Seminar Programme

Seminars take place on Wednesdays at 16:00 in Foster Building Lecture Theatre 2 or via MS Teams, followed by Wine & Cheese in Le109 at 17:00 (unless otherwise noted). The seminars are coordinated by Daniel Holdsworth and Charlotte Waterfall. Additional astrophysical seminars within 2 hours of UCLan are held at Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Keele, and Sheffield.

Detailed Seminar abstracts:

Autumn Semester 2023

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
13th December 16:00 FBLT2 Steve Longmore LJMU
6th December 16:00 FBLT2
29th November 16:00 FBLT2 Michelle Collins University of Surrey TBD
22nd November 16:00 FBLT2 Iain Hannah University of Glasgow TBD
15th November 16:00 FBLT2 Joseph Barker University of Leeds TBD
8th November 16:00 FBLT2 John Stott Lancaster University TBD
1st November 16:00 FBLT2 Reserved UCLan
18th October 16:00 FBLT2
11th October 16:00 FBLT2 Licia Ray Lancaster University Planetary magnetospheres and aurora
7th September 16:00 LE110 Soumavo Ghosh Max Planck Institute Can (stellar) bars form in presence of hot thick discs?


Summer Semester 2023

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
2nd August 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLan CARD talks: Charlotte Proverbs, Matthew Teasdale, Amar Rambukwella-Gill
26th July 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLan CARD talks: Ruth Hyndman, Ethan Carter, Joshua Stanway
19th July 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLan CARD talks: Jamie Banister, Graham Fleming, Christopher Inman
12th July 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLan CARD talks: Alexia Lopez, Jake Brooks, Janik Karoly


Winter and Spring Semester 2023

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
28th June 16:00 Robert Walsh UCLan
21st June 16:00 FBLT2
14th June 16:00 FBLT2 Tim O’Brien University of Manchester
8th June 16:00 FBLT2 David Sears and the cast of ‘Horrox’ Cambridge The life of Jeremiah Horrocks
7th June 16:00 FBLT2 Shih Ping Lai National Technical University, Taiwan Exploring the Early Stages of Star Formation
24th May 16:00 FBLT2 Ian Sherrington University of Central Lancashire Tribology for beginners
29 March 16:00 TBC Anthony Whitworth Cardiff University Feed back from massive stars
22 March 16:00 TBC Licia Ray University of Lancaster Planetary magnetospheres and aurora
15 March 16:00 TBC Zoe Henderson NSG Group Industry Seminar
8 March 16:00 LE110 Robert Wicks University of Northumbria Exploring cosmic plasma physics with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter
1 March 16:00 FBLT2 Beth Biller University of Edinburgh Partly Cloudy with Molten Iron Rain: Characterising Exoplanet Atmospheres via Direct Imaging
22 February 16:00 FBLT4 Kate Pattle UCL Interstellar Magnetic Fields: From Star Formation to Galaxy Evolution
8 February 16:00 TBC Andrew Whitehead Versarien Industry seminar – POSTPONED
25 January 16:00 TBC Pete Riley Predictive Science (US) POSTPONED


Autumn Semester 2022

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
7th December 16:00 FBLT2 Daniel Verscharen UCL Exploring cosmic plasma physics with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter
30th November 16:00 FBLT2 Licia Ray Lancaster University Planetary magnetospheres and aurora – POSTPONED
23rd November 16:00 FBLT2 Beth Biller University of Edinburgh POSTPONED
16th November 16:00 FBLT2 Thomas Rees-Crockford Queen’s University Belfast Pre-emergence Signatures of Horizontal Divergent Flows in Solar
Active Regions
2nd November 16:00 FBLT2 David Williams University of Manchester Radio transients in the run up to the SKA and ngVLA
19th October 16:00 FBLT2 Soko Matsumura University of Dundee The origins of the diversity of extrasolar planetary systems
12th October 16:00 FBLT2 Helen Walker STFC ISIS Exploring atomic structure and dynamics in barocalorics for solid-state cooling
5th October 16:00 FBLT2 Rob Crain LJMU The coupled roles of halo assembly history, black hole growth and circumgalactic gas expulsion in governing galaxy evolution
28th September 16:00 FBLT2 Mingee Chung University of Birmingham Quantum Magnetism in One Dimension
21st September 16:00 FBLT2 Ray Brederode Jodrell Bank Overview of the Square Kilometre Array Project


Summer Semester 2022

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
14th September 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Björn Ólafsson
31st August 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Graham Fleming, Christopher Inman, Amelia Sharp
24th August 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Janik Karoly, Charlotte Proverbs, Jamie Banister
17th August 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Steven Gough-Kelly, Alexia Lopez, Jake Brooks
10th August 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Callum Mackinnon, Adam Fenton, Jordan Cole
3rd August 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Matthew Teasdale, Adam Hutchinson
27th July 16:00 LE109 Student JHI/UCLAN CARD: Richard Pomeroy, Ethan Carter, Simon Ebo

