Past events

2–3pm 16 February 2018
I use the gas-phase chemical abundance of star-forming galaxies to understand how the environment influences the multi-phase gas cycle as a galaxy falls into the cluster potential...
11am–12pm 8 February 2018
The Earth is considered to be a devolatilized piece of the solar nebula. Similarly, rocky exoplanets are most likely devolatilized pieces of the stellar nebulae out of which they...
11am–12pm 7 February 2018
The polarized synchrotron emission of the Milky Way cosmic ray electrons propagates to us through a magneto-ionic medium that causes Faraday rotation. The emission process has...
11am–12pm 1 February 2018
Close tidal encounters among large planetesimals and moons were more common than impacts. Using a mass spring model within an N-body simulation, we simulate the small deformation...
11am–12pm 30 January 2018
In order to address the mechanism of rich cluster formation I present recent analyses on formation of the young rich clusters in the LMC and the Antennae galaxies. In the LMC R136...
2–3pm 25 January 2018
In standard cosmological perturbation theory, peculiar velocities - or cosmic flows - arise from large-scale structure in the nearby Universe. Since the late 1970s there has been...
11am–12pm 21 December 2017
Controlling sophisticated Adaptive Optics (AO) systems on the future Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) is a challenge which is yet to be resolved. As the ELTs are adaptive...
Prof Paul Davies
7–8pm 16 December 2017
Whether or not we are alone in the universe is one of the oldest questions of existence. For several decades astronomers have been sweeping the skies with radio telescopes hoping...
11am–12pm 14 December 2017
The interpretation of images is at the heart of most investigations in astronomy, and much effort is spent on designing and operating telescopes and instruments that produce the...
11am–12pm 12 December 2017
Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound objects in the Universe and are excellent cosmological probes. Their power as cosmological probes, however, is currently...
11am–12pm 7 December 2017
The presence of dust in galaxies significantly alters their observed spectral energy distributions. If not properly accounted for, this will lead to incorrect estimates for many...
1–2pm 1 December 2017
AGN are episodic in nature, cycling through periods of activity and quiescence. Their life-cycle is key for understanding the impact they have on their host galaxy. In this talk,...
9am–5pm 1 December 2017
Mt. Stromlo Student Seminars
9am–5pm 30 November 2017
Mt. Stromlo Student Seminars
11am–12pm 23 November 2017
Protoplanetary disks are the birthplaces of planets but the spatial resolution at long wavelengths has so far been insufficient to resolve the critical 5-30 AU region. The Atacama...
11am–12pm 16 November 2017
A key missing piece in a predictive theory of star formation is the link between scales of individual stars and star clusters up to the scales of entire galaxies. LEGUS, a HST...
11am–12pm 13 November 2017
New instruments and projects at ESO.
2–3pm 10 November 2017
Galaxies grow through the accretion of gas, minor mergers and major mergers in the hierarchical picture of galaxy evolution. The merging of two gas-rich galaxies cause gas to be...
11am–12pm 9 November 2017
Thanks to nuclear astro-physics collaboration, we now have good understanding of the origin of elements from carbon to zinc, and theoretical models have well reproduced the...
11am–12pm 7 November 2017
The theme of the talk is how different modes of stellar feedback affect the evolution of galaxies and how, with appropriate care, we can constrain the role of the historically...

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