Astro Summer Seminar Series
Every summer the astronomy graduate students host a series of seminars highlighting the novel and diverse research being conducted by astronomers at UVic and the NRC-HAA. Not only does this allow local astronomers to present the depth and range of their current research, but it gives the audience the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research being done in Victoria.
Interested in presenting? We invite all astronomers from UVic and NRC-HAA (faculty, post-docs, research personnel, graduate students, coop students) to present for a half-hour on a current research project. We also welcome external collaborators of UVic and NRC-HAA personnel to present as well. If you are interested in presenting, reach out to anyone on our organizing committee.
Organizing Committee: Mallory Thorp (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vida Saeedzadeh (email@example.com)
Interested in attending? The 2020 astronomy seminar series will be held from 12pm – 1pm on Wednesdays (with some flexibility for certain speakers). Given the continuing situation with COVID-19, we will hold these seminars using Blackboard, and will return to hosting the event on the UVic campus at a later date. See the table below for scheduled seminars.
Link / Location
|29 – 04 – 2020||Jon Willis||All These Worlds Are Yours – The Scientific Search for Alien Life.||Recorded Seminar|
|06 – 05 – 2020||Falk Herwig||3D hydrodynamic simulations of core-convection in massive stars: new solutions to an old problem||No Recording|
|13 – 05 – 2020||Alan McConnachie||Pushing Gaia to the limits: new insights into the outer Galaxy and the Local Group||Recorded Seminar|
|20 – 05 – 2020||JJ Kavelaars||TBD||Recorded Seminar|
|27 – 05 – 2020||No Seminar – conflict with CASCA AGM|
|03 – 06 – 2020||Arif Babul||Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters||Recorded Seminar|
|10 – 06 – 2020||Tarun Kumar||Postponed|
|17 – 06 – 2020||Kim Venn||The Metal Poor Galaxy||Recorded Seminar|
|24 – 06 – 2020||Raphael Errani||Tidal stripping 101: substructure abundance and the dark matter halos of Milky Way dwarfs||Recorded Seminar|
|01 – 07 – 2020||No Seminar – Canada Day!|
|08 – 07 – 2020||Clare Higgs||The Stellar Structure of Isolated Local Group Dwarf Galaxies with the Solo Survey||Recorded Seminar|
|15 – 07 – 2020||Guillaume Thomas||Reconstructing the history of the Milky Way and probing the dark matter nature with our stellar halo and its structures||Recorded Seminar|
|22 – 07 – 2020||Doug Johnstone||Steady Wind-Blown Cavities within Infalling Rotating Envelopes: Application to the Broad Velocity Component in Young Protostars Observed by the Herschel Space Observatory||Recorded Seminar|
|29 – 07 – 2020||Maan Hani||The spatially resolved effects of galaxy mergers on star formation and metallicities in IllustrisTNG||No Recording|
|05 – 08 – 2020||Nienke van der Marel||On the origin, diversity and fate of gapped protoplanetary disks||Recorded Seminar|
|12 – 08 – 2020||OPEN||TBD|
|19 – 08 – 2020||Toby Brown||Early Results from VERTICO, the Virgo Environment Traced in CO Survey||No Recording|
|02 – 09 – 2020||Katie Crotts||A Deep Polarimetric Analysis of the Debris Disk HD 106906||Link|
The organizing committee thanks all the volunteer speakers at the 2020 Summer Seminar Series for their engaging presentations.