Winter & Spring Semester 2022

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
15 June 16:00 FBLT2 Philippa Browning University of Manchester Modelling plasma heating, particle acceleration and oscillations in solar flares
8 June 16:00 FBLT3 Ron Lifshitz Tel Aviv University What is a Crystal? A new paradigm for an old question
1 June 16:00 FBLT2      
25 May 16:00 FBLT2 Julie Wardlow Lancaster University Understanding the environments of extreme dusty star-forming galaxies in the distant Universe
11 May 16:00 Mitchell & Kenyon Cinema Michael Buttery ESR Technology Tribology of Spacecraft Mechanisms: 48-Million Miles Without an Oil Change
27 April 16:00 FBLT2 Rob Crain LJMU The coupled roles of halo assembly history, black hole growth and circumgalactic gas expulsion in governing galaxy evolution POSTPONED
20 April 16:00 TBD   School Research Event  
30 March 16:00 FBLT2 Martin Wheatman   Speech is the Universal Machine: programming in natural language
16 March 16:00 FBLT2 Jim Wild Lancaster University Extreme magnetic field disturbances and their role in space weather impacts
9 March 16:00 FBLT2 Dejan Vinković & Bojan Pečnik HiperSfera A QUEST TO PSEUDO-SATELLITES


Autumn Semester 2021

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
15 December 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Björn Olafsson UCLAN/JHI CARD
8 December 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Claudia Mendes de Oliveira University of São Paulo S-PLUS Galactic survey
1 December 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Martin Wheatman POSTPONED    POSTPONED
24 November 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Manolis Xilouris NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS How many old and young stars do local galaxies host?
17 November 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT3 Edward Laird Lancaster University Searching for dark matter using quantum technology
10 November 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Larry Widrow Queen’s University, Canada In the Balance: Statis is Disequilibrium in the Milky Way
3 November 16:00 MS Teams      
20 October 15:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Ruizhi Yang University of Science and Technology of China LHAASO and the Galactic Cosmic rays
13 October 16:00 MS Teams      
6 October 16:00 MS Teams/FBLT2 Stephen Eales Cardiff University Dust in the Universe from z=0 to z=5


Summer Semester 2021

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
22 September 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:
15 September 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:
8 September 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:
1 September 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:
25 August 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:
18 August 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:
11 August 16:00 Blended Student JHI/UCLAN CARD:


Winter & Spring Semester 2021

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
31 March 16:00 MS Teams Ben Williams Oxford PV From Lab. To Fab: How fundamental materials science is used to progress Oxford PV’s perovskite/Si PV technology
24 March 16:00 MS Teams Aleksandra Leśniewska Adam Mickiewicz University Theme: Dust production and dust destruction in galaxies
17 March 16:00 MS Teams Paul Warren NSG Energy Efficiency and Energy Production – How R&D in the Flat Glass Industry is Making a Difference
10 March 16:00 MS Teams James Trussler Cambridge Unveiling the roles of mass, environment and structure in galaxy quenching
3 March 16:00 MS Teams Erik Cox Deheat CANCELLED
24 February 16:00 MS Teams John Armstrong University of Glasgow A Machine Learning Approach to Correcting Atmospheric Seeing in Solar Flare Observations
17 February 16:00 MS Teams Stephen Hodge Versarien Plc. G-SCALE: Accelerating the Commercialisation of Graphene
3 February 16:00 MS Teams Natasha Jeffrey Northumbria University Solar flares: our laboratory for understanding particle acceleration and transport processes
20 January 16:00 MS Teams Clive Tadhunter University of Sheffield How are quasars triggered?


Autumn Semester 2020

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
9 December 16:00 MS Teams George Ellison UCLan COVID-19 and the epistemology of epidemiological models at the dawn of AI
2 December 16:00 MS Teams Nicolas Labrosse University of Glasgow Solar Promience Diagnostics with IRIS
18 November 16:00 MS Teams Stijn Wuyts University of Bath A multi-tracer view on galaxies since cosmic noon: census, scaling relations and evolution
4 November 16:00 MS Teams John Ilee University of Leeds Massive discs around young stars
21 October 16:00 MS Teams Phil Sutton University of Lincon The Importance of Planetary Rings as Astrophysical Laboratories
7 October 16:00 MS Teams Joe Smerdon UCLan Fibonacci, Penrose, Harry Potter? An introduction to the strange world of quasicrystals


