Lund Observatory

department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Previous seminars : 2006 - 2010

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.

 
HT2010  VT2010  HT2009  VT2009  HT2008  VT2008  HT2007  VT2007  HT2006  VT2006 
 

FALL 2010


 
August 18th, 2010
Benjamin Knispel, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, IMPRS, Germany The Einstein@Home Search for Arecibo's Tightest Binary Radio Pulsar
 
August 26th, 2010
Jie Chen, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Lund, Sweden
Solar coronal loops
 
September 2nd, 2010
Jennifer Johnson, Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, USA
Nucleosynthesis in the First Generations of AGB stars
 
September 7th, 2010 (ATP seminar)
Birger Schmitz, Department of Geology, University of Lund, Sweden
Astrobiology - what physicists and astronomers should know about dinosaurs and how (almost) everything is connected
 
September 9th, 2010
Ross Church, Lund Observatory, University of Lund, Sweden
Short gamma-ray bursts -- evidence for an origin in globular clusters?
 
September 16th, 2010
Mir Abbas Jalali, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Finite Element Modelling of Stellar Systems
 
September 23th, 2010
Magister thesis final presentation
Johan Ingjald, Lund Observatory & Örebro University, Sweden
Photon Counting in Astronomy: Evaluation of avalanche photodiode detectors
 
September 30th, 2010
Richard Parker, Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Star and Planet Formation: Constraints from Cluster Evolution
 
October 7th, 2010
Robert Izzard, Argelander-Institut füronomie, University of Bonn, Germany
Fluid transfer between binary stars 
 
October 21st, 2010
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
Helena Uthas, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK
Observational Studies of Cataclysmic Variables Evolution
 
November 2nd, 2010 (ATP seminar)
Steven Balbus, Laboratoire de Radioastronomie, Éole Normale Supéeure, Paris, France
Alpha Disks, the Magnetorotational Instability, and Beyond
 
November 4th, 2010
Steven Balbus, Laboratoire de Radioastronomie, Éole Normale Supéeure, Paris, France
Probing the flywheels of Helios: what makes the Sun go round
 
November 11th, 2010
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
Thijs Kouwenhoven, Kavli Inst. for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Peking University, China
The dynamical evolution of binary systems and planetary systems in young star clusters
 
December 6th, 2010
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
Marianne Vestergaard, DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Accreting Supermassive Black Holes Across Cosmic History  
 
December 13th, 2010 (Nobel Laureate Lecture)
Konstantin Novoselov, The School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester, Uk
GRAPHENE: Carbon's New Phase
 
December 16th, 2010
Jan Conrad, Fysikum, Stockholm University,  Sweden
Indirect Detection of Dark Matter - Status and Perspectives
 
 

SPRING 2010


 
January 11th, 2010
Bengt Gustafsson, Instit. föysik, astronomi och rymdfysik, Uppsala University, Sweden
Is the Sun an oddball -- and is that related to our existence?
 
January 21st, 2010
Vivienne Wild, Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, France
Timing the starburst AGN-connection
 
February 4th, 2010
Karin Lind, ESO, Garching bei Mü, Germany
Observational signatures of lithium depletion in halo stars - the key to solving the cosmological lithium problem?
 
February 11th, 2010
Sung Soo Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Star Formation in the Central Molecular Zone
 
February 18th, 2010
Daniel Malmberg, Lund Observatory, Sweden
The effect of encounters on planetary systems in young stellar clusters
 
February 23rd, 2010 (ATP seminar)
Antje Jackelé Bishop of Lund, Sweden
What Theology Can Do for Science
 
February 25th, 2010
Sung-Chul Yoon, Argelander-Institut füronomie der UniversitäBonn, Germany
Evolution of merging white dwarfs
 
February 26th, 2010
Hans Rickman,  Instit. föysik, astronomi och rymdfysik, Uppsala University, Sweden
Delivery of water to the early Earth
 
March 4th, 2010
Mathias Schultheis, Observatoire de Besancon, France
Stellar populations in the Galactic bulge
 
March 18th, 2010
Susanne Hör, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden
Starlight and sandstorms: cool giants in high resolution
 
March 25th, 2010
Pat Scott,  Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden
The search for particle dark matter
 
April 15th, 2010 (ATP seminar)
John Z. Larese, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Neutrons, Nano-materials and Molecular Adsorption
 
April 28th, 2010 (ATP seminar)
Justin Read, University of Leicester, England
The N-body problem in astronomy
 
