Welcome to the Astro colloquium page. The seminars are normally held on Wednesday's at noon in the Level 7 conference room David Caro building, School of Physics. Please contact the current seminar organisers Hannah Middleton / Bradley Greig for further details.
 
Date Speaker/Affiliation Title Slides

12 Dec-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. George Angelou
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
TBA -

05 Dec-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Christoph Federrath
ANU
TBA -

28 Nov-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Vanessa Graber
McGill Space Institute, McGill University
TBA -

19 Nov-18
14:15 p.m.
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Prof. Tim de Zeeuw
Leiden University
Integral-field spectroscopy of galaxies -

14 Nov-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Pat Meyers
University of Melbourne
Newtonian noise studies for future generation gravitational-wave detectors -

12 Nov-18
11:30 a.m.
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Jacob Svensmark
Niels Bohr Institite
Cosmoclimatology - How cosmic rays connect to clouds and climate -

08 Nov-18
15:30 p.m.
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Dr. Gioia Rau
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
How to tackle a giant Star: multi-wavelength studies of cool, evolved stars using HST and VLTI

07 Nov-18
14 p.m.
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Dr. Marisa Geyer
Square Kilometer Array, South Africa
MeerKAT inaugurated -

02 Nov-18
12 p.m.
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Ruby Byrne
University of Washington
Fundamental Limitations on the Calibration of Redundant 21-cm Cosmology Instruments

31 Oct-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Julie Currie
RMIT
Space Weather: How space affects our day-to-day life -

24 Oct-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Trevor Mendel
ANU
The stellar kinematics and star-formation histories of high-redshift galaxies -

17 Oct-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Valentin Christiaens
Monash University
Observing the birth of planets

10 Oct-18
12 p.m.
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Alex Saffer
Montana State University
The Exterior Spacetime of Relativistic Stars in Quadratic Gravity

03 Oct-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Greg Ashton
Monash University
Astrophysical inference and transient gravitational wave astronomy

26 Sep-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Kendall Ackley
Monash University
The Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy: GOTO and the challenge of transients

19 Sep-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Benjamin Davis
Swinburne University
Black Hole Mass Scaling Relations for Spiral Galaxies

12 Sep-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Emily Wisnioski
ANU
Tracing high-z galaxy kinematics from turbulent disks to quenched spheroids -

07 Sep-18
11 a.m.
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Dr. Anthony Van Eysden
Montana State University
Are neutron stars turbulent?

29 Aug-18
12 p.m.
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Sarah Hegarty
Swinburne University
Designing for Discovery in Astronomy's Data-Intensive Era

22 Aug-18
12 p.m.
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Marshall Styczinski
University of Washington
Constraining asymmetry in Europa's oceans -

16 Aug-18
14 p.m.
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Dr. Lucy Forman
Curtin University
Exploring the effects of crystallographic orientation on shock features in Martian meteorites: how does the orientation of a crystal affect how it bends or breaks? -

08 Aug-18
12 p.m.
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Associate Prof Rob Wittenmyer
University of Southern Queensland
New frontiers in exoplanetary and stellar astrophysics with Australian observational facilities

01 Aug-18
12 p.m.
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Lisa Drummond
University of Melbourne
Pulsar glitches and vortex tangles: a neutron star super-mixture -

25 Jul-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Matthew Pitkin
University of Glasgow
Pulsars as gravitational wave sources

18 Jul-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Tyrone Woods
Monash University
Titans of the Early Universe: The origin of the most massive, high-redshift quasars

11 Jul-18
12 p.m.
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Shintaro Yoshiura
Kumamoto University
Detectability of 21cm signal during the Epoch of Reionization with 21cm-LAE cross correlation -

02 Jul-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Sarah White
Curtin University
The most powerful radio-sources in the southern hemisphere

13 Jun-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Grant Meadors
Monash University
Precession measurability in black hole binary coalescences

06 Jun-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Nichole Barry
University of Melbourne
Enhancing EoR limits - spectral accuracy of the MWA

23 May-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Andy Casey
Monash University
The lithium-rich giant star puzzle

17 May-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Michelle Cluver
Swinburne University
Closing in on the HIdden universe

09 May-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Maria Kapala
University of Cape Town
[CII] as a SFR tracer in M31 and M51: A ~constant photoelectric heating efficiency links [CII] 158 um with young stars -

02 May-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Andra Stroe
European Southern Observatory, Garching
When Galaxy Clusters Collide: Shocking tales of structure formation

26 Apr-18
12 p.m.
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Br. Guy Consolmagno
Vatican Observatory
Vesta and the Chaotic Formation of Planets

18 Apr-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Dimitri Veras
University of Warwick
The growing field of post-main-sequence exoplanetary science

11 Apr-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Vid Irsic
University of Washington
Small scale structure of the IGM: A Dark Matter Tale

29 Mar-18
2.30 p.m.
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Dr. Jennifer Wiseman
NASA Goddard
The Hubble Space Telescope: 28 Years of Cosmic Discovery -

28 Mar-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Jade Powell
Swinburne University
Parameter Estimation and Model Selection of Gravitational Wave Signals Contaminated by Transient Detector Noise Glitches

21 Mar-18
12 p.m.
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Ben Forrest
Texas A&M University
Using Composite Spectral Energy Distributions to Characterize Galaxy Populations at 1<z<4

