School of Physics and Astronomy

Past events

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Cosmology with the world’s leading dark energy experiments
16 November 2018

CANCELLED -- Astronomy Unit Seminar -- James McLaughlin
2 November 2018

Astronomy Unit Seminar - The origin of small scale structures in protoplanetary discs
26 October 2018

Astronomy Unit Seminar -- New prospects in numerical relativity: Black-hole binaries in Einstein-dilaton Gauss-Bonnet gravity
19 October 2018

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Uncovering the First Stars
5 October 2018

Astronomy Unit Seminar - How to Form the First Planets?
28 September 2018

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Examining Low Mass Galaxy Evolution Through SDSS-IV Manga Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy
27 April 2018

Listening to Einstein’s Universe
9 March 2018

Magnetic Reconnection: Recent Progress from Magnetospheric Multiscale Satellite Observations
2 March 2018

Oscillations and symmetry breaking in simple models for polymerisation
23 February 2018

Resonant Shattering Flares as Counterparts to GW Chirps
16 February 2018

TBC
15 December 2017

TBC
1 December 2017

TBC
27 November 2017

TBC
17 November 2017

TBC
3 November 2017

TBC
27 October 2017

TBC
20 October 2017

SNIFFING ALIEN ATMOSPHERES: EXOPLANET SPECTROPHOTOMETRY (FROM GROUND-, AIRBORNE- AND SPACE-BASED OBSERVATORIES)
6 October 2017

N2 ICE GLACIATION ON PLUTO - THE WHAT'S, THE WHERE'S, THE HOW'S AND THE WHY'S
18 July 2017

Diversity of Planetary Systems via Pebble Accretion
31 March 2017

Variability of WD1145+17
24 March 2017

Dynamics of the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn
17 March 2017

The Galactic Centre: a template for understanding star formation and feedback in a high-pressure environment
3 March 2017

Three-Dimensional Oscillatory Magnetic Reconnection
24 February 2017

THE ORION RADIO ALL-STARS: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN STELLAR RADIO ASTRONOMY
17 February 2017

The CONSERT experiment on Rosetta, what it did and what was deduced about the nucleus of comet 67/P
3 February 2017

SEEING PLANETS FORM
27 January 2017

The molecular nature of planet-forming disks in the era of ALMA
20 January 2017

THE MOLECULAR NATURE OF PLANET-FORMING DISKS IN THE ERA OF ALMA
20 January 2017

POSTPONED
9 December 2016

SOLAR FLARES AND ENERGETIC PARTICLES
2 December 2016

Interstellar Dust Chemistry and Catalysis
18 November 2016

PARTICLE ACCELERATION AT ASTROPHYSICAL SHOCKS - A MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH
4 November 2016

Transverse Velocity Perturbations In Solar Coronal Loops
28 October 2016

1000 days of Gaia: DR1
21 October 2016

CANCELLED
7 October 2016

A Unified Nonlinear Stochastic Time Series Analysis for Climate Science
30 September 2016

Kronoseismology: using Saturn's rings to probe the planet's interior
1 July 2016

Connecting the chemical properties of exoplanets and their atmospheres to planet formation
10 June 2016

Cloud Formation and Hydrodynamics on Short-Period Extrasolar Planets
3 June 2016

Gaps and Spirals in Protoplanetary Disks
29 April 2016

Cosmology with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), Room 516
23 March 2016

Cosmology with the Lyman-alpha forest
18 March 2016

Disformal couplings in cosmology and astrophysics, Room 516
16 March 2016

Entanglement Entropy and Conical Singularities
9 March 2016

Astrochemistry as a tool: From massive star formation to pre-biotic chemistry
4 March 2016

Supermassive Binary Black Holes
26 February 2016

Conformal invariance in momentum space, Room 610
24 February 2016

Low-noise particle simulations of plasma physics using particle methods
19 February 2016

Astrophysical signatures of axions, Room 516
17 February 2016

Black branes without translational symmetry
10 February 2016

Internal Gravity Waves in Massive Stars
5 February 2016

Hydrodynamic simulations of rotating and non-rotating black holes, Room 516
3 February 2016

Kinetic instabilities and plasma turbulence in the expanding solar wind: observations and simulations
29 January 2016

PRIMORDIAL NON-GAUSSIANITY IN THE LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE, ROOM 516
27 January 2016

ON MERCURY'S ENTRAPMENT INTO ITS 3:2 SPIN-ORBIT RESONANCE
22 January 2016

Understanding the Formation of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes: Perspectives from Wide-Field Galaxy Surveys, Room 516
20 January 2016

