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Astronomiska Seminariet i Lund
Lundmarksalen i Astronomihuset, Sölvegatan 27
Tid: Normalt torsdagar kl 14:15 (om inget annat anges)
Seminars at Lund Observatory
Time: Normally on Thursdays, 14:15 (unless stated otherwise)
VT 2010
January 11th, 2010, 14:15 (Monday! in Lundsmarksalen)
Bengt Gustafsson, Instit. för fysik, astronomi och rymdfysik, Uppsala University, Sweden

Is the Sun an oddball -- and is that related to our existence?

January 21st, 2010, 14:15
Vivienne Wild, Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, France

Timing the starburst AGN-connection

February 4th, 2010, 14:15
Karin Lind, ESO, Garching bei München, Germany
Observational signatures of lithium depletion in halo stars - the
key to solving the cosmological lithium problem?

February 11th, 2010, 14:15
Sung Soo Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Star Formation in the Central Molecular Zone


February 18th, 2010, 14:15
Daniel MalmbergLund Observatory, Sweden
The effect of encounters on planetary systems in young stellar clusters

February 23rd, 2010, 15:30 (Tuesday at 3.30pm!, Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Sal B)
Antje Jackelén, Bishop of Lund, Sweden
What Theology Can Do for Science

February 25th, 2010, 14:15
Sung-Chul Yoon, Argelander-Institut für Astronomie der Universität Bonn, Germany
Evolution of merging white dwarfs

February 26th, 2010, 10.30 (Friday at 10.30am!, in Lundmarksalen)
Hans Rickman Instit. för fysik, astronomi och rymdfysik, Uppsala University, Sweden
Delivery of water to the early Earth
March 4th, 2010, 14:15
Mathias Schultheis, Observatoire de Besancon, France
Stellar populations in the Galactic bulge

March 18th, 2010, 14:15
Susanne Höfner, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden
Starlight and sandstorms: cool giants in high resolution

March 2
5th, 2010, 14:15
Pat Scott Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden
The search for particle dark matter

April 15th, 2010, 13:00 (Thursday at 1pm!, Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Sal B in Physics)
John Z. Larese, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Neutrons, Nano-materials and Molecular Adsorption

April 28th, 2010, 14:15
Joint Astronomy and Theoretical Physics Seminar

Justin Read, University of Leicester, England
The N-body problem in astronomy

Sandipan Mohanty, Jülich Supercomputing Center, Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany
The N-body problems in computational biology

May 4th, 2010, 15:30 (Tuesday at 3.30pm!, Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Sal B)
Kajsa Uvdal,
Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, Linköping University, Sweden
Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging
May 6th, 2010, 14:15 
(In Andromeda at 2.15)
Maura McLaughlin, West Virginia University, Department of Physics, USA
A Pulsar Timing Array for Gravitational Wave Detection

May 10th-11th, 2010, Mon. 1.30-4pm, Tue. 9.30-12am (Monday and Tuesday, in Physics Sal B)
Gunnar and Gunnel Källén Memorial Symposium on "New Horizons in Physics"

Monday 13.35
Ingolf Lindau, Stanford University, USA and Lund University, Sweden 
The X-ray free electron laser: a new and emerging research tool. Including first results from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at Stanford

Monday 15.00
Gérard Mourou, Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan, USA 
New horizons with ultra-high intensity lasers

Tuesday 09.30
Francis Halzen, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, USA
Particle astrophysics: closing in on the sources of cosmic rays

Tuesday 11.00
Brenda Dingus, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
The Latest High Energy Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts. Results from the GLAST/FERMI space telescope


May 12th, 2010, 9-12 am (Wednesday morning in Lundmarksalen)
Ph.D. Seminars in Astronomy, Lund Observatory, Sweden
Astronomy and Astrophysics students will present their ongoing thesis work

May 18th, 2010, 10:30
(Tuesday morning in Lundmarksalen)
Torgny Karlsson, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Australia
Uncovering the chemical signatures of the first star clusters in the universe.

May 27th, 2010, (Lecture Hall ”Lundmarksalen”, Astronomy starting at 10.00 am.)
Faculty of Science, Lund University Honorary Doctors of Philosophy 2010

Prof. Michael PerrymanUniversity of Heidelberg, and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
The Making of History's Greatest Star Map

Prof. Peter Varga,
Surface Physics Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Is an image worth more than a 1000 words?

