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2021-12-14 15:00: Dr Samuel Geen (University of Amsterdam)

The Unexpected Ways Stellar Winds Shape Star Formation Abstract: Massive stars regulate star formation by injecting large quantities of energy into their environment in a process called feedback. In this talk I’ll discuss some of my recent work… Read More

2021-11-09, 15:00: Dr Colm Bracken (Maynooth University)

Untangling the Delayed-Choice Entangled Quantum Eraser – Could the KIDs offer the solution? Speaker: Dr Colm Bracken, Maynooth University Abstract:  In this proposed update to the DCQE (delayed-choice quantum eraser) set-up, we propose to use photon-counting MKIDs as the… Read More

2021-09-27, 15:00: Dr. Erin Higgins (Armagh Observatory & Planetarium)

Dr. Erin Higgins Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, UK The evolution of massive stars as black hole progenitors Abstract:  The evolution of massive stars is poorly constrained, even on the main sequence. Dominant processes such as rotation and mass loss… Read More

2021-10-26, 15:00: Dr. Cheng-Han Hsieh (Yale University)

Dr. Cheng-Han Hsieh Yale University, USA Rotating filament in Orion B – Do cores inherit their angular momentum from their parent filament? Abstract: Angular momentum is one of the most important physical quantities that govern star formation. The… Read More

2021-10-12, 15:00: Prof. Sandra Chapman (University of Warwick)

Prof. Sandra Chapman University of Warwick, UK Quantifying space climate as the statistics of space weather: networks and burst distributions Abstract: Space weather and solar terrestrial physics observations are increasingly becoming a data analytics challenge and there are… Read More

2021-10-05, 15:00: Dr. Stephanie Yardley (UCL)

Dr. Stephanie Yardley University College London, UK The Elusive Sources of Solar Energetic Particles Abstract: Solar energetic particles (SEPs) are accelerated by magnetic reconnection-driven processes during solar flares and by CME-driven shocks. Large gradual SEP events, associated with… Read More

2021-09-27, 15:00: Dr. Alberto Sanna (INAF)

Dr. Alberto Sanna Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, INAF, Italy Understanding the formation of High-Mass Stars: lessons from G23.01-0.41  Abstract: Stars more massive than ten times our Sun have had major influence on the history and evolution of the Milky… Read More

2021-07-20, 15:00: Dr. Harish Vedantham (ASTRON)

Dr. Harish Vedantham ASTRON, Netherlands Radio flashes from plasma storms around exoplanets Abstract: Low frequency (< few hundred MHz) radio observations uniquely trace several processes that determine the habitability of exoplanets. Coronal plasma ejections that erode planetary atmospheres… Read More

2021-07-06, 15:00: Dr. Emma Whelan (Maynooth University)

Dr. Emma Whelan Maynooth University, Ireland Searching for an MHD Disk Wind Component via Optical Forbidden Emission Line Spectro-astrometry Abstract: A crucial step in understanding how stars accrete their mass, as well as how disks evolve, is clarifying… Read More

2021-06-22, 15:00: Dr. Hamish Reid (University College London)

Dr. Hamish Reid University College London, UK Solar electron beams, turbulence, and plasma waves: the perfect ingredients for radio burst fine structure. Abstract: The Sun frequently accelerates near-relativistic electron beams that travel out through the solar corona and… Read More