Wednesday colloquia

The API colloquia are weekly meetings where people give a 45 minute overview of their work. Afterwards there is time for discussion. At the end of each month the colloquia are jointly held with GRAPPA.

The contact person for the regular API colloquia is Selma de Mink.
The contact person for the joint GRAPPA/API colloquia is Jacco Vink.


Upcoming colloquia

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Wednesday 25 October 2017,

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Wednesday 1 November 2017,

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Wednesday 8 November 2017,

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Wednesday 15 November 2017,

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Wednesday 22 November 2017,

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Raymond Pierrehumbert

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Wednesday 29 November 2017, 11:00. Location: C4.174

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Wednesday 6 December 2017,

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Wednesday 13 December 2017,


Past colloquia

Detecting and Characterising Planets with Direct Imaging

Beth Biller — Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK

Direct detection, and direct spectroscopy in particular, have great potential for advancing our understanding of extrasolar planets. In combinations with other methods of planet detection, direct imaging and spectroscopy will allow us to eventually: 1) fully map out the architecture of typical planetary systems and 2) study the physical properties of exoplanets (colors, temperatures, etc.) in depth.

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Wednesday 17 May 2017, 11:00. Location: C4.174

Observing the Strong-Field Region near Black Holes using X-ray Reflection Spectroscopy

Javier Garcia — California Institute of Technology, and Remeis Observatory, Bamberg Germany

In region close to a black hole, the extreme conditions created by the strong gravitational field produces copious emission of radiation, most of it at very high energies. The interaction of this radiation with the material surrounding a black hole results in observables that carry physical information on the system. X-ray spectral and timing techniques have been used for decades to
access these phenomena.

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Wednesday 10 May 2017, 11:00. Location: C4.174