April 28th, 2010 (ATP seminar)
Sandipan Mohanty, JüSupercomputing Center, Forschungszentrum, Jü Germany
The N-body problems in computational biology
 
May 4th, 2010 (ATP seminar)
Kajsa Uvdal, Institutionen föysik, kemi och biologi, Linkög University, Sweden
Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging
 
May 6th, 2010
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 KäéMemorial Symposium on "New Horizons in Physics"
 
May 10th, 2010
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
 
May 10th, 2010
Gérd Mourou, Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan, USA
New horizons with ultra-high intensity lasers
 
May 11th, 2010
Francis Halzen, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, USA
Particle astrophysics: closing in on the sources of cosmic rays
 
May 11th, 2010
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
Ph.D. Seminars in Astronomy, Lund Observatory, Sweden
Astronomy and Astrophysics students will present their ongoing thesis work
 
May 18th, 2010
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
Faculty of Science, Lund University Honorary Doctors of Philosophy 2010
Prof. Michael Perryman, University of Heidelberg, and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
The Making of History's Greatest Star Map
 
May 27th, 2010
Prof. Peter Varga, Surface Physics Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Is an image worth more than a 1000 words?
 
May 31st, 2010
(Master students final presentations)
Fredrik Windmark, Lund Observatory, Sweden
Astrophysical validation of Gaia parallaxes
 
May 31st, 2010
(Master students final presentations)
Carina Lagerholm, Lund Observatory, Sweden
The Disk - Halo Transition and the Search of Stellar Streams
 
June 1st, 2010
(Master students final presentations)
Nils Hånsson,  Lund Observatory, Sweden
Horizontal Adaptive Optics in the Ground Layer Atmosphere
 
June 1st, 2010
Gerhard GrüDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
Femtosecond magnetic X-ray scattering
 
June 1st, 2010
Eva Olsson , Chalmers teknisk höola, Department of Applied Physics, Sweden
Gripping the nanoworld - to see and manipulate on the nanoscale
 
June 4th, 2010
(Master students final presentations)
Hannes Jensen, Lund Observatory, Sweden
A Hundred Times Sharper Than Hubble: Stellar Imaging With Intensity Interferometry
 
June 14th, 2010
Fred Adams, University of Michigan, Department of Physics, USA
Dynamical Processes in Extrasolar Planetary Systems
 
June 15th, 2010 (Ph.D. Thesis defense in Lundmarksalen)
Daniel Malmberg, Lund Observatory, Sweden
The effect of encounters on planetary systems in stellar clusters
 
June 16th, 2010
Jack Lissauer, Space Science & Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Exoplanets & Planet Formation in the Kepler Era
 
June 17th, 2010
(Master students final presentations)
Tobias Albertsson, Lund Observatory, Sweden
Collisions between Jupiter-like planets
 
June 18th, 2010
Markus Janson, Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Canada
Imaging and spectroscopy of extrasolar planets
 

FALL 2009



10-Sep-2009
Johan SANDELL, Lund Observatory
An Abundance Study of the Transition between the Galactic Thick and Thin Disc

24/26-Sep 2009
Astronomdagarna i Stockholm

1-Oct-2009

Dominic FORD, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, U.K.
A Semi-Empirical Model of Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies

9-Oct-2009
Anita ENMARK, Lund Observatory.
Adaptive Optics in Integrated Modeling of Telescopes (PhD thesis defence with George Angeli, TMT, as the faculty opponent)

12-Oct-2009
Anne L'HUILLIER, Atomic Physics, Lund
The Physics Nobel Prize 2009
(Joint physics and astronomy seminar)

21-Oct-2009
Barak A. TAFRESHI, Lennart Nilsson scientific photography award winner 2009, The World at Night, Iran
Reclaiming the Night Sky

22-Oct-2009
Swetlana HUBRIG, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
Abundance Characteristics and Mechanisms Potentially Responsible for Exotic Chemical Peculiarities in Upper Main-Sequence Peculiar Stars

29-Oct-2009
Josefin LARSSON, Dept. of astronomy, Stockholm
X-ray Emission from the Inner Accretion Flow of Active Galactic Nuclei 

5-Nov-2009
Anna S. ARNADOTTIR, Lund Observatory
A Closer Look at the Galactic Thin and Thick Disks Using Strömgren Photometry

12-Nov-2009
Dainis DRAVINS, Lund Observatory.
Highest-Resolution Spectroscopy in Astrophysics

19-Nov-2009
David SODERBLOM, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore 
The Stars as a Sun: Placing the Sun in a Galactic Context

