AAO Colloquia

The AAO organises frequent colloquia at our North Ryde headquarters. These are usually held Thursday morning at 11:00 am, though other dates are occasionally scheduled. We welcome talks from visiting astronomers - if you are passing through Sydney and would like to tell us about your work, please contact the AAO colloquium organiser at (colloquia@aao.gov.au). The ATNF (Australia Telescope National Facility) also organises colloquia at their Epping offices. A schedule for these talks can be found on the ATNF Colloquia webpage. The AAO and ATNF occasionally organise Joint Colloquia when the speaker is likely to be of interest to both radio and optical communities. These talks will be found in both the list below, and the ATNF schedule. A list of past speakers can also be found below.

Next Scheduled AAO Colloquium

Emily Wisnioski, speaking on "The KMOS^3D Survey: design, first results, and the evolution of galaxy kinematics", to be held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:00AM on Thursday 2nd October, 2014.
Abstract:
I will discuss the KMOS^3D survey, a new integral field survey of over 600 galaxies at z=0.7-2.7 using KMOS at the VLT. The KMOS^3D survey utilises synergies with multi-wavelength ground and space-based surveys to trace the evolution of spatially-resolved kinematics and star formation from a homogeneous sample over 5 Gyrs of cosmic history. In the first year of data we detect Halpha emission in ~200 galaxies at z~1 and z~2 In the current sample most of the resolved galaxies are rotation-dominated implying that the star-forming ‘main sequence’ (MS) is primarily composed of rotating galaxies at both redshift regimes. The first year data and results from our KMOS^3D survey opens up new avenues in investigating the early evolution of galaxies and their kinematics.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Thursday 2nd October, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Emily Wisnioski (MPE)The KMOS^3D Survey: design, first results, and the evolution of galaxy kinematics
Friday 17th October, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)David Sanders (IFA Hawaii)TBA
Thursday 30th October, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Brad Tucker (Australian National Observatory)Results from ESSENCE and the Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey (KEGS)
Thursday 13th November, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Jillian Bellovary (Vanderbilt)Scrutinizing the Relationship Between Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes

Past Colloquia

DateTimeLocationSpeakerTitle
Tuesday 30th September, 201402:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Jacinta Delhaize (UWA)Pushing the redshift limit of neutral hydrogen gas observations with spectral stacking
Thursday 4th September, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Cristina Romero-Canizales (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile )The core-collapse supernova rate in luminous infrared galaxies: the case of Arp 299
Tuesday 2nd September, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Aleksandra Hamanowicz, Jonathan St. Antoine, and Samantha Stever (AAO)Undergraduate Winter Student Talks
Tuesday 26th August, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Rosemary Beeston and Connor Diamond (AAO )AAO Undergraduate Winter Students Talks
Wednesday 20th August, 201403:00PMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Jonay Isai Gonzalez Hernandez (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Canary Islands, Spain))Origin of compact objects and supernovae
Thursday 7th August, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Matt Owers (AAO)TBA
Wednesday 30th July, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Amanda Moffett (University of Western Australia)Blue Early-type Galaxies and Disk Evolution
Tuesday 29th July, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Richard Scalzo (ANU)The Ejected Mass Distribution of Type Ia Supernovae
Thursday 10th July, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Chris Impey (University of Arizona)Probing the Limits of Nuclear Activity with the COSMOS Survey
Wednesday 9th July, 201411:00AMAAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2)Stuart Ryder, Julia Bryant, Jessica Zheng, Jon Lawrence, & Andy Sheinis (AAO)Highlights from SPIE 2014: Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
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