May 31st, 2010, 09.15 and 14:15
Master students final presentations

Fredrik Windmark
Lund Observatory, Sweden
Astrophysical validation of Gaia parallaxes

Carina Lagerholm
Lund Observatory, Sweden
The Disk - Halo Transition and the Search of Stellar Streams

June 1st, 2010, 10:15
Master students final presentation

Nils Håkansson
,  Lund Observatory, Sweden
Horizontal Adaptive Optics in the Ground Layer Atmosphere

June 1st, 2010, 14:15 (ESSS and Faculty of Science seminar in
Q 179, physics)
Gerhard Grübel, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
Femtosecond magnetic X-ray scattering

June 1st, 2010, 15:30 (Joint Physics and Astronomy colloquium in Hall B, physics)
Eva Olsson , Chalmers teknisk högskola, Department of Applied Physics, Sweden
Gripping the nanoworld - to see and manipulate on the nanoscale


June 4th, 2010, 14:15
Master students final presentations

Hannes Jensen, Lund Observatory, Sweden
A Hundred Times Sharper Than Hubble: Stellar Imaging With Intensity Interferometry


June 14th, 2010, 14:15 (Monday at 2.15pm!, in Lundmarksalen)
Fred Adams, University of Michigan, Department of Physics, USA
Dynamical Processes in Extrasolar Planetary Systems

June 15th, 2010, 14:00 (Tuesday at 2pm!, Ph.D. Thesis defense in Lundmarksalen)
Daniel MalmbergLund Observatory, Sweden
The effect of encounters on planetary systems in stellar clusters

June 16th, 2010, 10:00 (Wednesday at 10.00am! in Lundmarksalen)
Jack LissauerSpace Science & Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Exoplanets & Planet Formation in the Kepler Era


June 17th, 2010, 14:15
Master students final presentations

Tobias AlbertssonLund Observatory, Sweden
Collisions between Jupiter-like planets

June 18th, 2010, 14:15
Markus JansonDept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Canada
Imaging and spectroscopy of extrasolar planets





Seminars at Lund Observatory
Time: Normally on Thursdays, 14:15 (unless stated otherwise)
HT 2010
August 18th, 2010, 14:15 (Note: we will hold the seminar on Wednesday at 2.15pm)
Benjamin Knispel, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, IMPRS, Germany
The Einstein@Home Search for Arecibo's Tightest Binary Radio Pulsar

August 26th, 2010, 14:15
Jie Chen, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Lund, Sweden
Solar coronal loops

September 2nd, 2010, 14:15
Jennifer Johnson, Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, USA
Nucleosynthesis in the First Generations of AGB stars


September 7th, 2010, 15:00 (Joint Physics & Astronomy Colloquium, Lecture hall, B physics)
Birger SchmitzDepartment of Geology, University of Lund, Sweden

Astrobiology - what physicists and astronomers should know about dinosaurs and how (almost) everything is connected


September 9th, 2010, 13:45 (Note: we must start early at 1.45pm)
Ross Church, Lund Observatory, University of Lund, Sweden
Short gamma-ray bursts -- evidence for an origin in globular clusters?


September 16th, 2010, 14:15
Mir Abbas Jalali, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Finite Element Modelling of Stellar Systems


September 23th, 2010, 14.15 (Note the seminar will be held in Cassiopeia)
Magister thesis final presentation
Johan Ingjald, Lund Observatory & Örebro University, Sweden
Photon Counting in Astronomy: Evaluation of avalanche photodiode detectors


September 30th, 2010, 14.15 
Richard Parker, Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Star and Planet Formation: Constraints from Cluster Evolution


October 7th, 2010, 14:15
Robert Izzard, Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, University of Bonn, Germany
Fluid transfer between binary stars


October 21st, 2010, 14:15
Martin Pessah, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
An Introduction to the Importance of Magnetic Fields on Turbulent Angular Momentum Transport in Accretion Disks

October 28th, 2010, 14:15
Helena Uthas, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK
Observational Studies of Cataclysmic Variables Evolution

November 2nd, 2010, 15:00 (Note: Tuesday at 15:00 physics-astronomy colloquium)
Steven Balbus, Laboratoire de Radioastronomie,
École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Alpha Disks, the Magnetorotational Instability, and Beyond


November 4th, 2010, 10:00 (Note: Thursday morning at 10:00am)
Steven Balbus, Laboratoire de Radioastronomie,
École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Probing the flywheels of Helios: what makes the Sun go round


November 11th, 2010, 14.15
Alice Quillen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, USA
Dissecting the Milky Way disk and halo:  Clumps in tidal streams and in the disc velocity distribution.


November 18th, 2010, 14.15
Thijs KouwenhovenKavli Inst. for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Peking University, China
The dynamical evolution of binary systems and planetary systems in young star clusters


December 6th, 2010, 14:15 (Note: Monday at 2.15)
Theodore Gull, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrophysics Science Division, USA
Eta Carinae: A Box of Puzzles ... Some Solved by 3D Modeling, Others Await

December 9th, 2010, 14:15
Marianne Vestergaard, DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Accreting Supermassive Black Holes Across Cosmic History 


December 13th, 2010, 10:30 (Monday 10.30 - Nobel Laureate Lecture - Lecture hall A, Physics)
Konstantin Novoselov, The School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester, Uk
GRAPHENE: Carbon's New Phase


December 16th, 2010, 14:15
Jan Conrad,
Fysikum, Stockholm University,  Sweden
Indirect Detection of Dark Matter - Status and Perspectives

Seminar coordinators:  David Hobbs  &  Dainis Dravins  [deputy]



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