#PlanetarySeminar: NASA’s Dr Paul Mahaffy on Mars from Curiosity and MAVEN

Dr Paul Mahaffy, NASA AMES, SAM (MSL) and MAVEN Principal Investigator, will talk about Martian Organics, Isotopes, and the Evolution of Habitability Explored in Gale Crater with the Curiosity Rover and from Orbit with the MAVEN mission.  Wednesday 19 October 2022 from 3-4 pm The Curiosity rover has been systematically exploring for more than 10 years the […]

Centenary Inaugural Lectures:  Black Holes to Giant Planets

Centenary Inaugural Lectures: Black Holes to Giant Planets

Members of the School of Physics and Astronomy are invited to two Professorial Inaugural Lectures in September. Black holes, Bayes’ rule and blended learning Professor Simon Vaughan’s centenary inaugural lecture will be taking place on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 5.30pm in Bennett Lecture Theatre 1. To attend please register on EventBrite (by Friday 16 […]

SUREFest – Final Internship Presentations

SUREFest – Final Internship Presentations

This summer, the School of Physics and Astronomy has hosted 11 interns working as part of the SURE (summer undergraduate research experience) programme.  The SURE programme provides paid opportunities for talented undergraduates to get a flavour of the cutting-edge research being undertaken within the School of Physics and Astronomy. Our students will be presenting their […]

Casual astrophysics seminars next week – 28th June 2pm – 30th June 1pm – LTD

There will be two lunchtime seminars from visitors during the last week of June. 1) Rachael Amaro (University of Arizona) on “Clouds and Circulation in the Irradiated Brown Dwarf NLTT5306B”. Please contact Sarah Casewell for information. LTD at 2pm on Tuesday 28th June. 2) Jess Speedie (Victoria) on “Velocity Kinks: Reliable Signposts of Planets in […]

Astrophysics Seminar – Wed 22nd June 3pm – Vincent van Eylen

This week’s online-only Astrophysics Seminar at 3pm on Wednesday is the last scheduled for the 2021-22 season. Vincent van Eylen (UCL) will tell us about “The architecture of planets and their host stars” Abstract: Thousands of exoplanets have now been detected and they exhibit a striking diversity in properties, with system architectures sometimes similar but […]

Astrophysics Seminar – Wednesday June 15th 3pm – Can Cui on “Turbulence in outer protoplanetary disks”

This week’s astrophysics seminar is by Can Cui (Cambridge). Online, and projected in LTA, Online access in Teams at the address below. Abstract: Turbulence is essential to many fundamental processes in protoplanetary disks, including angular momentum transport, dust evolution, and planet migration. I will focus on two instabilities that can drive turbulent motions in outer […]

Astrophysics Seminar 8th June 3pm on Teams – Laura Rogers on White Dwarf planetary systems.

Laura Rogers (Cambridge) will present remotely via Teams, and be projected in LTA. Title and abstract: An observational perspective on white dwarf planetary systems Around a third of white dwarfs are externally polluted by planetary material. It is hypothesised that chunks of planetary material get perturbed onto star grazing orbits, tidally disrupt, and accrete onto […]

Astrophysics Seminars – today and for the rest of the month.

Today’s speaker is our own Beatriz Sanchez-Cano, talking about “Martian Space Weather” live at 3pm in LTA, and the talk should also be streamed on Teams. Teams link for today’s talk: For the rest of term (and slightly beyond) the following schedule is planned: 8th June – Laura Rogers “An observational perspective on white […]

Women in Space: On the Ground and Heading for the Stars – Seminar by Sue Nelson

We are pleased to announce that the latest in our series of EDI Seminars will be presented by Sue Nelson in celebration of International Women’s Day and will take place in person at Space Park Leicester on Tuesday 8th March at 11.00 am.  Sue Nelson is a science journalist, broadcaster and author of Wally Funk’s […]

Exoplanets and their Origins – Professor Richard Alexander Centenary Inaugural Lecture

Join Professor Richard Alexander as he discusses how planets and planetary systems are formed, highlighting what we understand, what we don’t understand, and questions for the future.

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