School of Physics and Astronomy

Seminars and Colloquia

 We have several regular seminars and a colloquium series. Please see here for a list of recent and forthcoming events.

The Colloquium series of the School of Physics and Astronomy aims to attract high profile speakers on topics of broad interest in Physics. A number of the talks are on cutting edge research by physics academics, while others are from speakers with training in physics but pursuing interesting careers outside academia. The audience for the colloquia is diverse, including faculty, post-docs, PhD students as well as undergraduates. We ask speakers to keep a good part of the talks broadly accessible to advanced undergraduates. In its current incarnation, the SPA Colloquium Series follows in the tradition of Departmental seminars previously organised by Prof. John Charap; see here for a complete list of these seminars dating back to 1965.

There are Astronomy Seminars on Fridays during term time, currently starting at 2.30pm. The seminars cover a wide range of topics of current astronomical and astrophysical interest. Full-time MSc students are strongly encouraged to attend; part-time students are most welcome to attend if their schedules permit. Astronomy Seminars do not take place on the second Friday of the month (October - May) because of Royal Astronomical Society meetings on those days.

The London Cosmology and Relativity Seminar takes place on Wednesdays during term time, at 2.30pm. This is a technical seminar series run by our Relativity and Cosmology group, and is preceded by the cosmology journal club. See here for a list of upcoming seminars.

The Postgraduate Astronomy Seminar runs at 4pm on Fridays after the main Astronomy seminar, and MSc students are very welcome to attend.