Summer Semester 2020

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
23 September 16:00 MS Teams Saul Phiri JHI/UCLAN CARD: Properties of giant molecular clouds in the nearby galaxy M33
  16:15 MS Teams Udit Tiwari JHI/UCLAN CARD: Moisture stable soot coated methylammonium lead iodide perovskite photoelectrodes for hydrogen production in water
16 September 16:00 MS Teams Raeesa Parker JHI/UCLAN CARD: A zoo of protoplanetary discs observed with ALMA
  16:15 MS Teams Kasim Ali JHI/UCLAN CARD: CaMn2Bi2 – a correlated hybridization gap semiconductor?
  16:30 MS Teams Daniel Johnson JHI/UCLAN CARD: Sunspot Rotation and Solar Activity
  16:45 MS Teams Adam Fenton JHI/UCLAN CARD: Fragmentation of Protoplanetary Discs as a Mechanism for Planet Formation
9 September 16:00 MS Teams Steven Gough-Kelly JHI/UCLAN CARD: Separation of Milky Way Bulge Kinematics
  16:15 MS Teams Jordan Cole JHI/UCLAN CARD: CO2 Absorption in Superbasic Ionic Liquid Thin Films
  16:30 MS Teams Tigran Khachaturyants JHI/UCLAN CARD:
  16:45 MS Teams Alexia Lopez JHI/UCLAN CARD:
2 September 16:00 MS Teams Simon Ebo JHI/UCLAN CARD: Planets Orbiting Pulsating Stars
  16:15 MS Teams Daniel Gass JHI/UCLAN CARD: A Long Term Survey of Coronal Loops in EUV and its Benefits for Coronal Physics Research
  16:45 MS Teams Callum Mackinnon JHI/UCLAN CARD: The role of an additional interfacial spin-transfer torque for current-driven skyrmion dynamics in chiral magnetic layers
  16:45 MS Teams Adam Hutchinson JHI/UCLAN CARD: Energetic proton back-precipitation onto the solar atmosphere
26 August 16:00 MS Teams Tom Davison JHI/UCLAN CARD: Measuring Ex-Situ Fractions of Galaxies with EAGLE and MUSE
  16:15 MS Teams Vanessa Fairhurst JHI/UCLAN CARD: SCUBA-2 Observations of the Hub-Filament Structure in Star Forming Region Barnard 59
  16:30 MS Teams Ron Savage JHI/UCLAN CARD: Optical Spectroscopy of Dusty Early-Type Galaxies using the Southern African Large Telescope
19 August 16:00 MS Teams Daniel Burrack JHI/UCLAN CARD: High Energy Solar Energetic Particles as viewed by STEREO
  16:15 MS Teams David Glass JHI/UCLAN CARD: Exploring the Molecular Gas Kinematics of ALMA-Observed Early-Type Galaxies
12 August 16:00 MS Teams Fraser Gillan JHI/UCLAN CARD: Automatic Detection of Solar System Objects in NASA’s STEREO Data
  16:15 MS Teams Jamie Banister JHI/UCLAN CARD: Spectroscopic Signatures of Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters


Winter & Spring Semester 2020

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
10 June 16:00 FBLT2 Jim Wild POSTPONED Lancaster University Theme: Space Weather POSTPONED
13 May 16:00 FBLT2 Matthew Bate POSTPONED University of Exeter Theme: Protostellar Disks POSTPONED
6 May 16:00 FBLT2 Heike Arnolds POSTPONED University of Liverpool Proteins at surfaces – from single crystals to fabrics POSTPONED
29 April 16:00 FBLT2 David Williams POSTPONED University of Oxford Theme: Radio Transients POSTPONED
15 April 16:00 FBLT2 Easter Break    
8 April 16:00 FBLT2 Easter Break    
1 April 16:00 FBLT2 Soko Matsumura POSTPONED University of Dundee Theme: Planet Formation POSTPONED
20 March 16:00 FBLT2 Cleo Loi
University of Cambridge Magneto-gravity waves in red giant stars: a 3D ray tracing study POSTPONED
4 March 16:00 FBLT2 Dato Kuridze Aberystwyth University High-resolution Measurement of the Magnetic Field of Solar Coronal Loops
26 February 16:00 FBLT2 Annabel Cartwright Cardiff University Making New Ideas Work
19 February 16:00 FBLT2 Mid semester Break    
12 February 16:00 FBLT2 Gary Hogben Feedwater Ltd Preventing water borne infections in a post antibiotic world
5 February 16:00 FBLT2 Iain Crosley Hosokawa Micron Creation and Application of Advanced Functional Materials in Industry
29 January 16:00 FBLT2 Eugene Vasiliev University of Cambridge Dynamical modelling of stellar systems in the Gaia era
22 January 16:00 FBLT2 Thebe Medupe North West University, South Africa 23 min period pulsations in a Herbig Ae Star: HD 68695


