Keele Astrophysics Group

Seminar Programme


The seminars are on Wednesdays at 4.00 p.m. in the Lennard-Jones lecture hall (LJ1.75) and sometimes in the LJ Library (LJ1.25). All welcome.

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2017/18 Programme

  • 8 November 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Carlos Contreras
    University of Exeter
    Eruptive Variable Protostars from VVV


  • 22 November 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Tamara Rogers
    Newcastle University
    Internal Gravity Waves in Massive Stars

    Internal Gravity Waves (IGW) can lead to angular momentum transport and chemical mixing in stellar interiors. In this talk I will present numerical simulations of these waves in massive stars and discuss how they might contribute to the understanding of a variety of observational mysteries.

  • 6 December 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Ilya Mandel
    University of Birmingham
    TBA

  • 10 January 2018, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    TBA


  • 24 January 2018, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Suzanne Aigrain
    Oxford University
    TBA

  • 21 February 2018, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Aprajita Verma
    Oxford University
    TBA

  • 7 March 2018, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Chris Wareing
    University of Leeds
    TBA

  • 21 March 2018, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Anna Lisa Varri
    University of Edinburgh
    TBA


  • If you would like to give a talk in our seminar programme, please contact Nick Wright (n.j.wright AT keele.ac.uk).


Past seminars (2016/17)

  • 12 October 2016, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Giovanni Rosotti
    University of Cambridge
    Studying planet formation in the era of ALMA

  • 26 October 2016, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Saida Caballero-Nieves
    Sheffield University
    A Binary View of Massive Stars

  • 9 November 2016, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Jose Groh
    Trinity College Dublin
    The surprising look of massive stars before death

  • 23 November 2016, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Katharine Johnston
    Leeds University
    Accretion disks around massive stars: the revolution with ALMA

  • 7 December 2016, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Chris Copperwheat
    Liverpool John Moores University
    The Large Robotic Telescope: a facility for the new era of time domain astronomy

  • 25 January 2017,11am, room LJ 1.25
    Fabian Schneider
    Oxford University
    Magnetic Massive Stars

  • 1 February 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Dirk Froebrich
    Kent University
    Investigations of Star Formation with the UKIRT Widefield Infrared Survey for H2

  • 15 February 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Bernhard Mueller
    Queen's University Belfast
    Understanding the Explosions of Massive Stars

  • 22 March 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.01
    Valentina Braito
    Brera Observatory
    Mapping AGN winds and circumnuclear absorbers from the smallest to the largest scales

  • 3 May 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    Isabelle Baraffe
    University of Exeter
    A new generation of multi-dimensional stellar structure models

  • 10 May 2017, 4pm, room LJ 1.75
    John Beckman
    IAC Tenerife
    The GHaFaS Fabry-Perot system on the WHT: Radioastronomy at Optical Wavelengths

  • Emily Brunsden
    York University
    Spectroscopic Mode Identification of Gamma Doradus Stars