Fast magnetoacoustic wave trains in the solar corona
15 January 2016

Conformal properties of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter spacetime, Room 516
13 January 2016

SELF-CONSISTENT CASTAING DISTRIBUTIONS FOR SOLAR WIND TURBULENT FLUCTUATIONS
10 December 2015

Stochastic cosmological lensing Room 516
9 December 2015

Extended MHD models for black hole accretion
4 December 2015

QUANTUM GRAVITY CONSTRAINTS ON COSMIC INFLATION
2 December 2015

Direct Dark Matter searches with the LUX and LZ experiments
27 November 2015

THE DARK ENERGY SURVEY: status, current results, and mocks.
25 November 2015

The endpoint of black ring instabilities and the weak cosmic censorship conjecture
25 November 2015

Ultracompact Minihalos as Probes of Small-Scale Cosmology
20 November 2015

Hemispherical power asymmetry from a scale dependent bispectrum - Donough Regan
18 November 2015

A stiff Higgstory of the Universe
16 November 2015

An Astrophysical View of the Emergence of Terrestrial Vertebrates
6 November 2015

Symmetries in non-attractor inflation
4 November 2015

Cosmological constraints on Dark Matter properties
4 November 2015

Modelling Realistic Large Scale Cosmic Structures with Exact Solutions of General Relativity
30 October 2015

Weak Gravitational Lensing of The Cosmic Microwave Background
28 October 2015

Bayesian Model Comparison in Astronomy and Cosmology
23 October 2015

SCREENED THEORIES OF GRAVITY IN 3D - GALAXY CLUSTERING AND WEAK LENSING
21 October 2015

Topological Analysis of Astrophysical-Geophysical Flows
16 October 2015

THE NATURE OF VOIDS: THEORY, SIMULATION AND COSMOLOGY
14 October 2015

How to model lensing due to the small-scale structure of the Universe?
14 October 2015

NON-GAUSSIANITY: ASYMMETRY AND SQUEEZED LIMITS
7 October 2015

CO snowline migration through planet-forming regions
2 October 2015

Black holes and the separate universe problem: 40 years on
30 September 2015

CANCELLED
25 September 2015

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Directional Dependence of The Local Estimation of H0 and The Nonperturbative Effects of Primordial Curvature Perturbations
10 June 2015

SEEKING THE SIGNATURES OF FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS AND THE COSMIC EXPANSION IN GALAXY PROPERTIES
5 June 2015

Constructing N-body Simulations with General Relativistic Dynamics
27 May 2015

Inertial, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities of the Bickley jet
25 May 2015

Single Versus Multifield Inflation After Planck
20 May 2015

Constraining the early universe with primordial black holes
13 May 2015

(Super)voids, CMB coldspots and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect
6 May 2015

RECONSTRUCTING LINEAR BARYON ACOUSTIC OSCILLATIONS
29 April 2015

Varying Vacuum Energy of a Self-Interacting Scalar Field (TBC)
22 April 2015

Probing the Nature of Inflation
1 April 2015

E-B component separation in CMB polarization and fast simulations of CMB maps.
25 March 2015

Bridging the gap between small and large scales: a nonlinear post-Friedmann framework for relativistic structure formation
18 March 2015

Weak lensing: promise and problems
11 March 2015

Lagrangian coordinate approaches for cosmological large-scale flows
4 March 2015

Einstein's signature in large-scale structure: non-Gaussianity, scale-dependent bias and GR
25 February 2015

SOFT LIMITS IN HOLOGRAPHIC COSMOLOGY (BASED ON ARXIV:1412.1874)
18 February 2015

Weak Lensing : past, present and future
15 February 2015

Infrared modifications of gravity, the Vainshtein mechanism and strong coupling - David Stefanyszyn
11 February 2015

Are Two Metrics Better Than One?: The Cosmology of Massive (Bi)gravity
4 February 2015

Discrete Spacetime and Fluctuating Lambda
28 January 2015

Two-dimensional magneto-hydrodynamics at zero Prandtl number
25 January 2015

NON-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRIES IN TRANSFORMATION OPTICS
21 January 2015

Complexity in inflation
14 January 2015

A PERSPECTIVE ON BLACK HOLE HORIZONS FROM THE QUANTUM CHARGED PARTICLE
3 December 2014

A dezornification of the proof of the existence of a maximal Cauchy development for the Einstein equations
26 November 2014

MODELS FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM COMPACT BINARIES
19 November 2014

Challenges in Gravitational-Wave Modelling and Parameter Estimation of Compact Binary systems
5 November 2014