Autumn Semester 2019

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
18 December 16:00 FBLT2 Rudi Ganss JHI/UCLan CARD: Metallicity Estimation of Core-Collapse Supernova Environments within 30 Mpc
4 December 16:00 FBLT2 Paul Keatley University of Exeter Time-resolved Scanning Kerr Microscopy of Magnetization Dynamics at the Nanoscale
20 November 16:00 FBLT2 Matt Owens University of Reading Sun to Mud: The Challenges of Forecasting Within the Coupled Space-Weather System
13 November 16:00 FBLT2 James Owen Imperial College London The Origin of Close-in Exoplanets
6 November 16:00 FBLT2 Alex Walton University of Manchester Understanding Electrocatalysts – One Man’s Journey
30 October 16:00 FBLT2 David Aguado University of Cambridge Looking for the Most Metal-Poor Stars in the Milky Way
23 October 16:00 FBLT2 Mid Semester Break    
16 October 16:00 FBLT2 Daisuke Kawata MSSL/UCL Galactic Disk Dynamics with Gaia and JASMINE
9 October 16:00 FBLT2 Naomi Frimpong University of Manchester Probing the Evolution of High Mass Protostars: An ALMA Astrochemical Survey
2 October 16:00 FBLT2 Paul Freeman UCLan When a Simple Quantum Magnet Heats Up


Summer Semester 2019

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
28 August 16:00 MB051 Jack Hanson JHI/UCLAN CARD: The Magnetism of Charge-Stripe Ordered Nickelates
  16:30 MB051 Simon Ebo JHI/UCLAN CARD: MOSES: MHT Optical Star and Exoplanet Survey
21 August 16:00 MB051 Jordan Thirwell JHI/UCLAN CARD: Decoding the spectral energy distribution of M33
  16:30 MB051 David Glass JHI/UCLAN CARD: Building Clean and Complete Galaxy Samples from the GAMA Equatorial Regions
14 August 16:00 MB051 Steven Gough-Kelly JHI/UCLAN CARD: Proper Motions of Bulge Stars
  16:30 MB051 Graham Fleming JHI/UCLAN CARD: Revealing the Two Horns of Taurus with Gaia DR2
7 August 16:00 MB051 Tigran Khachaturyants JHI/UCLAN CARD: Uncovering the Star Formation History of the Milky Way Warp with Gaia
  16:30 MB051 Daniel Johnson JHI/UCLAN CARD: Coronal Mass Ejection Kinetic Neergy Approximation
31 July 16:00 MB051 Alexia Lopez JHI/UCLAN CARD: Mg II Absorbers in Cosmology
  16:30 MB051 Kris Clarke JHI/UCLAN CARD: Integral field Spectroscopy of Compact Elliptical Galaxies
24 July 16:00 MB051 Raeesa Parker JHI/UCLAN CARD: A Zoo of Protoplanetary Discs Observed with ALMA
  16:30 MB051 Conor Moorfield JHI/UCLAN CARD: An Investigation into Non-Linear Transverse Susceptibility as a Basis for Improving the Measurement of Anisotropy in Magnetic Powdered Samples
17 July 16:00 MB051 Saul Phiri JHI/UCLAN CARD: Properties of Giant Molecular Clouds in the Nearby Galaxies
  16:30 MB051 Tracey Friday JHI/UCLAN CARD: Investigations of the Cosmic Web at High Redshifts
10 July 16:00 Le002 Daniel Gass JHI/UCLAN CARD: Will a Long Term Survey of Coronal Loops Reveal Properties of the Coronal Magnetic Field?
  16:30 Le002 Amar Rambukwella-Gill JHI/UCLAN CARD: Moses: MHT Optical Star and Exoplanet Survey


