sources
17 May 2017 Teo Mo─Źnik Starspots on WASP-107 and pulsations of WASP-118
10 May 2017 Ameerah Al-Sadooni  Outflows from AGN and HII regions in nearby galaxies
3 May 2017 Christian Ritter Convective-reactive nucleosynthesis in convective O-C shell mergers
15 March 2017 Umberto Battino Application of a theory and simulation-based Convective Boundary Mixing model for AGB star evolution and Nucleosynthesis
8 March 2017 Lorna Temple Planet-Induced Stellar Pulsations in HAT-P-2's Eccentric System
1 March 2017 Joseph Armstrong Gaia TGAS search for Large Magellanic Cloud runaway supergiant stars
8 February 2017 Andrew Lobban Testing relativistic reflection and resolving outflows in PG 1211+143 with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR
14 December 2016 Sam Gill The atmospheric parameters of F/G/K stars: wavelet analysis of CORALIE spectra
23 November 2016 Andrea Cristini 3D hydrodynamical simulations of carbon burning in a massive star
16 November 2016 Laura Scott A Diagnostic for Localizing Red Giant Differential Rotation
2 November 2016 James Bamber The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: confirmation of a disappearing star
26 October 2016 Emmal Safi  In situ synchrotron studies of ice during MgSO4·11H2O (meridianiite) formation
27 May 2016 UK SALT Consortium Board The benefits from involvement in SALT
18 May 2016 Kingsley Gale-Sides Study of small-scale HI structure in the Small Magellanic Cloud
27 April 2016 Jessica Kirkby-Kent A comparison of evolution tracks for single Galactic massive stars
16 March 2016 Nick Wright Dynamics of Star Clusters
9 March 2016 Jake Ward Clumpy dust clouds and extended atmosphere of the AGB star W Hya revealed with VLT/SPHERE-ZIMPOL and VLTI/AMBER
2 March 2016 Steve Goldman Superwinds, Masers, and the Regeneration of the Universe
24 February 2016 Sam Gill Wind from the black-hole accretion disk driving a molecular outflow in an active galaxy
17 February 2016 Michele Costa Synthetic disk winds of AGN
3 February 2016 Lorna Temple Modeling giant extrasolar ring systems in eclipse and the case of j1407b: sculpting by exomoons?
27 January 2016 Kingsley Gale-Sides Cold Atomic Gas in the Small Magellanic Cloud