Gravitational Waves and the Cosmological Constant
22 October 2014

PRIMORDIAL BLACK HOLE PRODUCTION DURING PREHEATING
15 October 2014

Perturbations and Conservation in Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi Cosmology
8 October 2014

The Higgs and Inflation
1 October 2014

The discovery of primordial B-mode polarization
13 June 2014

The discovery of primordial B-mode polarization
13 June 2014

Small-Scale CMB Cosmology: ACT, Planck and Beyond
4 June 2014

Axion Dark Matter from Inflation to Galaxy Formation
28 May 2014

Asymptotics and big bang singularities - two sides of the same coin
21 May 2014

Black Holes and the Generalized Uncertainty Principle
14 May 2014

Gravity: the emergent perspective
26 March 2014

RELATIVISTIC EFFECTS IN LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE
19 March 2014

Black holes as observatories for beyond-standard model physics
12 March 2014

Ultrarelativistic Soliton Collisions, Numerical Experiments and All That
5 March 2014

NON-LINEAR EFFECTS ON PRIMORIDAL MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATION
26 February 2014

Cosmological dynamics for scalar fields with kinetic corrections
19 February 2014

MULTI-GRAVITY
12 February 2014

A Gravitational Origin of the Arrows of Time
5 February 2014

Cosmic distance scale measurements with BOSS galaxies
29 January 2014

M-FLATION, SIGNATURES AND ADVANTAGES
22 January 2014

Applications of Vesture of Harmonic Maps to General Relativity and Cosmology
11 December 2013

The complex stellar populations of Galactic (and extragalactic?) globular clusters
6 December 2013

SPACETIMES OF EMBEDDING CLASS TWO & SPACETIMES WITH CONSTANT WEYL EIGENVALUES
4 December 2013

Planck's View of The Origin of Cosmic Structure
29 November 2013

Density inhomogeneities in scalar field cosmologies: a dynamical system approach
27 November 2013

Local models of warped astrophysical discs
22 November 2013

Gravitational waves from the sound of a first order phase transition
20 November 2013

The chemistry of exo-terrestrial material in evolved planetary systems
15 November 2013

An exact treatment of back-reaction in relativistic cosmology
13 November 2013

Can you detect dark energy in the laboratory?
6 November 2013

SOUNDING STARS AND THE SEARCH FOR NEW WORLDS---RESULTS FROM THE NASA KEPLER MISSION
1 November 2013

Dynamics in anti-de Sitter spacetimes
30 October 2013

MICROPHYSICS IN ASTROPHYSICAL PLASMAS: SO WHAT?
25 October 2013

Anisotropic Gravitational Wave Background from Preheating
23 October 2013

THE ORIGIN AND NATURE OF MOLECULAR EMISSION IN GALAXIES
18 October 2013

NEWTONIAN AND POST-NEWTONIAN COSMOLOGY: C → ∞ AND BEYOND
16 October 2013

Equations of Motion of Schwarzschild, Reissner-Nordstrom and Kerr Particles
9 October 2013

PROBING THE ATMOSPHERE OF HOT EXOPLANETS WITH THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
4 October 2013

Equilibrium and Stability of Collisionless Current Sheets
27 September 2013

NONLINEAR MASSIVE GRAVITY AND COSMOLOGY
25 June 2013

The evolving block universe
19 June 2013

NONLINEAR EFFECTS IN THE FAST-MODE MHD WAVE PROPAGATION IN THE SOLAR CORONAL PLASMA
7 June 2013

Doppler detection of low mass multi-planet systems around nearby stars
24 May 2013

Accelerating the universe with massive gravity
22 May 2013

Atmospheric Turbulence and Bumpy Flights
17 May 2013

THE PROBLEM OF TIME IN QUANTUM GRAVITY
15 May 2013

From Small-Scale To Large-Scale Dynamos Driven By Rotating Convection
15 May 2013

QUANTUM RESOLUTION OF TIMELIKE SINGULARITIES IN STATIC AND CONFORMALLY STATIC SPACETIMES
8 May 2013

Evolution and consequences of the magnetic field in protoplanetary discs
3 May 2013

SOME MUSINGS ON SCIENCE IN GENERAL AND ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS IN PARTICULAR, WITH REMARKS ON DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION WITHIN THE SUN AND ON JUPITER
22 March 2013

NEW THEORIES OF GRAVITY (CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND GENERAL RELATIVITY)
20 March 2013