Winter & Spring Semester 2019

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
26 Jun 16:00 FBLT2 Jose-Luis Gomez Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía Imaging Supermassive Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope
19 Jun 16:00 FBLT2 Daniel Bayliss Warwick Exoplanet Science with NGTS and TESS
12 Jun 16:00 FBLT2      
5 Jun 16:00 FBLT2      
 29 May 16:00 FBLT2 Nicholas Devereux Embry-Riddle University Giant Broad-Line Regions in Low-Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei
 22 May 16:00 FBLT2 Phil Lucas Hertfordshire YSO Variability in VVV: Episodic Accretion, Disc Occultations and Explosions
 15 May 16:00 FBLT2      
 8 May 16:00 FBLT2 Jason Sanders Cambridge Our Multi-Dimensional, Time-Evolving Galaxy
 1 May 16:00 FBLT2 Catherine Walsh Leeds The Chemistry of Planet-Forming Disks in the Era of ALMA
 24 Apr 16:00 FBLT2      
 17 Apr 16:00 FBLT2 Lister Staveley-Smith ICRAR, University of Western Australia The Square Kilometre Array and Pathfinders
 10 Apr 16:00 FBLT2 Rosa Arrigo Salford Unveiling Materials Chemistry and Catalysis: My Research Journey using Synchrotron Light
 3 Apr 16:00 FBLT2 Cassandra Hall Leicester Gravitational Instability and Substructure in Protoplanetary Discs
 27 Mar 16:00 FBLT2 Stewart Eyres University of South Wales Nova sub capita Cygni
 20 Mar 16:00 FBLT2 Cristina Martínez Lombilla Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) In Quest for the Faintest Features of Galaxy Discs
 13 Mar 16:00 FBLT2 Youra Taroyan Aberystwyth Amplification of Magnetic Twists During Prominence Formation
 6 Mar          
 27 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Gert Botha Northumbria Rotating Sunspots
 20 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Leandro Beraldo E Silva JHI/UCLAN The Discreteness-Driven Relaxation of Collisionless Gravitating Systems
 13 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Gary Hogben Feedwater Ltd Microbial challenges in water treatment: The Feedwater Ltd perspective
 6 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Iain Crosley Hosokawa Micron Ltd Creation and Application of Advanced Functional Materials in Industry
 30 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Dermot Gethings PADAS The Apollo 17 Goodwill Moon Rock
 23 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Pedro Rivera-Díaz-del-Castillo Lancaster Design strategies for advanced alloys: titanium, steel and high-entropy alloys
 16 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Stephen Power Lancaster Classifying Crystals and Periodic Spatial Graphs (nets)
 9 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Simon Goodwin Sheffield The Same, But Different?


Autumn Semester 2018

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
 12 Dec 16:00 FBLT2      
 5 Dec 16:00 FBLT2 Isabella Lamberti  UCL Dust properties of nearby galaxies from the JINGLE survey derived using a hierarchical Bayesian approach
 28 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 Sean Giblin Cardiff Studies of Monopole Motion in Frustrated Magnets
 21 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 Beatriz Sanchez-Cano  Leicester  Space weather and comet interactions with Mars
 14 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 René Laureijs  ESA Euclid: ESA’s dark energy mission – present status and outlook
 7 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 David Pontin  Dundee Understanding the structuring of the solar wind based on coronal magnetic field topology
 31 Oct 16:00 FBLT2 Ben Davies  LJMU The deaths of massive stars
24 Oct 16:00 FBLT2 Rudi Ganss  JHI/UCLan CARD: Constraining Progenitor Stars of Type Ib/c Supernovae by Probing the Local HII Environments
17 Oct 16:00 FBLT2 Tony Arber Warwick The Solar Chromosphere
 10 Oct 16:00 FBLT2     No seminar
 3 Oct 16:00 FBLT2 Sebastien Viaene  Hertfordshire Origin and fate of dust lanes in ETGs


Summer Semester 2018

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
12th September 16:00 FBLT2 Jack Ireland NASA Coronal Fourier Power Spectra: Implications for Coronal Seismology and Coronal Heating
10th July 16:00 MB049 Tigran Kh. JHI/UCLan CARD: The Evolution of the Milky Way in the era of Gaia.
  16:30 MB049 Tom Davison JHI/UCLan CARD: Uncovering the Formation of S0 Galaxies using their Stellar Populations.
29th August 16:00 MB049 Adam Knowles JHI/UCLan CARD: Generating a Theoretical Stellar Library for Stellar Population Analysis.
  16:30 MB049 Simon Smalley JHI/UCLan CARD: Molecular Electronics!
22nd August 16:00 MB049 David Glass JHI/UCLan CARD: Studies of the cool dust and molecular gas content and distribution in early-type galaxies.
  16:30 MB049 Chris Kaye JHI/UCLan CARD: Streamlines : The Evolving Story of a Parallelepiped.
8th August 16:00 MB049 Zoë Henderson JHI/UCLan CARD: Reversible CO2 Reaction with a Superbasic Ionic Liquid.
  16:30 MB049 Raeesa Parker JHI/UCLan CARD: Categorising protoplanetary disc asymmetries observed with ALMA.
1st August 16:00 MB049 Thomas Kirk JHI/UCLan CARD: Definable Topological Dynamics of Metastable Theories.
  16:30 MB049 Jordan Thirlwall JHI/UCLan CARD: Decoding the Spectral Energy Distribution of M33.
25th July 16:00 MB049 Tracey Friday JHI/UCLan CARD: Cosmic Microwave Background X Large Scale Structure Correlations.
  16:30 MB049 Anthony Mercer JHI/UCLan CARD: Efficient radiative transfer techniques in hydrodynamic simulations.
18 Jul 16:00 FBLT2 Jerry Sellwood   The origin of spirals in galaxies
20 Jun 16:00 FBLT2 Farzana Meru Cambridge Spirals, rings, gaps and asymmetries: using disc structure to infer planet formation processes
13 Jun 16:00 FBLT2 Paul Bushby Newcastle Magnetic buoyancy instabilities in the solar tachocline