23-Nov-2009
Anna ÁRNADÓTTIR, Lund Observatory
A Photometric Study of the Galactic Disks Based on Strömgren Photometry
(PhD thesis defence with Bengt Edvardsson, Uppsala, as the faculty opponent)

26-Nov-2009
Uffe Grå e JØRGENSEN, Niels Bohr Institutet, København
The Hunt for Earth-Like Exoplanets

3-Dec-2009
Peter LAURSEN,DARK Cosmology Centre, København
Lyman-alpha Radiative Transfer with Dust

10-Dec-2009
Henrik HARTMAN, Lund Observatory.
The Astrophysical Laboratory Eta Carinae
A Spectroscopist's View


SPRING 2009


 
22-Jan-2009
Justyn MAUND, DARK Cosmology Centre, Copenhagen
The Progenitors of Core-Collapse Supernovae
 
29-Jan-2009
Graham M. HARPER, CASA; Boulder, Colorado
New Clues to Mass Loss from M Supergiants Hiding the Hot Stuff in Betelgeuse
 
5-Feb-2009
Birger SCHMITZ, Dept. of Geology, Lund University
An Astronomical Perspective on the Evolution of Life during the Past 540 Million Years
 
9-10-Feb-2009
Extreme Astrophysics for All
Mini-workshop for a broad audience of astronomers
 
15-Aug-2009
Alexander HANSSON, Lund Observatory
Stellar Population Parameters of Galaxies
 
10-Feb-2009
Marjatta LYYRA, Temple University, Philadelphia & Lise Meitner visiting professor, LTH
Applications of Quantum Optics in Molecular Systems
(Joint Lund Laser Centre seminar)  
 
13-Feb-2009
Steven WEINBERG, University of Texas, Austin
Living with Infinities. The Contributions of Gunnar Källen, and Expectations for the Future
(Gunnar and Gunnel Källen memorial lecture)
 
19-Feb-2009
Mary WILLIAMS, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
A RAVE about Streams
 
26-Feb-2009
Mats LINDROOS, CERN
Next Generation Neutrino Beams and a Possible Connection to the European Spallation Source
(Joint physics and astronomy seminar)
 
12-Mar-2009
Wladimir LYRA, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
The Turbulent Birth of Planets
 
12-Mar-2009
Örjan SKEPPSTEDT, Siegbahn Laboratory, Stockholm University
The FAIR Project from a Swedish Horizon
(Joint physics and astronomy Seminar)
 
19-Mar-2009
Michael J. WAY, NASA Ames Research Center & NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
A Brief History of the Prediction and Detection of the Expansion of the Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background
 
19-Mar-2009
Anton ZEILINGER, Quantum Optics, University of Vienna
From the Foundations of Quantum Optics to Quantum Information
(Joint physics and astronomy Seminar)
 
3-Apr-2009
Daniel ADÉN, Lund Observatory
A Study of the New Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy in Hercules – Mass, Metallicity, and a Stellar Inventory
 
15-Apr-2009
Shahin JAFARZADEH, Lund Observatory
Detection of Faint Stars near GAIA Objects
 
16-Apr-2009
Zhiwen WU, Lund Observatory
Modeling Adaptive Optics for E-ELT
 
23-Apr-2009
Justin READ, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich
Astrophysical Probes of Dark Matter
 
29-Apr-2009
Dougal MACKEY, Institute of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Unveiling Star Cluster Formation and Evolution of the Magellanic Clouds
 
7-May-2009
Alexander STEFANESCU, Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching bei Munchen & Max-Planck-Institut Halbleiterlabor, Munchen
Optical High-Time-Resolution Observations of High-Energy Transients
 
18-May-2009
SwAN, Swedish Astrobiology Meeting
 
28-May-2009
John BLACK, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers
Molecules in Wonderland: Departures from equilibrium in molecular astrophysics
 
2-Jun-2009
Lennart LINDEGREN, Lund Observatory
Planet-hunting, Quantum Fluctuations in the Early Universe and Picoradial Astronomy: Exploring the Universe from Observatories in Space
(Joint Lund Laser Centre seminar)
 
3-Jun-2009
Thomas BENSBY, European Southern Observatory, Santiago de Chile
Chemical Evolution of the Galactic Bulge as Traced by Microlensed Dwarf and Subgiant Stars
 
9-Jun-2009
Arnold van ARDENNE, ASTRON, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy & Onsala Space Observatory
Widefield Radio Imaging with the Square Kilometer Array
 

