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Recent Invited Talks given by Melvyn B. Davies

Black Holes and Core Expansion in Massive Clusters at Formation and Evolution of Globular Clusters, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, January, 2009 (pdf file here, video available here).
From solar systems to the observed extrasolar planets: the potential of perturbing stars Astronomy colloquium in Cambridge, UK, February, 2009 (pdf file here).
Stellar Mergers in Galactic Nuclei at Lorentz Center Workshop on Stellar Mergers, Leiden, The Netherlands, September, 2009 (pdf file here).
The Impact of Stellar Collisions in the Galactic Center at Galactic Center Workshop, Shanghai, China, October, 2009 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Physics Colloquium at St Andrews, UK, November, 2009 (pdf file here).
From solar systems to the observed extrasolar planets: the potential of perturbing stars Astronomy seminar in Exeter, UK, December, 2009 (pdf file here).

Effects of Stellar Encounters in the Galactic Center at Winter conference on Formation and Evolution of Black Holes, Aspen, USA, February, 2010 (pdf file here).
How Stellar Encounters Affect Planetary Systems Seminar at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, April, 2010 (pdf file here, video available here).
Black Hole Formation and Growth at LISA Astro-GR meeting on Gravitational Radiation, Paris, France, September 2010 (pdf file here).
Planetary Systems in Stellar Clusters Astronomy colloquium in Zurich, November, 2010 (pdf file here).
The Role of the Environment in the Evolution of Planetary System at the Ringberg Workshop on Planetary Population Synthesis: The Predictive Power of Planet Formation Theory, Ringberg, Germany, December, 2010 (pdf file here).

Collisions and Close Encounters within Globular Clusters at School of Astrophysics "Francesco Lucchin", Bertinoro, Italy, May, 2011(lecture notes available here).
The Stability of Planetary Systems at Exoplanets: Past, Present, and Future Meeting, Lund, Sweden, May, 2011(pdf file here, video available here).
Encounters in stellar clusters at Dynamics and formation of the Oort Cloud Meeting, Lille, France, September, 2011(pdf file here).
The Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanet Systems Astronomy colloquium at ESTEC, The Netherlands, November, 2011(pdf file here).
Dynamics of Planetary Systems in Lund at Planetary Systems with Gaia: Near and Far, Porto, Portugal, November, 2011(pdf file here).

The Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanet Systems Astronomy colloquium in Heidelberg, Germany, January 2012 (pdf file here, video available here).
Supermassive Black Hole Formation in Galactic Nuclei Astronomy seminar in Durham, UK, October 2012 (pdf file here).
The Formation Channels of Blue Stragglers At Ecology of Blue Straggler Stars Meeting, ESO, Chile, November 2012 (pdf file here).
The Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanet Systems Astronomy colloquium in Leiden, The Netherlands, December 2012 (pdf file here, recording available here).

Planetary Systems in Crowded Places at winter conference on Exoplanets in Multi-body Systems in the Kepler Era, Aspen, USA, February 2013 (pdf file here, recording available here).
Supermassive Black Hole Formation and Growth: at high red shifts and in the local universe Astronomy colloquium in Bonn, Germany, April 2013 (pdf file here).
The Long-Term Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems at Protostars and Planets VI Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany, July 2013 (pdf file here, video available here).
Red-Giant Depletion in Galactic Nuclei at Astro-GR Meeting, Atlanta, USA, November 2013 (pdf file here).
Black holes and red giants in galactic nuclei Astronomy seminar in Leicester, UK, December 2013 (pdf file here).

The Dynamics of Exoplanet Systems Astronomy seminar in Warwick, UK, February 2014 (pdf file here).
Exoplanets, dynamics, and stellar clusters Astronomy colloquium, Oxford, UK, February 2014 (pdf file here).
Exoplanets and their birth evironments Astronomy seminar in Exeter, UK, February 2014 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Joint Max Planck-ESO Colloquium, Garching, Germany, March 2014 (pdf file here).
Orbital Dynamics of Planetary Systems Colloquium in Bern, Switzerland, March 2014 (pdf file here).
Exoplanets and compact binaries: the effects of crowded environments Astrophysics seminar in Birmingham, UK, April 2014 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Colloquium, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK, May 2014 (pdf file here, video here).
Exoplanets and Stellar Clusters JILA Astrophysics seminar, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, June 2014 (pdf file here).
Planetary Systems in Stellar Clusters at Stellar N-body Dynamics, Sexton, Italy, September 2014 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Astronomy Seminar, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands, November 2014 (pdf file here).

Formation Processes for Intermediate-mass Black Holess at Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters, Aspen, USA, January 2015 (pdf file here).
The Ecology of the Galactic Center JILA Astrophysics colloquium, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, January 2015 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters General Physics Colloquium, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, March 2015 (pdf file here).
Stellar clusters and the exotica within them Astronomy seminar, Turku, Finland, November 2015 (pdf file here).
Close encounters within stellar clusters at Modelling and Observing Dense Stellar Systems, Kobe, Japan, December 2015 (pdf file here).

The Ecology of the Galactic Center at Dynamics and accretion at the Galactic Center, Aspen, USA, February 2016 (pdf file here).
The dynamical evolution of exoplanet systems Astronomy seminar, Padua, Italy, February 2016 (pdf file here).
Blue Straggler Stars Formation Channels at Stellar Clusters as Cosmic Laboratories for Astrophysics, Dynamics and Fundamental Physics, Bologna, Italy, April 2016 (pdf file here).
Conference Summary at Stellar Clusters as Cosmic Laboratories for Astrophysics, Dynamics and Fundamental Physics, Bologna, Italy, April 2016 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Physics Colloquium, Tuebingen, Germany, November 2016 (pdf file here).
Stellar clusters, supernovae and the Sun Astronomy Colloquium, Warsaw, Poland, November 2016 (pdf file here).
The Galactic Centre Environment at Bad Honnef Winter School on Stellar aggregates over mass and spatial scales, Bad Honnef, Germany, December 2016 (pdf file here).

How unique is the Solar System? at Lorentz Center Workshop on the Formation of the Solar System and the Origin of Life, Leiden, The Netherlands, February 2017 (pdf file here).
The future of planetary architectures at Knut and Alice Wallenberg Jubilee meeting entitled Big Questions in Astrophysics - the next decades, Lund, Sweden, April 2017 (pdf file here, video here).
Close encounters involving black holes in stellar clusters at Nordita workshop on The Physics of Extreme-Gravity Stars, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2017 (pdf file here).
Open problems in compact object dynamics as part of the Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics 2017: Astrophysics with gravitational wave detections, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2017 (pdf file here).
Stellar collisions and their products at Modelling and observing dense stellar systems (MODEST 17), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2017 (pdf file here).
The Ecology of the Galactic Center at meeting on Stellar Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, November 2017 (pdf file here, video here).
Exoplanetary systems dynamics and habitability at 51st ESLAB Symposium on Extreme Habitable Worlds, ESTEC, Nordwijk, The Netherlands, December 2017 (pdf file here).

The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Colloquium given as part of an Institute of Physics, Ireland guest lecturer tour, University College Cork, Ireland, February 2018 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Colloquium given as part of an Institute of Physics, Ireland guest lecturer tour, University College Dublin, Ireland, February 2018 (pdf file here).
The Astrophysics of Stellar Clusters Colloquium given as part of an Institute of Physics, Ireland guest lecturer tour, Queens University, Belfast, UK, February 2018 (pdf file here).


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Last updated: 2017, December 18