Winter/Spring Semester 2018

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
30 May 16:00 FBLT2 Meiert Grootes  ESA/ESTEC Gas-Fuelling in the Group Environment
23 May 16:00 FBLT2  (Cancelled)    
16 May 16:00 FBLT2 Andrew Harrison  Essex Mind-altering microbes
09 May 16:00 FBLT2 Ricardo Schiavon  LJMU  Chemical Tagging with APOGEE: Discovery of a new old stellar population in the Galactic bulge
02 May 16:00 FBLT2 Kenneth Marsh  Cardiff  Point Processes and Dust: Squeezing more information from the observations
25 Apr 16:00 FBLT2  (Cancelled)    
18 Apr 16:00 FBLT2 Goran Nilsen Oxfordshire The long road to the kagome lattice antiferromagnet: a few materials met along the way…
11 Apr 16:00 FBLT2 Lee Kelvin LJMU Variation in Galaxy Structure Across the Green Valley
04 Apr 16:00 FBLT2      
28 Mar 16:00 FBLT2      
21 Mar 16:00 FBLT2  Andrew Harrison  Cambridge Measuring the Mechanics of Cell Division
14 Mar 16:00 FBLT2  Anthony Yeates  Durham  Can we drive coronal evolution models from magnetic maps?
07 Mar 16:00 FBLT2 Amery Gration  Leicester Dynamical modelling of dwarf-spheroidal galaxies using Gaussian-process emulation
28 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Rebecca Smethurst  Nottingham The co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes: the search for observational evidence of AGN feedback
21 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 JHI Postgrads  UCLan/JHI 1st year Postgrad talks
14 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Richard Hull  UCLan The Grenfell Tower Fire: A very British Tragedy
07 Feb 16:00 FBLT2 Min Du  Beijing The effect of nuclear bars on kinematics, dynamics, and black hole growth of spiral galaxies
31 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Renske Smit  Cambridge A panchromatic view of galaxies during the cosmic dawn
24 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Anne-Marie Broomhall  Warwick Seismological insights into the magnetic activity of the Sun and other stars
17 Jan 16:00 FBLT2 Georgia De Nolfo  NASA Goddard Understanding High Energy Solar Energetic Particles with PAMELA
10 Jan 16:00 FBLT2  Richard Hugtenburg  Swansea “Towards real-time transmission dosimetry in radiotherapy with large-format, monolithic active-pixel sensors (MAPS)”

Autumn Semester 2017

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
14 Dec AM – TBC TBC Patrick Sutton Cardiff  Gravitational waves
13 Dec 16:00 FBLT2 Mykola Gordovskyy Manchester  Fluid and kinetic modelling of solar flares: from simulations to observations
6 Dec 16:00 FBLT2 Adam Avison Manchester Uncovering the evolution of high-mass protostars with ALMA
29 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 Russell Smith Durham Weighing the Initial Mass Function with gravitational lenses in the backyard
22 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 David Burgess QMUL Linking astrophysical and space plasmas with the Earth’s bow shock
15 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 Aidan Hindmarch Durham Spintronics: understanding pure spin currents for future applications in computing
8 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 Elizabeth Stanway Warwick Exploring the properties of distant star formation with observations and models
1 Nov 16:00 FBLT2 Barry Smalley Keele The Am stars: peculiarities, pulsations and planets
25 Oct 16:00 FBLT2 David Eden LJMU Star formation scales and efficiency in Galactic spiral arms
18 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Darren Graham Manchester Developing terahertz radiation sources for particle acceleration: A route to future table-top accelerators
11 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Claire Esau Sheffield Measuring mass segregation in young star clusters and the effects of 2D projection
4 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Sargam Mulay Cambridge Active region jets in the Solar atmosphere
3 Oct 12:00 HB159 Richard Booth Cambridge The link between planet formation and disc evolution
27 Sep 16:00 FBLT3 Derek Ward-Thompson, Don Kurtz & Robert Walsh UCLan The Great Eclipse of 2017