FALL 2008


 
5-Aug-2008
Lina KOHLSTRÖM, Lund Observatory
A Differential Study of the Elemental Abundances of K-giants in Baade's Window
 
15-Aug-2008
Alexander HANSSON, Lund Observatory
Stellar Population Parameters of Galaxies in the Wide-Field Nearby Galaxy-Cluster Survey
 
28-Aug-2008
Eric JOSSELIN, Groupe de Recherche en Astronomie et Astrophysique du Languedoc (GRAAL),Universite Montpellier II
Collisional Excitation of Warm Water
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8-Sep-2008
Clifford WILL, Washington University, St.Louis, MO & Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
 
10-Sep-2008
Michael MÖLLER European Southern Observatory, Garching bei Munchen
The European Extremely Large Telescope - Design and Analysis
 
18-Sep-2008
Dmitrijs DOCENKO, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Garching & Institute of Astronomy, University of Latvia, Riga
Optical, Infrared, and Radio Spectroscopy of Supernova Remnant Ejecta
 
25-Sep-2008
Richard BLACKWELL-WHITEHEAD, Lund Observatory
Laboratory Astrophysics: Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy for Astrophysics
 
2-Oct-2008
Eli YABLONOVITCH, Electric Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Nanophotonics, from Photonic Crystals to Plasmonics
 
9-Oct-2008
Margrethe WOLD, Institutt for teoretisk astrofysikk, Oslo
Dust-Obscured Quasars as Probes of Galaxy Evolution
 
10-Oct-2008
Christian VETTIER, ESS-Scandinavia
ESS-Scandinavia: Pushing neutron science forward
 
16-Oct-2008
Chunglee KIM, Lund Observatory
Pulsar Binaries as Gravitational-Wave Sources
 
23-Oct-2008
Ummi ABBAS, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino
The Clustering in Large Scale Galaxy Surveys: A phenomenological approach
 
30-Oct-2008
Olga BOTNER, Nuclear and particle physics, Uppsala
IceCube - Opening a window to the neutrino Universe
 
30-Oct-2008
Dimitri ARGYRIOU, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialen und Energie
Neutrons and X-rays Together Reveal Unique States in Condensed Matter Like Never Before
 
6-Nov-2008
Paul VREESWIJK, DARK Cosmology Centre, Copenhagen
High-Resolution Spectroscopy of GRB Afterglows with VLT/UVES
 
13-Nov-2008
Douglas G. MacMYNOWSKI, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Thirty Meter Telescope: Performance Modeling and Control
 
27-Nov-2008
Anne L'HUILLER, Atomic physics, Lund
Attosecond Physics and High-Order Harmonic Generation
 
4-Dec-2008
Heidi KORHONEN, European Southern Observatory, Garching
Stellar Magnetic Activity: Starspots and activity cycles
 
9-Dec-2008
Magnus AXELSSON, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University
Short-term X-ray Variability in Cygnus X-1
 

SPRING 2008


17-Jan-2008
Andreas KOCH, UCLA Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kinematic and Chemical Constraints on the Formation of M31's Halo
 
4-5 Feb-2008
Gaia for All, Mini-workshop for Swedish astronomers
 
13-Feb-2008
Johan WARELL, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Mercury: Old planet in new light
 
21-Feb-2008
Hampus NILSSON, Lund Observatory
Measurements of Atomic Parameters
 
28-Feb-2008
Hans KJELDSEN, Institud for Fysik og Astronomi, Arhus
Measurements of Stellar Structure throught Astroseismology
 
13-Mar-2008
Daniele MALESANI, Dark Cosmology Centre, Copenhagen
The Gamma Ray Burst - Core Collapse Supernova Connection
 
27-Mar-2008
Per KNUTSSON defends his PhD thesis
Faculty opponent: Roberto Ragazzoni, Padova
Experimental Adaptive Optics - A test facility for adaptive optics on a small telescope
 
3-Apr-2008
Giampaolo PIOTTO, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Padova
Multiple Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters
 
11-Apr-2008
Michel MAYOR, Observatoire de Geneve
Exoplanets: The road to earth twins
 
17-Apr-2008
Ariel GOOBAR, Albanova University Center, Stockholm
Prospects and Challenges in Supernova Cosmology
 
21-Apr-2008
Rashid A. SUNYAEV, IKI, Space Research Institute, Moscow &
Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
Crafoord Prize Lecture on High-Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology
 
8-May-2008
Sergei KLIONER, Lohrmann-Observatorium, Dresden
Experimental Foundations of Gravitational Physics
 
