Lund Observatory

department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Previous seminars : 2001 - 2005

Astronomy seminars are given in English. They are open to all, but aimed at an audience with basic knowledge in astrophysics. Unless otherwise noted, seminars take place on Thursdays 14:15 in Lundmarksalen.

 
HT2005  VT2005  HT2004  VT2004  HT2003  VT2003  HT2002  VT2002  HT2001  VT2001 
 

FALL 2005


 
05-Sep-2005
Frederick M. WALTER, Stony Brook University
The Extended Atmosphere of V471 Tau: Clues to the magnetic morphology of T Tauri stars and the young Sun?

08-Sep-2005
Peter WHEATLEY, Warwick
Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP)

15-Sep-2005
Eva GREBEL, Basle
The Violent Local Group - A History of Accretion and Survival

29-Sep-2005
Marc FREITAG, Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Cambridge
Ten million stars and a supermassive black hole

13-Oct-2005
Torgny KARLSSON, Copenhagen
Traces of the First Stars - Chemical Evolution in the Early Milky Way

14-Oct-2005
Magnus FOHLMAN, Lund Observatory
Co and Mn abundance trends for 73 F and G dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood

31-Oct-2005
Sepehr ARBABI-BIDGOLI, Tehran
Constraining the variability of dark energy with structure formation

04-Nov-2005
Bernard SCHUTZ, Albert Einstein Institute
LISA: Gravitational Wave Detection in Space

10-Nov-2005
Nial TANVIR, University of Hertfordshire
Short duration gamma-ray bursts and their host galaxies

24-Nov-2005
John CONWAY, Chalmers/Onsala
Radio observations of circumnuclear and circumstellar disks

08-Dec-2005
Francesca DE ANGELI, Cambridge, U.K.
Understanding the Properties of Blue Stragglers in Different Environments

12-Dec-2005
Giampaolo PIOTTO, Padua
Observations of stellar clusters

14-Dec-2005
Douglas HEGGGIE, Edinburgh
The Dynamical Evolution of Stellar Clusters
 

SPRING 2005


 
03-Feb-2005
Andrew KING, Leicester, UK.
Accretion, Outflows, and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes
 
10-Feb-2005
Göran ÖSTLIN, Stockholm Observatory
Lyman Alpha Emission from Starburst Galaxies
 
17-Feb-2005
Steve SHORE, Pisa
The Classical Nova Explosion: "Everything you could want in an astrophysical object and more ..."

03-Mar-2005
Sabine MOEHLER, Kiel
Hot Stars in Old Stellar Populations

08-Mar-2005
Ricky NILSSON, Lund Observatory
High-speed Astrophysics: Chasing Neutron-Star Oscillations
 
10-Mar-2005
Hans LUDWIG, Lund Observatory
Hydrodynamical simulations of convection-related stellar micro-variability
 
17-Mar-2005
Suzanne AALTO, Onsala/Chalmers
Probing Starburst Evolution with APEX and ALMA
 
07-Apr-2005
Helena UTHAS, Lund Observatory
High-Speed Astrophysics: Rapid Events near Compact Objects

11-Apr-2005
Friedel THIELEMANN, Basle
The Origin of the Elements

14-Apr-2005
Roy BOOTH, Onsala/Chalmers
The Square Kilometer Array

28-Apr-2005
Nils RYDE, Uppsala
A few examples of Mid-Infrared Stellar Spectroscopy at High Resolution
 
12-May-2005
Zoran POPOVIC & Jorgen THAUNG, Gothenburg
Adaptive Optics in Vision Science

19-May-2005
Josefin LARSSON, Lund Observatory
High-velocity massive stars
 
09-Jun-2005
Cesare BARBIERI, Padua
Towards a Virtual Observatory: Digitizing the Astronomical Photographic Archives of the Italian and Vatican Observatories
 
21-Jun-2005
Jonas GURELL, Lund Observatory
Hyperfine Structure in Ho II
 
22-Jun-2005
Johannes LINDEN, Lund Observatory
Time-resolved Spectroscopy in Low Pressure Plasmas

