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2022-06-21 Aisling Bergin (University of Warwick)

Time Series Analysis Applied to Geomagnetic Indices Abstract: Geomagnetic indices, based on magnetic field observations at the Earth’s surface, provide almost continuous monitoring of Earth’s magnetospheric and ionospheric activity. AE and DST are two such indices designed to measure… Read More

2022-06-07 Dr Mark Kennedy (University College Cork)

Invisible Monsters and Spider Webs: Compact objects in the era of wide field optical surveys Abstract: Where are the missing Galactic population of black holes? How do we obtain precise and accurate masses for black holes and neutron stars… Read More

2022-05-24 Dr Julian Pittard (University of Leeds)

Colliding Wind Binary Systems and their Thermal and Non-Thermal Radiation Abstract: Colliding Wind Binary (CWB) systems consist of two massive (O or WR type) stars whose winds collide. The high velocity winds are thermalized in this collision zone and… Read More

2022-05-19 Dr Matt James (University of Leicester)

Studying the Magnetospheric Plasmas of Mercury and Earth using ULF Waves and Machine Learning Abstract: Ultra low frequency (ULF) waves are a key mechanism for the transmission of energy and information around planetary magnetospheres and whose unique characteristics… Read More

2022-05-03 Aisling Murphy (Maynooth University)

A Hidden Brown Dwarf? The MUSE view of a precessing stellar jet Abstract: Protostellar jets are a dramatic and ubiquitous phenomenon of young accreting stars which can shed light on many aspects of the star and protoplanetary disk formation…. Read More

2022-04-12 Dr. Maria Gabriela Navarro (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)

VVV Microlensing events around the Galactic Center Abstract: We discovered ~1,000 microlensing events within an area covering 20.68 deg^2 between 2010 and 2015 in the zero-latitude region of the Galactic bulge using the VVV Survey near-IR data. We used… Read More

2022-03-08 Robert Kavanagh (Leiden University)

Tuning in to star-planet interactions at radio wavelengths Abstract: Thanks to the increasing sensitivity of telescopes such as LOFAR, low-mass stars are beginning to light up the sky in the radio at low frequencies. Based on our understanding of… Read More

2022-02-22 Jessica Erkal (UCD)

Infrared studies of protostellar jets probing the jet-disk connection Abstract: In this talk, I present the results of three studies using high-resolution observations of protostellar jets. In a case study of the bipolar jet from the Class II source DO Tau,… Read More

2022-02-08 Dr Mika Holmberg (ESA)

The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission and the reliability of its future measurements Abstract: The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) is ESA’s first large class mission to the outer Solar System. JUICE will explore Jupiter and its surrounding, with… Read More

2022-01-11 15:00: Dr. Dúalta Ó Fionnagáin (NUI Galway)

Stellar Coronal Mass Ejections on Epsilon Eridani Abstract: Stellar Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), while having some tentative and indirect detections, remain an otherwise elusive phenomenon. I will discuss the simulations of such stellar CMEs using observations of the stellar… Read More