Colloquia

Colloquia

Our colloquia are held in E7B T2 on Tuesdays beginning at 1:00 pm. Our departmental colloquium series includes speakers from across all physics sub-disciplines, and is intended to be delivered at the senior undergraduate to graduate level, engaging an audience of researchers in areas as diverse as biophysics and astronomy. If arriving from off campus, we are accessible by train – just outside Macquarie Uni station – and paid parking is also available (from $10/hr). For up-to-date announcements about upcoming colloquia, please subscribe to the sci.physics mailing list, our RSS feed, and/or our iCalendar. Information regarding previous colloquia may be found in the left hand navigation bar.

Our Next Talk

28/02/17 – How the Milky Way Shaped Itself

Hans-Walter Rix

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
The Milky Way is the only galaxy we can see star-by-star in 3D. This unique wealth of information makes our galaxy an ideal model organism to test our overall concepts of galaxy formation and evolution. Over the last years, new spectroscopic surveys have allowed us to measure the detailed abundances (=birth-material composition) and ages of stars throughout the Galactic disk. I will aim at providing (current) answers to these questions, and sketch out briefly my view of what is yet to come with the unprecedented data from the Gaia satellite mission.

Hans-Walter Rix
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