The Case for Testing Modified Gravity in the Solar System
6 March 2013

Dust and gas in the interstellar medium
1 March 2013

STABILITY AND INSTABILITY FOR ASYMPTOTICALLY ANTI DE SITTER BLACK HOLES
27 February 2013

Direct Statistical Simulation of Astrophysical Fluids
22 February 2013

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Superhorizon Perturbations: Beyond DeltaN Formalism
20 February 2013

Constraining the small scale perturbations in a big universe
13 February 2013

PARAMETERIZED APPROACHES TO MODIFIED GRAVITY
6 February 2013

Statistical mechanics of Jupiter jets and vortices
1 February 2013

Conformal methods and the global analysis of spacetimes
30 January 2013

SPECIAL SEMINAR (JOINT WITH DSSP): RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING
29 January 2013

Astronomy Unit Seminars
25 January 2013

Two-Dimensional Magneto-Hydrodynamics at Zero Prandtl Number
25 January 2013

SPIDER, CMB POLARISATION AND GALACTIC MICROWAVE FOREGROUND EMISSION
23 January 2013

Characterisation of Unbound Asteroid Pairs
18 January 2013

NON-GAUSSIANITY AND HYBRID POTENTIALS
16 January 2013

Einstein-Cartan Theory as an Averaged Theory of Gravity
12 December 2012

Astrobiological and Planetary Science Benefits of Human Space Exploration
12 December 2012

Probing The Physics Of Inflation
5 December 2012

Stochastic and Approximate Hardware for Numerical Simulation
30 November 2012

MEASURES OF ACCELERATION IN COSMOLOGY
28 November 2012

MAGNETOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE COUPLING AT SATURN
23 November 2012

There and Back Again... A Tale About Two-Field Inflation and Non-Gaussianity
21 November 2012

MODELLING PLANETARY MAGNETODISCS
16 November 2012

Quantum Field Theory on a Black Hole Space-time in Higher Dimensions
14 November 2012

THE MOTION OF SMALL BODIES IN CURVED SPACETIME: AN INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITATIONAL SELF-FORCE
7 November 2012

Investigation of collisionless reconnection using a Vlasov code
2 November 2012

TBC
31 October 2012

Black Holes, the Generalized Uncertainty Principle and Higher Dimensions
31 October 2012

Of Cocktail Parties and Exoplanets: Data analysis in Exoplanetary Spectroscopy
26 October 2012

NON-ADIABATIC PRESSURE IN MULTI-FIELD INFLATION
19 October 2012

PENROSE INEQUALITIES AND THE STABILITY OF NON-UNIFORM BLACK STRINGS
17 October 2012

Inflation with curved field-space
10 October 2012

Investigating giant planet atmospheres from space and in the lab
5 October 2012

MODIFIED GRAVITY FROM ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATIONS
28 September 2012

Cosmological Perturbations: Isocurvature, Vorticity and Magnetic Fields
26 September 2012

Inertial Alfvén wave acceleration of electrons in solar & astrophysical plasmas
21 September 2012

Effective Field Theory of Multi-Field Inflation à la Weinberg
11 July 2012

Black Holes in a Universe from higher dimensions
27 June 2012

SPITZER AND HERSCHEL STUDIES OF THE LIFE CYCLE OF GAS AND DUST IN THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS
8 June 2012

Gauss-Bonnet braneworld redux: A novel scenario for the bouncing universe
6 June 2012

Constraining intermediate mass black holes with cosmological microlensing
1 June 2012

SELF-CONSISTENT INITIAL CONDITIONS FOR PRIMORDIAL BLACK HOLE FORMATION
23 May 2012

The abundance of lithium in old halo stars: a challenge for big bang nucleosynthesis
18 May 2012

Axisymmetric Black Holes
9 May 2012

VISTA: Recent Results
4 May 2012

High-velocity collision of particles around a Kerr black hole
2 May 2012

The dynamics of Saturn’s small satellites
30 March 2012

The dynamics of Saturn’s small satellites
30 March 2012

Testing The Foundations of The Concordance Model of Cosmology
23 March 2012

The death of solar systems: searching for old planets around white dwarfs
22 March 2012

RAS MEETING TALK PRACTICE
22 March 2012

Collisionless magnetic reconnection: what we have learned from recent space observations
16 March 2012

Collisionless magnetic reconnection: what we have learned from recent space observations
16 March 2012

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Sounding The Stars with Asteroseismology: New Results and Challenges In The Era Of Corot and Kepler
24 February 2012

THE SEARCH FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES IN THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND
17 February 2012

The hunt for Earth-II
3 February 2012

Strange weather: observing the atmospheres of the giant planets
27 January 2012