SIfA Seminars

Seminars are held weekly typically on Fridays at 11am-12pm in LT5 at the School of Physics building (A28). If you wish to give a talk or presentation please email Jesse van de Sande, Apsem Jibrail, or Shourya Khanna

Unfortunately, we do not have general funds available to cover travel or accommodation costs. If you would like to give a talk or are scheduled at a time that you will be away please let us know ASAP. If you have students or visitors that are going to have interesting topics to talk about please dob them in. Let us know if you will be giving a long (~45min) or short (~20min) talk, so we can have either 2 short talks or 1 long talk each week.

Listed below are this years seminars.

Abstracts are located here.


2017 Seminars

Date Time Speaker Title

Dec 5

11:00

Raffaella Morganti (Astron/Kapteyn institute for astronomy)

Cold gas outflows and life-cycle of radio galaxies

Nov 24

11:00

Caroline Foster (USyd)

The true shape of galaxies

Nov 17

11:00

Thorsten Tepper Garcia (USyd)

TBA

Nov 10

11:00

Joss Bland-Hawthorn (USyd)

TBA

Nov 3

11:00

Elaine Sadler (USyd)

TBA

Oct 27

11:00

Lucia Armillotta (ANU)

The origin and fate of the multiphase circumgalactic medium of disc galaxies

Oct 20

11:00

James Allison (USyd)

The history of cold gas in the Universe using the SKA

Oct 12

15:00

15:30


Mark Edwards (Honours Talk)

Alison Wong (Honours Talk)

A Nest of Dragons: what lies at the heart of "2XMM J160050.7-514245"?

Genetically engineering vampires to pin down giants

Oct 10

15:00

15:30


Victor Demcsak (Honours Talk)

Matthew Keen (Honours Talk)

The Current Configurations of Multiple Three-Dimensional Nulls

Asteroseismology of Subgiant Stars: A Study of Mixed Modes

Oct 6

11:00

11:30


Rajesh Ayer (Honours Talk)

Martin Sticka (Honours Talk)

The last thing you see: A computational physics journey into a Schwarzschild black hole

The View from Bell's Spaceships

Sep 22

11:00

Anthony Cheetham (University of Geneva)

TBA

Sep 15

11:00

Rebecca McElroy (USyd)

Active galaxies in the local universe: feedback, variability, and triggering

Aug 25

11:00

11:20

11:40


Alair (Qing-shan) Yu (Nanjing Student)

Trina (Sui-nan) Zhang (Nanjing Student)

Di Wang (Nanjing Student)

Simulations of Fiber Bragg Grating

Identify interlopers in radio transient survey with the Murchison Widefield Array

Do radio jets truncate gas in external galaxies?

Aug 18

11:00

Jorge Moreno (Pomona College)

Galaxy Mergers on FIRE

Aug 17

15:00

Bjoern Schaefer (Heidelberg University)

Weak cosmic lensing and the intrinsic alignment of galaxies

Aug 11

11:00

Sabine Bellstedt (Swinburne University of Technology)

SLUGGS Survey - Exploring lenticular galaxy formation via stellar kinematics.

Aug 4

11:00

Garth Illingworth (UCO / Lick Observatory) *

Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn: Exploring the First Billion Years with Hubble and Spitzer - Implications for JWST

July 28

11:00

Emily Leiner (University of Wisconsin)

Blue Stragglers and Other Stellar Curiosities

July 21

11:00

Jean-Pierre (J-P) Macquart (Curtin)

CRAFT Fast Radio Bursts

July 7

11:00

Samuel Richards (NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center)

Operating a flying observatory

June 23

11:00

Stuart Ryder (AAO/ITSO)

International telescope access in 2018: More than just ESO

June 22

14:00

Liam David

Honours Talk

June 16

11:00

11:30


Sven Buder from (MPIA)

Yuan Sen Ting from (ANU)

The Galah survey - how to provide stellar properties from 1 million stellar spectra for chemical tagging

Unravelling the history of the Milky Way through chemical tagging

June 9

-

10:30

10:50

11:10

11:30


Senior Special Project Talks

Isaac Tesfaye

Aleksa Sarai

Charlotte Avery

Umang Malik

-

Analysis of mixed modes in solar-like oscillators

Automated Halo Photometry with Kepler/K2

Linking Kinematic and Morphological Features in Galaxies Across the Hubble Tuning Fork with CALIFA

Modelling Metallicity Gradients in Galaxies

June 2

11:00

Vanessa Moss

Galactic ecosystems: Tracing neutral hydrogen and its evolution across the Universe

May 26

11:00

David Rupke

Do Supermassive Black Holes Help to Regulate Galaxy Evolution and Black Hole Growth?

May 19

11:00

David Kaplan (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Learning from the Shklovskii Effect: Understanding “Fast” Millisecond Pulsar Binaries

May 16

11:00

Farhad Yusef-Zadeh (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University)

Star Formation near the Supermassive Black Hole Sgr A*

May 12

11:00

Yuval Birnboim (Racah Institute of Physics The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Cold flows in haloes and filaments; when they occur, and how they interact with haloes and galaxies

May 11

15:00

Pascal Elahi (ICRAR, UWA)

SURFS: Synthetic UniveRses For Surveys

May 4

15:00

15:25

Honours Talk: Kathryn ROSS

Honours Talk: Jing LI

Supervisor Peter Tuthill

Supervisor Julia Bryant

April 28

11:00

Jack Singal (University of Richmond, USA)

The Cosmic Radio Background: Six(ty) Years of an Enigma

April 21

11:00

Cath Trott (Curtin University)

Exploring the Epoch of Reionisation with current and future low-frequency radio telescopes

April 13

11:00

Johannes Buchner (MPE)

The growth of supermassive black holes over cosmic time

April 7

11:00

Christene Lynch (Usyd)

Characterising stellar and planetary magnetic fields via low-frequency radio astronomy

April 1

11:00

Leonardo Vanzi (The Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)

Zen and the art of building astronomical instruments... (in Chile!)

March 24

11:00

Alpha Mastrano (USyd)

Constraining internal neutron star magnetic field strengths and configuration

March 17

11:00

Steven Janowiecki (ICRAR-UWA)

Gas and star formation in galaxies: the role of environment and (almost) dark galaxies

March 10

11:00

Hans-Walter Rix * (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy)

How the Milky Way Shaped Its Disk

March 3

11:00

Geoff Vasil (Usyd)

Introducing Dedalus: An efficient, accurate, and flexible toolkit for computational astrophysics.

Feb 24

11:00

Lars Hernquist * , (Harvard University, CfA)

Next Generation Cosmological Simulations: Galaxy Assembly and Evolution

Feb 3

11:00

Gary Hill (The University of Texas at Austin)

HETDEX: the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, VIRUS, and the evolution of dark energy

Jan 27

11:00

Kinwah Wu (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL)

Dynamics of a fast spinning neutron star around a massive black hole

Jan 20

11:00

Evangelia Tremou (Michigan State University)

Constraints on Intermediate Mass Black Holes through an extensive sample of Globular Clusters in Milky Way

* Funded through the Dick Hunstead Gift.