28-Jun-2005
Anna FREBEL, Australian National University
Extremely metal-poor stars
 

FALL 2004


 
09-Sep-2004
Christopher TOUT, University of Cambridge
Thermally Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars
 
16-Sep-2004
Ted GULL, NASA Goddard
Eta Carinae: What We Have Learned with STIS from the 2003.5 Minimum

23-Sep-2004
Jürgen SCHMITT, Hamburg Observatory
X-rays from Stars: Insights and Problems
 
30-Sep-2004
Willem WAMSTEKER, ESA, Madrid-Villafranca
The Motivation and the Astrophysical Problems for the UV World Space Observatory
 
07-Oct-2004
Jacques BECKERS, University of Chicago
Sunspots, Gravitational Redshift and Exosolar Planet Searches
 
12-Oct-2004
Jeff LINSKY, University of Colorado, Boulder
What is the Total Deuterium Abundance in the Local Galactic Disk?

21-Oct-2004
Andrew LEVAN, Leicester
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Supernovae and Star Formation
 
28-Oct-2004
Mette OWNER-PETERSEN, Lund Observatory
Adaptive optics: goals, prospects and limitations
 
04-Nov-2004
Fred BRUHWEILER, Catholic University, USA.
Two-Dimensional Spectral Imagery of Massive OB Associations in the Local Group
 
11-Nov-2004
Bjarne JØRGENSEN, Lund Observatory
Determining the Ages of Stars and Star Formation Histories
 
18-Nov-2004
Felix RYDE, Stockholm  Observatory
Emission Components in Gamma-Ray Bursts
 
24-Nov-2004
Sean CARROLL, University of Chicago
Dark Energy and the Preposterous Universe

25-Nov-2004
Cathy HORELLOU, Onsala/Chalmers
Cosmology using the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
 
09-Dec-2004
Bengt GUSTAFSSON, Uppsala
The First Stars and the Enigmatic Galactic Halo - do we really understand anything of that?
 
16-Dec-2004
Ekaterina VERNER, NASA/GSFC & Catholic University
Fe II Diagnostic Tools for Quasars
 

SPRING 2004



11-Mar-2004
Danielle ALLOIN, European Southern Observatory, Chile
ESO Research Facilities in Santiago
 
01-Apr-2004
Michael MURPHY, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK
A varying fine-structure constant? Evidence for and against
 
15-Apr-2004
John HEARNSHAW, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Photographic photometry 1850-1950, including an account of astronomy's most grandiose international project and its most ignominious failure
 
22-Apr-2004
John HEARNSHAW, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Measuring precise radial velocities with the Hercules spectrograph at Mt.John
 
27-Apr-2004
Johan FYNBO, University of Aarhus
Lyman-alpha selected startbursts at redshifts around 3

29-Apr-2004
Jesper SOLLERMAN, Stockholm Observatory
The supernova - Gamma ray burst - connection
 
06-May-2004
Tomas HODE, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
The search for biosignatures on Mars

13-May-2004
Daniel FARIA, Lund Observatory & ESO Santiago
The nature of the G1 clump in the halo of M31
 
25-May-2004
Andreas KORN, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Evidence for Gravitational Settling: Found or Unfounded?

26-May-2004
Jacques BECKERS, University of Chicago
Interferometric imaging in astronomy: A personal retrospective

03-Jun-2004
Paul BARKLEM, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Accurate and not-so-accurate metal-poor star abundances
 
10-Jun-2004
Karen G. SCHMIDT, Center for Planetary Science, Copenhagen
Ice and water on Mars
 
11-Jun-2004
Kim NILSSON, Lund Observatory
Multi-wavelength analysis of 15 Lyman-alpha emitting high-redshift galaxies

14-Jun-2004
Alarik HAGLUND, Lund Observatory
Eccentricity variations and stability in real and hypothetical extrasolar planetary systems

21-Jun-2004
Fredrik SVENSSON, Lund Observatory
Hydrodynamical simulations of convection-related stellar micro-variability
 