Summer Semester 2017

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
06 Sep 16:00 Le002 Chris Kaye JHI/UCLan CARD: Simulating Recollimation Shocks in Astrophysical Jets
  16:30   Ben MacFarlane JHI/UCLan CARD: Investigating the properties of young embedded protostellar discs
30 Aug 16:00 Le002 Martin Hall JHI/UCLan CARD: A Semi-Automated Approach to the Abundance Analysis of Ap Stars
  16:30   Jordan Thirlwall JHI/UCLan CARD: Decoding the spectral energy distribution of M33
23 Aug 16:00 Le002 Zoe Henderson JHI/UCLan CARD: Reversible CO2 Reaction with a Superbasic Ionic Liquid
  16:30   Tom Kirk JHI/UCLan CARD: Using Group Decomposition to simplify Dynamical Systems
16 Aug 16:00 Le002 Simon Smalley JHI/UCLan CARD: Molecular ordering and self-assembly on the Ag(100) surface
  16:30   Raeesa Parker JHI/UCLan CARD: The search for pebbles around young stars
09 Aug 16:00 Le002 Tracey Friday JHI/UCLan CARD: CMB cross-correlation rabbit hole
  16:30   Adam Knowles JHI/UCLan CARD: Building a Semi-Empirical Stellar Library
02 Aug 16:00 Le002 Bill Swalwell JHI/UCLan CARD: False Alarms in the Forecasting of Solar Energetic Particle Events
  16:30   Danny Lee JHI/UCLan CARD: Potential Magnetic Fields: Null-Like Points and Squashing Factors
26 Jul 16:00 Le002 Sam Earp JHI/UCLan CARD: Even More Galaxy Tilting in Cosmological Simulations
  16:30   Anthony Mercer JHI/UCLan CARD: Can planets form through gravitational fragmentation in protostellar discs?
29 Jun 14:00 Le109 Gerry Williger Louisville The protoplanetary disk around GM Aur
22 Jun 14:30 Le109 Jingnan Guo Kiel Space weather at Mars using MSL/RAD measurements combined with particle transport models

Winter/Spring Semester 2017

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
31 May 16:00 FBLT3 David Armstrong Warwick Variability in Exoplanet Atmospheres
24 May 16:00 FBLT3 Giovanni Natale UCLan The Development of DART-Ray
17 May 16:00 FBLT3 Johannes Courtial Glasgow Pixellated optics: from invisibility cloaks to medical eyeglasses
10 May 16:00 FBLT3 Lyndsay Fletcher Glasgow Solar Flares – How the Sun relaxes
03 May 16:00 FBLT3 Phil Armitage Colorado Protoplanetary disks and the first stages of planet formation
26 Apr 16:00 FBLT3 Richard Alexander Leicester Building Planetary Systems
26 Apr 11:00 Le111 Rob Kennicutt Cambridge Unveiling the Birth of Stars and Galaxies
12 Apr 16:00 FBLT3 Viktor Tóth ELTE, Budapest Star formation and the interstellar medium from sub-pc to kpc scales
05 Apr         No seminar – to avoid clash with BigSkyEarth Training School
29 Mar 16:00 FBLT3 Nick Wrigley Manchester Using e-MERLIN to measure the star-formation rate history of the Universe
22 Mar 16:00 FBLT3 Danielle Fenech UCL The e-MERLIN Legacy Cyg OB2 Radio Survey: Constraining mass-loss and other stories
15 Mar 16:00 FBLT3 Sven Friedemann Bristol Correlated Electrons at the Border of Charge and Magnetic Order in d-Metals
08 Mar 16:00 FBLT3 Gary Fuller Manchester From Dark to Light: Molecular Clouds to Massive Protostars & Clusters
07 Mar 11:00 Le303 Juntai Shen Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS Gas inflow patterns and nuclear rings in barred galaxies
01 Mar 16:00 FBLT3 JHI Postgrads JHI/UCLan 1st Year Postgrad Talks
22 Feb 16:00 FBLT3 Tim Davis Cardiff The dark hearts of galaxies: molecules as dynamical probes of galaxy evolution
15 Feb 16:00 FBLT3 Del Atkinson Durham Physics at the Interface: Current research in thin-film ferromagnetic/non-magnetic systems for spintronics
08 Feb 16:00 FBLT3 John Stott Lancaster KROSS: The KMOS Redshift One Spectroscopic Survey
01 Feb 16:00 FBLT3 Sarah Badman Lancaster Space Weather at Saturn
25 Jan 16:00 FBLT3 Jane Greaves Cardiff Seeing Planets Form
18 Jan 16:00 FBLT3 Yvonne Grunder Liverpool In situ studies of the atomic structure/charge distribution at the electrochemical interface
11 Jan 16:00 FBLT3 James Threlfall St Andrews What can test particles tell us about magnetic reconnection in the solar corona?