15-May-2008
Christian FENDT, Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg
Astrophysical Jets - Formation and Propagation 
 
29-May-2008
Alfonso ARAGON-SALAMANCA, School of Physics and Astronomy, Nottingham
The Formation of Lenticular Galaxies 
 
5-Jun-2008
Bacham Eswar REDDY, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
RV Tau Stars and the Solar Connection 
 
18-Jun-2008
Donald M. WIBERG, University of California, Santa Cruz
Astronomy, Cosmology, and Control Systems: Instrumentation for understanding the Universe through adaptive optics
 

FALL 2007


 
30-Aug-2007
Bo THIDE, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala & LOIS Space Centre, Växjö
Electromagnetic Angular Momentum in Radio-Based Space Physics and
Astrophysics - Concepts and Possibilities
 
4-Sep-2007
Sofia FELTZING, Lund Observatory
Formation and Evolution of Galaxies
 
6-Sep-2007
George DAI, Advanced Medical Optics, Santa Clara, CA
Wavefront Optics: From Astronomy to Vision
 
13-Sep-2007
Jim DALE, Lund Observatory
Stellar Collisions in the Galactic Centre
 
5-Oct-2007
Frank WILCZEK, MIT Physics Department
Anticipating a New Golden Age
 
11-Oct-2007
Peter THEJLL, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen
The Terrestrial Albedo Monitor Project - From Telescopes to Climate Research
 
18-Oct-2007
Jennifer SIMMERER, Lund Observatory
Elemental Abundance Variation in Galactic Thin-Disk Stars
 
25-Oct-2007
Alexis BRANDEKER, Stockholm Observatory
Binarity in Star Formation
 
1-Nov-2007
Mark WILKINSON, University of Leicester
Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies and the Nature of Dark Matter
 
2-Nov-2007
Urban ERIKSSON, Lund Observatory & Kristianstad University
Stellar Surface Structures and the Astrometric Search for Exoplanets
 
8-Nov-2007
Robert CUMMING, Stockholm Observatory
Galaxy Formation Processes Close to Home: The strange
kinematics of luminous blue compact galaxies
 
20-Nov-2007
Åke KVICK, MAX-lab & ESRF
Synchrotron Radiation - A Versatile Tool for Materials Research
 
29/30-Nov-2007
ELTs: Which Wavelengths?
(A symposium honoring Arne Ardeberg)
 
6-Dec-2007
Per KNUTSSON, Lund Observatory
Experiences from the Adaptive-Optics Experiment at Lund Observatory
 
10-Dec-2007
Patrik JONSSON, Lick Observatory
Panchromatic Models of Simulated Galaxies
 
12-Dec-2007
Alessandro DE ANGELIS, MAGIC Physics Coordinator, University of Udine
Very-High Energy Photons from Distant Galaxies
 

SPRING 2007


 
25-Jan-2007
Claudio GERMANA, Lund Observatory & Padua
Temporal Variability in X-ray Binaries - Relativistic models and optical observability

01-Feb-2007
Craig SANSONETTI, NIST
Wavelength Standards for the Real World

08-Feb-2007
Ross CHURCH, Lund Observatory
Binary Evolution within Stellar Clusters

15-Feb-2007
Hans OLOFSSON, Stockholm/Onsala
Evolved Stars as Seen through the Eyes of APEX and ALMA

27-Feb-2007
Daniel ADEN, Lund
Neutrino-antineutrino annihilation in supernovae

01-Mar-2007
Robert DUNN, Southampton
Radio sources in clusters of galaxies

15-Mar-2007
Mark PEARCE, KTH
PAMELA – a satellite experiment studying antiparticles in the cosmic radiation

22-Mar-2007
Peter WINTOFT, IRF/Space Physics, Lund
The unpredictability and limited use of sunspot numbers as a solar activity measure

29-Mar-2007
Gillian NAVE, NIST
Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy at NIST for the calibration and interpretation of astrophysical spectra

12-Apr-2007
Richard STANCLIFFE, Cambridge
Carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars

19-Apr-2007
Gottfried KANBACH, MPE, Garching
Practical High-Time-Resolution Astronomy: Concept and results from the OPTIMA project

03-May-2007
Nuno SANTOS, Lisbon
Statistical properties of exoplanets

10-May-2007
Tom MARSH, Warwick
Ultracam: studying astrophysics on the fastest timescales

24-May-2007
Michael ANDERSEN, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam
PEPSI: a high-resolution spectrograph for the Large Binocular Telescope
 
