Cosmology and Relativity Group (CRAG) seminar schedule

Academic year 2017/18

Seminars are usually on Tuesdays at 4pm in J11 Hicks.

Semester 1

Week Date Speaker Title
0 Tue / Thu       Elizabeth Winstanley
Sam Dolan
Christopher Fewster (York)    
Quantum field theory on anti-de Sitter space-time.
Geometrical optics and spin-helicity effects.
Preferred states in quantum field theories, ancient and modern.
1 26th Sep
2 3rd Oct
3 10th Oct Antonin Coutant (Nottingham) The draining bathtub experiment
4 17th Oct Sam Dolan Journal club: GW/multi-messenger astronomy with binary neutron star mergers
5 24th Oct Elizabeth Winstanley Journal club: C Rovelli, arXiv:1710.00218
6 31st Oct Nicola Franchini (Nottingham) Black Holes with Light Boson Hair and QPOs
7 7th Nov Theo Torres (Nottingham) Non-shallow water waves on a vortex: A model for dispersive fields around rotating black holes.
8 14th Nov Christopher Berry (Birmingham) Binary observations with LIGO and Virgo.
9 21st Nov Vladimir Toussaint (Nottingham) Massive conformal zero-mode for the untwisted, free scalar field in the (1+1)-dimensional, spatially compactified Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) cosmological spacetimes.
10 28th Nov Markus Fröb (York) Algebraic quantum field theory, the Hadamard condition and Ward identities
11 5th Dec Hannah Middleton (Birmingham) Constraints on the gravitational wave background from massive black hole binaries using pulsar timing arrays
12 12th Dec, 2pm Lucas Lombriser (Edinburgh) Cosmic Self-Acceleration from Modified Gravity before/after GW170817

Semester 2

Week Date Speaker Title
1 6th Feb 2018
2 13th Feb Tommi Tenkanen (Queen Mary UL) Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter
3 20th Feb
4 27th Feb
5 6th Mar
6 13th Mar
7 20th Mar
Easter break
8 17th Apr
9 24th Apr
10 1st May
11 8th May
12 15th May