Autumn Semester 2016

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
14 Dec 16:00 FBLT3 Maciej Koprowski Hertfordshire IR Luminosity Function to z=4.5 from JCMT and ALMA
01 Dec 16:00 LE002 Shu-ichiro Inutsuka Nagoya Filaments, Shells, and Bubbles: Toward a Galactic View of Star Formation
30 Nov 16:00 FBLT3 Tim Horbury Imperial The solar wind near the Sun
23 Nov 16:00 FBLT3 Rob Crain LJMU Cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of the galaxy population
16 Nov 16:00 FBLT3 Giovanni Costantini Warwick Molecular self-assembly as a means to understand charge transfer at metal-organic interfaces
09 Nov 16:00 FBLT3 George Bendo Manchester Measuring Star Formation Rates Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
02 Nov 16:00 FBLT3 Ralph Schoenrich Oxford Disk galaxy evolution in the era of Gaia
26 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Emily Drabek-Maunder Cardiff HCO+ Detection of Dust-Depleted Gas in the Inner Hole of the LkCa 15 Pre-Transitional Disk
19 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Hem Raj Sharma Liverpool Templated Quasicrystals of Single Elements and Molecules
12 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Mihalis Mathioudakis Queens Belfast Spectropolarimetry of small-scale solar structures in the era of large aperture solar telescopes
05 Oct 14:00 Le110 Chris Kaye JHI/UCLan CARD: Simulating Recollimation Shocks in Astrophysical Jets
05 Oct 16:00 FBLT3 Mikko Tuomi Hertfordshire Planets orbiting M dwarfs in the Solar neighbourhood

Summer Semester 2016

Date Time Room Speaker Home Institute Title
28 Sep 16:00 FBMKC John Kormendy Texas Structure and formation of S0 and spheroidal galaxies
14 Sep 16:00 FBMKC Sandy Lodge JHI/UCLan CARD: Sub-millimetre properties of pre-stellar cores
07 Sep 16:00 FBMKC Will Clarkson Michigan-Dearborn Maximizing Galactic science from LSST
31 Aug 16:00 FBMKC Tom Kirk JHI/UCLan CARD: The relationship between model theoretic and topological invariants of groups definable in NIP theories
24 Aug 16:00 FBMKC Zoe Henderson JHI/UCLan CARD: Water-Cation Interaction in Ionic Liquid Multilayers: a Near-Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study
  16:30 FBMKC Simon Smalley JHI/UCLan CARD: Defected graphene through molecular self assembly
17 Aug 16:00 FBMKC Ben Thompson JHI/UCLan CARD: Turbulent Driven Outflow of Gas in a Galactic Disk
10 Aug 16:00 FBMKC Danny Lee JHI/UCLan CARD: The 3D Topology of the Magnetic Field in the Solar Corona
  16:30 FBMKC Andrew Walker JHI/UCLan CARD: The Link Between X-Class Solar Flares and Torsional Sunspot Rotation
03 Aug 16:00 FBMKC Adam Knowles JHI/UCLan CARD: Testing Theoretical Stellar Spectra and Modelling Stellar Populations
  16:30 FBMKC Steven Bourn JHI/UCLan CARD: Multiferroic Materials and the Magnetoelectric Effect
27 Jul 16:00 FBMKC Anthony Mercer JHI/UCLan CARD: The effect of radiative feedback on disc fragmentation
  16:30 FBMKC Aaron Brocklebank JHI/UCLan CARD: Detectability of Wolf-Rayet stars beyond the Local Group
26 Jul 14:00 Le111 Steven Gough-Kelly JHI/UCLan Creating planetarium presentations in Stellarium
20 Jul 16:00 FBMKC Ben Macfarlane JHI/UCLan CARD: Numerical predictions for the kinematics of FU-Ori type objects
  16:30 FBMKC David Bresnahan JHI/UCLan CARD: Results from the Herschel Gould Belt Survey in Corona Australis
14 Jul 14:00 FBMKC Gareth Boxall Stellenbosch Complex Exponentiation
12 Jul 16:00 FBMKC Rosemary Wyse Johns Hopkins The Structure and Substructure of the Disks and Halo of the Milky Way Galaxy
06 Jul 16:00 FBMKC Sam Earp JHI/UCLan CARD: More galaxy tilting in cosmological simulations
  16:30 FBMKC Bill Swalwell JHI/UCLan CARD: False alarms in the forecasting of solar energetic particle events
22 Jun 16:00 FBMKC Petri Vaisanen SAAO Worth its SALT: recent science from the Southern African Large Telescope
15 Jun 16:00 FBMKC Peter Zelina JHI/UCLan CARD: Time Evolution of Elemental Ratios in Solar Energetic Particle Events
  16:30 FBMKC Dom Bowman J