30-May-2007
Cole MILLER, Maryland
Getting a kick out of black hole spin alignment

7-Jun-2007
Karl SVENSSON, Lund
Numerical simulations of galactic trajectories for high velocity stars

20-Jun-2007
Jonas JOHANSSON, Lund
Computation of star formation histories for resolved stellar populations
- with an application to the Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxy
 
21-Jun-2007
Gustav STRÖMBÄCK, Lund
The Elusive Stellar Halo - Groundbased photometry of resolved stellar populations towards the outer regions of NGC 3109
 

FALL 2006


 
07-Sep-2006
Gunilla LJUNG, Lund Observatory
Measurements of oscillator strengths in Zr II and Cr II

14-Sep-2006
Jay GALLAGHER, University of Wisconsin
Dense and intense: Star formation in starburst galaxies

21-Sep-2006
Kasper ÖBERG, Lund Observatory
A new experimental method to determine transition probabilities

28-Sep-2006
Poul-Erik NISSEN, Aarhus
High precision spectroscopy with the ESO VLT/UVES spectrograph: Lithium and Sulphur abundances in the early universe

05-Oct-2006
Norbert CHRISTLIEB, Uppsala
Past, present, and future surveys for metal-poor stars

19-Oct-2006
Garrelt MELLEMA, Stockholm
The reionization of the universe

26-Oct-2006
Kambiz FATHI, Stockholm
Galaxy evolution: from large-scale dynamics down to the nucleus of spiral galaxies

02-Nov-2006
Steinn SIGURDSSON, Penn State University
Extreme mass ratio inspirals into supermassive black holes: LISA sources and rates

09-Nov-2006
Hans ZINNECKER, Astrophysics Institute, Potsdam
Planet searches around white dwarfs

15-Nov-2006
Karl-Heinz LANGANKE, GSI Darmstadt
Supernovae and nuclear structure

23-Nov-2006
Maria ALDENIUS, Lund Observatory
Improving the precision of atomic data of astrophysical interest
 

SPRING 2006


 
19-Jan-2006
Mattias ERIKSSON, Lund Observatory
Fluorescence lines as a diagnostic tool

26-Jan-2006
Ulrike HEITER, Uppsala
Stellar model atmospheres on the test bench

02-Feb-2006
Mats LARSSON, Stockholm University
H3+ and the cosmic ionization rate

09-Feb-2006
Ilya USOSKIN, University of Oulu
Modern high solar activity: How unusual is it?

16-Feb-2006
Jacques BECKERS, University of Washington
The Effects of Large Scale Stellar Surface Flows on Exo-Solar Planet Detection

17-Feb-2006
Hans Martin SCHMID, ETH, Zurich
Polarimetry of extra-solar planets

23-Feb-2006
Johann DISCHLER, Lund Observatory
Radial infall of stellar clusters towards the black hole at the Galactic centre

02-Mar-2006
Alessandro ROMEO, Onsala/Chalmers
N-Body Simulations with Two-Orders-of-Magnitude Higher Performance Using Wavelets

07-Mar-2006
Malcolm FRIDLUND, Astrophysics Division, ESTEC/ESA
Comparative Planetology

09-Mar-2006
Oleg KOCHUKHOV, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Asteroseismology of magnetic pulsators: Toward 3-D maps of stellar atmospheres

30-Mar-2006
Dougal MACKEY, Cambridge, U.K.
Structural evolution of globular cluster cores

04-April-2006
Willy BENZ, UBern
Giant planet formation: Confronting theory with observations

20-April-2006
Martin LUNDQVIST, Lund Observatory
Determining r versus s process content of metal poor stars using abundance trends and isotope shifts

21-April-2006
Elizabeth GRIFFIN, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Canada
The Earth's Ozone: New roles for old astronomical data

27-April-2006
Günter WIEDEMANN, Hamburg Observatory
Advanced methods for high-resolution spectroscopy at large telescopes

11-May-2006
Claes FRANSSON, Stockholm
Interaction of supernovae with their circumstellar media

16-May-2006
Ian BONNELL, University of St Andrews
Star formation in spiral galaxies

23-May-2006
Erik ZACKRISSON, Tuorla Observatory
The red halos of galaxies

30-May-2006
Daniel FARIA, Lund Observatory
Galaxy formation and evolution

20-June-2006
Hans-Günter LUDWIG, Paris Observatory, Meudon
CIFIST: Searching for, observing, and modelling extremely metal-poor stars
 
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