2016 Seminars

2016 Seminars

We have an active seminar series for the benefit of MQAAAstro members.

We welcome all astronomers visiting Sydney to come and give us a seminar (and are especially keen for any overseas visitors). Overnight accommodation can be provided if necessary.

Please contact Chengyuan Li our centre administrator (chengyuan.li@mq.edu.au) for further information and assistance.

Seminars usually take place 3pm Fridays in room E6B 2.300, (located on the second floor of the E6B building). It is a 5 min walk from the Macquarie University train station to building E6B, both of which are located on the eastern edge of campus.

Seminar Schedule 2016

Date Name Institution Title (link to Abstract)
26 February Luke Davies ICRAR Star Formation, Mergers and the Assembly of Stellar Mass in Galaxies
18 March Jessica Chapman CSIRO Astrophysics & Space Science Maser Observations from Evolved Stars
1 April Angel Lopez-Sanchez AAO Exploring the HI-metallicity-galaxy mass connection with CALIFA
8 April Caroline Foster AAO Deciphering the formation of early-type galaxies using large scale dynamical stellar maps
15 April Colin Navin Macquarie University New halo stars of the Galactic globular clusters M3 and M13 in the LAMOST DR1 Catalog
22 April Jesse Van de Sande The University of Sydney Revisiting galaxy classification with SAMI through high-order stellar kinematics
28 April Daniel Price Monash University Gaps, bananas and holes: Planet formation in action?
29 April John Spray Planetary and Space Science Centre and High-speed Impact Research and Technology Facility, Canada

High-speed impact: From Planetary Science to Materials Engineering

6 May Chengyuan Li Macquarie University Using the sub-giant branch to constrain the star formation history of intermediate-age clusters
13 May Nicholas Scott The University of Sydney Extragalactic Archaeology: uncovering galaxy formation histories with SAMI
20 May Peter Tuthill The University of Sydney Syzygys, Stardust and the sizes of stars: Adventures in space from starman to starshot
27 May Glen Rees Macquarie University The terrifyingly potential (and wondrous problems) of radio-based Cosmology
3 June Ryan Shannon CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Fast radio bursts and the magnetization and turbulence of the cosmic web
17 June Tayyaba Zafar AAO Distant Gamma-Ray Bursts as tracers of dust
24 June James Tocknell Macquarie University  
15 July Chris Lidman AAO OzDES reaches the half way mark
22 July Lee Spitler Macquarie University The Huntsman observing systems: ultra-faint astronomical imaging from the ground and space
12 August Geoff Clayton Louisiana State University

Continuous Dust Formation in Core-Collapse Supernovae? 

19 August Chris Tinney University of New South Wales A New Age for Exoplanets is Coming
26 August Alastair Edge Durham University The rise and fall (and rise again) of NGC1275
2 September Lee Spitler Macquarie University Breakthrough Listen: jump-starting SETI research
9 September Caroline Foster |
Christina Baldwin
Macquarie University
Conference Practice Talk
23 September Orsola De Marco Macquarie University “The Common Envelope Problem” - straddling the theory-observation divide
30 September Remco van den Bosch

 Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg

Galaxies and their Super-Massive Black Holes
7 October Themiya Nanayakkara Swinburne In-situ IMF at z~2
14 October Tui Britton Macquarie University Signposts of Massive Star Formation
21 October Christophe Pinte Macquarie UniversityGaps, rings and spirals in protoplanetary discs
28 October Eric Kool Macquarie University The SUNBIRD project: Uncovering supernovae in luminous infrared galaxies
4 November Tim Bedding The University of Sydney A Golden Age of Asteroseismology with Kepler
18 November Simon Murphy The University of Sydney

An exciting new method for finding binaries and planets

25 November Li ShaoCSIRO AstrophysicsAGN obscuration and host galaxies
2 December Danica Draskovic Macquarie UniversityDiscovery and Multi-wavelength Study of Planetary Nebulae in the Small Magellanic Cloud
16 DecemberTiffany Day

Matt Owers
Macquarie University

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