FALL 2003



04-Sep-2003
Samuel REGANDELL, Lund Observatory
Orbit, absolute dimensions and chemical analysis of the double-lined eclipsing binary QR Hya (HD 94853)
 
11-Sep-2003
Pawel ARTYMOWICZ, Stockholm Observatory
Extrasolar planets and theories of their formation
 
09-Oct-2003
Peter WOITKE, Berlin
Dusty Brown Dwarfs - a New Challenge in Stellar Atmosphere Models
 
16-Oct-2003
Eva MEZEY, Lund Observatory
Observations of atmospheric scintillation

06-Nov-2003
Åke NORDLUND, Copenhagen
Modeling solar faculae and sunspots

27-Nov-2003
Henrik OLOFSSON, Onsala/Chalmers
Mm/submm molecular cloud spectroscopy with the Odin space telescope.

04-Dec-2003
Peter HAUSCHILDT, Hamburg Observatory
Model Atmospheres of M, L and T dwarfs
 
11-Dec-2003
Dag GULLBERG, Lund Observatory
On the determination of accurate stellar radial velocity measures
 

SPRING 2003


 
23-Jan-2003
Hans-Günter LUDWIG, Lund Observatory
Radiation-hydrodynamics of Stellar Atmospheres: Why, How, & What
 
30-Jan-2003
Wolfgang DOBLER, Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg
Modelling convection and magnetic field generation in fully convective stars
 
20-Feb-2003
Glenn WAHLGREN, Lund Observatory
The RV Tauri Stars: Past Problems and Future Hopes
 
27-Feb-2003
Nils RYDE, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Steaming Stars: Water in Arcturus
 
06-Mar-2003
France ALLARD, Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon
Models of Brown Dwarfs
 
13-Mar-2003
Thomas BENSBY, Lund Observatory
Chemical trends in the thin and thick Galactic disks

20-Mar-2003
Axel BRANDENBURG, NORDITA, Copenhagen
Dust accumulation by vortices and planetesimal formation
 
10-Apr-2003
Stefan GESSE, Lund Observatory
Anrikning av s- och r-processelement i Vintergatans tunna och tjocka skiva
 
24-Apr-2003
Ansgar REINERS, Hamburg Observatory
Differential rotation in line profiles of solar-like stars

15-May-2003
Bo THIDE, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala
Probing space at the low radio frequency limit with LOFAR and its proposed Scandinavian outrigger LOIS
 
05-Jun-2003
Dainis DRAVINS, Lund Observatory
Absolute Wavelength Shifts: New Diagnostics for Stars and Stellar Atmospheres
 
12-Jun-2003
Hartmut HOLWEGER, Kiel
Exploring the Onset of Convection among Main-Sequence A Stars
 

FALL 2002


 
05-Sep-2002
Liz HUMPHREYS, Onsala/Chalmers
Stellar Maser Simulations: Getting the Big Picture

20-Sep-2002
Marten VAN KERKWIJK, Astronomical Institute, Utrecht
Properties of neutron stars

30-Sep-2002
Charles COWLEY, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Implementation and Early Application of TopBase in Stellar Atmosphere Codes
 
10-Oct-2002
Lionel BIGOT, Astronomical Observatory, Copenhagen
Asteroseismology of the magnetic Ap stars
 
17-Oct-2002
Fredrik BOBERG, Lund Observatory
Solar Physics - The Lund and Stanford experiences

24-Oct-2002
Rachid OUYED, NORDITA, Copenhagen
Astrophysical Jets: Observations, Theory and Simulations
 
07-Nov-2002
Richard DE GRIJS, Cambridge, UK
Star Cluster Formation in Interacting and Starburst Galaxies

14-Nov-2002
Ralf FLICKER & Alexander GONTCHAROV, Lund Observatory
Optics in Astrophysics: a glimpse of the future

21-Nov-2002
Bernd FREYTAG, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Betelgeuse - Improved Numerical Simulations of an Entire Supergiant

05-Dec-2002
Jesper SOLLERMAN, Stockholm Observatory
Cosmology with Supernovae
 
13-Dec-2002
Floor VAN LEEUWEN, Cambridge, UK
Omega Centauri, a Globular Cluster Full of Contradictions
 

