Pizza lunch talks

The API pizza lunch talks are informal, weekly meetings where people give a half hour overview of their work (or perhaps a totally different topic), in an informal atmosphere. Pizza meeting is not a colloquium, but is intended to inform and stimulate discussion about the topic.

More information (including tips for speakers, contact points and the latest API articles & circulars).

Past lunch talks

The Widefield ORT: A Large Scale Survey Instrument for Cosmological Investigations

Peeyush Prasad — Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India

The Ooty Radio Telescope (ORT) is undergoing a major upgrade involving digitization of every two-metre section of the half-kilometer feed array, and transport of this data over a fibre network to a programmable digital receiver.

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Thursday 27 January 2011, 12:30. Location: C1.112

Very Faint X-ray Binaries: XTE J1719-291

Montserrat Armas Padilla

Thursday 13 January 2011, 12:30. Location: C4.172B

Neutron Star Spindown

Prof. Ali Alpar — visiting from Sabancı Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Thursday 9 December 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.10

Reconnection of Turbulent Magnetic Field and Particle Acceleration

Prof. Alex Lazarian — University of Wisconsin at Madison

A new mechanism of magnetic reconnection that we proposed and successfully tested is able to convert a substantial part of energy stored in magnetic field into energetic particles.

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Thursday 25 November 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.04

Fermi observations of blazars

Prof. Juri Poutanen — University of Oulu, Finland

Thursday 18 November 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.10

The Square Kilometre Array: a Dutch perspective

Thijs van der Hulst and Arnold van Ardenne — Kapteyn / Astron

The status and future of the Square Kilometre Array project

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Thursday 11 November 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.04

How to Make Pizza, or, Version Control for Astronomers

John Swinbank

Thursday 4 November 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.04

Twin kHz QPOs in the accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar IGR J17511–3057?

Maithili Kalamkar

Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.10

Strong EOS Constraints from a Massive NS

Jason Hessels — Astron

Thursday 21 October 2010, 12:30. Location: A1.10

Theoretical Nonsense and the Quest for Micro Black Holes

Lucas Ellerbroek

Wednesday 13 October 2010, 12:30. Location: C1.112