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Schedule:

Date / Place Discussion leader Topic / Paper Additional Info
Friday, Aug. 5th 2016
13:00
Dan Kennefick "The Density Wave Theory of Spiral Arms in Disk Galaxies: The Role of Theory-Testing"

Guest speaker
Thursday, Dec. 17th 2015
13:30
David Mulcahy "Observing nearby spiral galaxies with LOFAR"

Note change of time
Friday, September 25th 2015
12:00
Tiago Ricci "Low-luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei through the Optical Perspective"

Note change of room: G20
Friday, September 11th 2015
12:00
Therese Cantwell "Clusters of galaxies and radio galaxies"

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Wednesday, July 8th 2015
13:00
Sebastian Knuettel "Helical Magnetic Fields in the Jets of AGN's"

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Monday, June 22nd 2015
13:00
Sarka Wykes "Mass Entrainment and Cosmic-ray Energisation in Centaurus A"

Guest Speaker (Nijmegen)
Friday, May 8th 2015
13:00
Piergiorgio Casella "Fast Variability Properties of Jets in Black Holes"

Guest Speaker (INAF-Rome)
Tuesday, May 5th 2015
13:00
Francesca Panessa "Jet-Disk Coupling in AGNs"

Guest Speaker (Rome)
Monday, April 12th 2015
13:00
Donough Regan "Effective Field Theory Approach to Large Scale Structure"

Guest Speaker (Sussex)
Wednesday, July 9th 2014
13:00
Neal Jackson "Gravitational Lensing by Galaxies"

Guest Speaker (Manchester)
Wednesday, June 11th 2014
13:00
Ohad Shemmer "Solving the Mystery of Weak Emission Line Quasars at High Redshift"

Guest Speaker (UNT, Texas)
Wednesday, June 4th 2014
13:00
Martin Topinka "Watcher Robotic Telescope in the GLORIA network"

Guest Speaker (UCD, Dublin)
Wednesday, May 21st 2014
13:00
Josefin Larsson "The three-dimensional distribution of ejecta in Supernova 1987A"

Guest Speaker (KTH, Stockholm)
Monday, March 10th 2014
13:00
Antoine Bret "Mechanism of formation of collisionless shocks and role in astrophysics"

Guest Speaker (Castilla La Mancha, Spain)
Monday, March 3rd 2014
13:00
Asaf Pe'er "Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in a Relativistic Fireball on a Moving Computational Grid"
Duffell, P. and MacFadyen, A. 2013, Ap.J., 775, 10
Monday, February 3rd 2014
13:00
Ralph Wijers "Some fun with black holes"
Wijers, R. arXiv:astro-ph/0506218
Guest Speaker (University of Amsterdam)
Monday, January 27th 2014
13:00
Raffaella Margutti "The role of central engines in stellar explosions"
Margutti et. al., 2013, ApJ., 778, 18
Guest Speaker (Harvard, USA)
Monday, January 20th 2014
13:00
Ketherine Blundell "Radio Galaxy Evolution"
Guest Speaker (Canceled)
Thursday, December 12th 2013
14:00
Mark Kennedy "Multi-wavelength Observations of the Binary System PSR B1259−63/LS 2883 Around the 2010-2011 Periastron Passage"
Chernyakova et. al., 2014, MNRAS, in press
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Wednesday, November 27th 2013
14:00
Terry Casey "Development of a muon detector"
Summer student research project
Wednesday, November 13th 2013
14:00
Sean Knott "Two stellar-mass black holes in the globular cluster M22"
Strader et. al.,2012, Nature, 490, 71
Summer student research project
Wednesday, October 30th 2013
14:00
Michael O'Riordan "A Universal Scaling for the Energetics of Relativistic Jets from Black Hole Systems"
Nemmen et. al., 2012, Science, 338, 1445
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Wednesday, October 16th 2013
14:00
Denise Gabuzda "Space VLBI"
First talk of 2013/14 !
Thursday, September 12th 2013
13:00
Tim Cawthorne "Polarization of Synchrotron Radiation from Compressed Random Feilds: The Case of Arbitrary /opacity"
Cawthorne & Hughes, 2013, ApJ., 771, 60
Guest Speaker (Lancashire, UK)
Thursday, September 5th 2013
13:00
Hugh Barlow &
Shane O'Mahony
"Thermal emission from gamma-ray bursts"

Summer students research project
Thursday, August 29th 2013
13:00
Eamon O'Neill & Sebastian Knuttel "Helical B-fields in AGN jets, and possible action of a cosmic battery"

Summer students research project
Thursday, August 15th 2013
13:00
Shane Duggan "Heat absorption system analysis: bubble column"

Summer student research project
Thursday, August 1st 2013
13:00
Owen McConnell "Pericenter passage of the gas cloud G2 in the Galactic Center"
Gillessen, S. et. al., 2013, arXiv:1306.1374
Thursday, July 18th 2013
13:00
Colm Coughlan "Intrinsic brightness temperatures of blazar jets at 15GHz"

Thursday, July 4th 2013
13:00
Christoffer Lundman "Polarization of photospheric emission in gamma-ray bursts"

Guest speaker (KTH, Stockholm)
Thursday, June 20th 2013
13:00
Denise Gabuzda "New Surprises from the Well Known Radio Galaxy M87"

Mon., March 25th 2013
13:00
Asaf Pe'er Planck 2013 results
arXiv:1303.5062
Mon., March 4th 2013
13:00
Denise Gabuzda "A rapidly spinning supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 1365"
Risaliti, G. et. al., 2013, Nature, 494, 449
Mon., Feb. 18th 2013
13:00
Eoin Murphy "Why quantum computing is hard - and quantum cryptography is not provably secure"
Anderson, R. & Brady, R. 2013, arXiv:1301.7353
Mon., Feb. 4th 2013
13:00
Colm Coughlan "Connecting Magnetic Towers with Faraday Rotation Gradients in Active Galactic Nuclei Jets"
Mon., Jan. 21st 2013
13:00
Sinead McGlynn "Photospheric emission in gamma-ray bursts"
Guest speaker (MPA, Germany)
Wed., Jan. 9th 2013
13:00
Paul Callanan "An X-ray pulsar with a superstrong magnetic field in the soft gamma-ray repeater SGR1806-20"
Kouveliotou, C. et. al., 1998, Nature, 393, 235
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Mon., Dec. 17th 2012
13:00
Colm Coughlan "An over-massive black hole in the compact lenticular galaxy NGC 1277"
van den Bosch et. al., 2012, Nature, 491, 729
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Mon., Dec. 3rd 2012
13:00
Eoin Murphy "Albedo and atmospheric constraints of dwarf planet Makemake from a stellar occultation"
Ortiz et. al., 2012, Nature, 491, 566
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Mon., Nov. 19th 2012
13:00
Denise Gabuzda "The Megaparsec Scale X-ray Jet of the BL Lac Object OJ287"
Marscher & Jorstad 2011, ApJ., 729, 26
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Thur., Nov. 1st 2012
13:00
Asaf Pe'er "Maximum synchrotron frequency for shock-accelerated particles"
Kumar, P. et. al., 2012, arXiv:1210.6033
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