SPRING 2002


 
17-Jan-2002
Sofia FELTZING, Lund Observatory
Röntgenkällor i Vintergatan
 
24-Jan-2002
Laura PORTINARI, Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Copenhagen
The mass-to-light ratio and the Initial Mass Function in galactic discs

31-Jan-2002
Vladilen LETOKHOV, Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Science, Troitsk, & Sveneric JOHANSSON, Atomic Astrophysics, Lund Observatory
Atom spectroscopy with Hubble Space Telescope: Laser action and nonlinear optical effects in space

08-Feb-2002
Susanne HÖFNER, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Dynamics in AGB Stars: The Pulsation-Atmosphere-Wind Connection
 
14-Feb-2002
Kristian PEDERSEN, Astronomical Observatory, Copenhagen
X-rays - new light on cosmology
 
21-Feb-2002
Svante BJÖRCK, Palaeoecological Laboratory, Lund
Can a flickering sun switch climate? - Detailed studies of a climate event 10,000 years ago
 
01-Mar-2002
Hans RICKMAN, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Masses and Densities of Cometary Nuclei
 
07-Mar-2002
Vladimir P. LUKIN, Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk
Atmospheric Turbulence Parameter Measurements
 
14-Mar-2002
Lisbeth Fogh OLSEN, Astronomical Observatory, Copenhagen
The EIS Clusters of Galaxies - an Ongoing Project
 
21-Mar-2002
Mette OWNER-PETERSEN, Lund Observatory
Multiconjugate adaptive optics on ELTs
 
04-Apr-2002
Hans KJELDSEN, Århus
Asteroseismology from Ground and Space
 
18-Apr-2002
Rubina KOTAK, Lund Observatory
Pulsating white dwarfs: new techniques and insights
 
25-Apr-2002
Lennart LINDEGREN, Lund Observatory
The revised Gaia mission: How to do the same thing with less money
 
02-May-2002
Mattias ERICSSON, Lund Observatory
Measurements of energy levels and hyperfine structure of Ta II with application to Chi Lupi

16-May-2002
Annette FERGUSON, Kapteyn Institute, Groningen
The Fossil Record in M31: Clues to Galaxy Formation & Evolution
 
23-May-2002
Christian THEIS, Kiel
Modelling interacting galaxies: a search for a needle in the haystack
 
30-May-2002
Theodore GULL, Goddard Space Flight Center
Eta Carinae & the Homunculus - a Physics Laboratory
 
25-Jun-2002
Nigel WEISS, Cambridge, UK
Mesogranules, small-scale dynamos and flux emergence on the Sun
 

FALL 2001


 
06-Sep-2001
Johan HOLMBERG, Lund Observatory
Formation and evolution of the galactic disk
 
20-Sep-2001
Mark WILKINSON, Cambridge, UK
The dark matter haloes of Local Group galaxies
 
27-Sep-2001
Anja ANDERSEN, Astronomical Observatory, Copenhagen
The influence of dust properties on the mass loss in pulsating AGB stars
 
04-Oct-2001
Francesca PRIMAS, European Southern Observatory, Garching
Beryllium Observations as a Tracer of Cosmic-Rays and Supernovae in the Galaxy
 
11-Oct-2001
Vanessa HILL, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon
UVES observation of "First stars" and clues to early Galactic chemical evolution

18-Oct-2001
Sofia FELTZING, Lund Observatory
Metal-rich globular clusters in the Milky Way
 
01-Nov-2001
Melvyn DAVIES, University of Leicester, UK
Merging Neutron Stars

08-Nov-2001
Ralph SNEL, Lund Observatory
Trace gas measurements of the Earth atmosphere

22-Nov-2001
Sean RYAN, The Open University, UK
Supernova nucleosynthesis in the first stars: the iron-peak elements
 
29-Nov-2001
Nikolai PISKUNOV, Uppsala
Magnetic Doppler Imaging of CP stars

13-Dec-2001
Bengt EDVARDSSON, Uppsala
Evolved stars for galactic and stellar evolution
 

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