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Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminar Schedule 2020

January Wed. 15th, 15:00: Prof. Miroslav Filipovic (Western Sydney University)

2019-11-14, 15:00: Prof. B. Mazin (University of California Santa Barbara, USA) – CANCELLED

Prof. Ben Mazin UCSB, USA Title: T.B.C. Abstract: TBC Location:31 Fitzwilliam Place Upcoming seminars: https://www.dias.ie/2018/10/23/astronomy-and-astrophysics-seminar-schedule-2019/(opens in a new tab)

2019-09-09, 11:00:Dr. D. Hollenbach (SETI, USA)

Dr. D. Hollenbach SETI, USA The Masses of the First Stars in the Universe Abstract: The mass of the first stars determine their fate and the enrichment in heavy elements to the early universe as they die. As… Read More

2019-07-10, 11:00:Dr. S. Dougherty (ALMA, ESO Chile)

Dr. S. Dougherty ALMA, ESO Chile ALMA – a game-changer telescope and its outstanding science. Abstract: The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) located at 5000m altitude in northern Chile is an extraordinary achievement of innovation and construction. This… Read More

2019-05-29, 15:00: Dr. J. Young (Cambridge, UK)

2019-05-29, 15:00: Dr. John Young (Cambridge, UK) Dr. John Young Cambridge University Challenges for high-resolution imaging of geosynchronous satellites Abstract: Optical (visible/infrared) interferometry provides the only practicable way to image satellites in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) with sub-meter… Read More

2019-05-21, 15:00: Dr. Sara Bonito (INAF-Palermo Observatory)

Dr. Sara Bonito INAF-Palermo Observatory Accretion/Ejection Processes in Young Stars: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Abstract: I will talk about my research on stellar jets and accretion processes in young stellar objects at INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo but… Read More

2019-03-27, 15:00: Dr. Asaf Pe’er (University College Cork (Ireland), and Bar-Ilan University (Israel))

Dr. Asaf Pe’er University College Cork (Ireland), Bar-Ilan Universtiy (Israel) GRBs, Cosmic rays and shock waves Abstract: The acceleration site of ultra-high energy cosmic rays is still an open question despite extended research.Over 20 years ago it was… Read More

2019-03-15, 11:00: Prof. John Wise (Georgia Tech University, USA)

Prof. John Wise Georgia Tech University, USA The First Stars, Black Holes, and Galaxies in the Universe Abstract: Cosmic structure forms hierarchically through smooth accretion and dark matter halo mergers. As a consequence, all galaxies are the product… Read More

2019-03-13, 11:00: Dr. Pieter de Visser (SRON, Netherlands)

Dr. Pieter de Visser SRON, Netherlands Photon-counting energy-resolving MKID detectors for visible/near-infrared astronomy. Abstract: Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) are photon-counting superconducting detectors which provide energy resolution in each pixel. One photon can generate a few thousand of… Read More

2019-02-27, 15:00: Dr. Lucia Klarmann (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)

Dr. Lucia Klarmann Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany The base material of terrestrial planets – investigating the dust in the inner region of protoplanetary disks Abstract: The inner regions of protoplanetary disks are where terrestrial planets and… Read More