15 Mar-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Pascal Elahi
The University of Western Australia
Simulating GENESIS: The ASTRO 3D Theory programme -

14 Mar-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Ryan Shannon
Swinburne University
The fast radio bursts population as observed by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder

07 Mar-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Stefan Oslowski
Swinburne University
Pulsar timing arrays

28 Feb-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Yvonne Wong
University of New South Wales
Neutrino cosmology -

21 Feb-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Christopher Usher
Liverpool John Moores University
Using Globular Cluster Stellar Populations to Understand Galaxy Formation -

14 Feb-18
12 p.m.
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Dr. Themiya Nanayakkara
Leiden Observatory
Hunting for the first stars I: Attempts to demystify He II with MUSE

07 Feb-18
3 p.m.
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Kathryn Grasha
University of Massachusetts
Hierarchical Star Formation Across Space and Time with Star Clusters from LEGUS -

23 Jan-18
12 p.m.
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Prof. Mark Walker
Manly Astrophysics
Stars and scintillations

12 Dec-17
1 p.m.
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Lilli Sun
University of Melbourne
Search for continuous gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars

11 Dec-17
2.15 p.m.
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Liju Philip
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Searching for cosmic dawn from the sub-Antarctic

22 Nov-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Bradley Greig
University of Melbourne
Interpreting the astrophysics of reionisation within a Bayesian framework using 21CMMC

14 Nov-17
3 p.m.
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Dr. Daniel Gruen
SLAC / KIPAC / Stanford University
Weak Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey

08 Nov-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Rachael Livermore
University of Melbourne
Harnessing the Power of Gravitational Lensing

01 Nov-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Simon Stevenson
Swinburne University
Insights into binary black hole formation from gravitational waves

25 Oct-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Thomas Collett
Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG), Univ. of Portsmouth
Probing Fundamental Physics with Strong Gravitational Lensing

11 Oct-17
12 p.m.
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Prof. Jeremy Mould
Swinburne University
How standard is the standard candle? -

04 Oct-17
12 p.m.
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Luz Ángela Garcia
Swinburne University
HI and metal absorption lines during the Epoch of Reionization

27 Sep-17
12 p.m.
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Prof. Csaba Balazs
Monash University
Stochastic gravitational waves in the reach of aLIGO? -

20 Sep-17
12 p.m.
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Prof. Darren Croton
Swinburne University
The many lives of AGN II: the formation and evolution of radio jets and their impact on galaxy evolution

13 Sep-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Helen Brand
Australian Synchrotron
Shining a light on planetary processes

06 Sep-17
12.30 p.m.
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Dr. Duane Hamacher
Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
The Science and Astronomy of Indigenous Australians -

06 Sep-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Javier Mejuto
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Ancient and living Mesoamerican Skies

30 Aug-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Eric Thrane
Monash University
After GW150914: gravitational-wave astronomy in the era of routine detection

09 Aug-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Stuart Sim
Queen's University Belfast, UK
Modelling thermonuclear supernovae: how to blow up a white dwarf star

02 Aug-17
12 p.m.
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Prof. Garth Illingworth
University of California Santa Cruz
Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn: Exploring the First Billion Years with Hubble and Spitzer - Implications for JWST

26 Jul-17
10 a.m.
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Dr. Arna Karick
Freelance Astronomy & Scientific Computing Consultant
Building a community of tech savvy astronomers

21 Jul-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Brice Ménard
Johns Hopkins University
De-projecting astronomical surveys

19 Jul-17
12 p.m.
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Prof. Matthew Colless
Australian National University
The Taipan Galaxy Survey

21 Jun-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Adam Deller
Swinburne University
Radio pulsars: the physics lab with a catch

14 Jun-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Alessia Moretti
INAF-OaPD
Star formation quenching in cluster galaxies from integrated and spatially resolved spectra

07 Jun-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. David Parkinson
University of Queensland
Testing for tensions between datasets

31 May-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Tiantian Yuan
Australian National University
Spiral Arm Formation at Redshift 2 -

24 May-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Camila Correa
Leiden University
Morphology and color of EAGLE galaxy population -

17 May-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Amr Hassan
Swinburne University
Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) -

10 May-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Nikki Nielsen
Swinburne University
The Geometry and Kinematics of Circumgalactic Gas

05 May-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Emma Ryan Weber
Swinburne University
Galaxies & Intergalactic Metals at the Conclusion of Reionization

03 May-17
2 p.m.
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Dr. Yuval Birnboim
Hebrew University of Jerusalem / ANU
Cold flows in haloes and filaments; when they occur, and how they interact with haloes and galaxies

26 Apr-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. IxanDr.a Achitouv
Swinburne University
What can we learn from averaging cosmological observables in different environments?

05 Apr-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Federico Bianchini
University of Melbourne
Cross-correlation in the high-z sky: the Planck and Herschel case

15 Mar-17
12 p.m.
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Prof. Colin Norman
Johns Hopkins university
The Circumgalactic Medium in Absorption Lines using HST COS -

01 Mar-17
12 p.m.
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Dr. Steen Hansen
University of Copenhagen - Dark Cosmology Centre
Measuring a dynamical aspect of dark matter - the velocity anisotropy