Astrophysics Seminars

We hold weekly journal-club meetings every Wednesday at 1:00pm. The format of the meetings, which take place in the 2nd floor seminar room of the Physics Bldg, is rather informal and it ranges from open discussions to presentations by members of the group or visitors.

If you are interested to lead one of these meetings or give a seminar with your recent results, or you would simply like to visit us, please contact Prof. Vasiliki Pavlidou.

A list of recent and upcoming seminars, as well as past talks, is presented in the following table:

Date Title / Speaker
7 December 2016:
"Probing the properties of extragalactic Supernova Remnants"
Dr. Ioanna Leonidaki, University of Crete
16 November 2016:
"Travels With Steve"
Dr. Stephen Williams, University of Crete
9 November 2016:
"Observing optical polarimetric variability from BLAZARS to CVs"
Prof. Stephen Potter, South African Astronomical Observatory, SAAO

Past Seminars

Date Title / Speaker
26 October 2016:
"Parsec-Scale Shocks Produced by Powerful Jets from Neutron Star and Stellar-Mass Black Hole Binaries"
Dr. Paul Sell, University of Crete
19 October 2016:
"Solar Wind Charge eXchange and the DXL mission"
Prof. Massimiliano Galeazzi, University of Miami, USA
28 July 2016:
"Formation and evolution of Be decretion discs in binary systems"
Dr. Despina Panoglou, University of Sao Paolo
15 July 2016:
"Black hole collisions as multi-messenger sources"
Dr. Vassilis Paschalidis, Princeton University, USA
3 June 2016:
"Beyond the Barn Door: New Perspectives on Studying Cosmic-ray Accelerators"
Prof. Amanda Weinstein, Iowa State University
20 April 2016:
"Separated at birth : wide double white dwarf binaries"
Dr. Jeff Andrews, University of Crete
17 February 2016:
"Superluminous supernovae: exciting explosions that lack an explanation"
Dr. G. Leloudas, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
13 Nov 2015:
"The NuSTAR AGN Physics Program"
Prof. Giorgio Matt, Roma Tre University, Italy
4 Nov 2015:
"Unraveling the blazar mystery"
Yannis Liodakis, University of Crete
14 Oct 2015:
"The quest for the largest cores in early-type galaxies"
Dr. Paolo Bonfini, UNAM, Mexico
12 Oct 2015:
"Studies of Far-Infrared Fine Structure Lines in the Milky Way"
Prof. Paul Goldsmith, JPL/Caltech, USA
25 Sep 2015:
"Hot Dust Obscured Galaxies"
Prof. Roberto Assef, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
20 May 2015:
"Variations of the ISM Conditions Across the Main Sequence of Star-Forming Galaxies: Observations and Simulations"
Dr. Raffael Martinez-Gallarza, CfA/Harvard, USA
30 April 2015:
"The Sun, sunspots, and Earth's climate"
Dr. Henk Spruit, MPIA/Garching, Germany
22 April 2015:
"Magnetospheric accretion: propellering and dead disks"
Dr. Henk Spruit, MPIA/Garching, Germany
19 February 2015:
"Enabling astronomical insights into the particle nature of dark matter"
Dr. Leonidas Moustakas, JPL/Caltech, USA
9 February 2015:
"The evolution of nuclear and star formation activity in compact groups of galaxies over the past 3 Gyr"
Dr. Theodoros Bitsakis, UNAM, Mexico
2 November 2015:
"Cosmic Rays: A View into Structure Formation and the New Physics"
Prof. Tijana Prodanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
21 August 2014:
"Formation of interstellar filaments: the role of magnetic fields"
Dr. Eva Ntormousi, CEA/Saclay, France
11 August 2014:
"The latest results on the Fomalhaut planetary system & the Gemini Planetary Imager"
Prof. Paul Kalas, University of California, Berkeley, USA
23 June 2015:
"The depleted cores of massive early type galaxies"
Dr. Paolo Bonfini, Swinburne Observatory, Australia
4 June 2014:
Black holes in luminous X-ray sources: estimating spin and mass
Dr. Odele Straub, Obs. de Paris, LUTH, France
30 May 2014:
Time lags and reverberation in the lamp-post geometry of the compact corona illuminating a black-hole accretion disc in AGN
Dr. M. Dovciak, Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
25 May 2014:
MoCA: a Monte Carlo code for Comptonization in Astrophysics
Dr F. Tamborra, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg/CNRS, France
8 May 2014:
Phys. Col. @17:00
The MOND paradigm of modified dynamics as an alternative to a dark universe
Prof. Mordehai Milgrom, Weizmann Institute, Israel
9 April 2014:
X-ray Binaries Through Cosmic Time: A New Window into Galaxy Evolution
Dr. Bret Lehmer, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
26 March 2014:
RoboPol: optical polarimetric monitoring of blazars
Dr. Dmitry Blinov, Univ. of Crete, Greece
6 Mar. 2014:
Phys. Col. @17:00
Neutron star instabilities due to rotation and/or magnetic fields
Prof. Kostas Kokkotas, Univ. of Tübingen, Germany
20 Feb. 2014:
Phys. Col. @17:00
The physical properties of luminous infrared galaxies: unveiling the dust
Prof. Vassilis Charmandaris, NOA & Univ. of Crete
6 Feb. 2014:
Phys. Col. @17:00
Relativistic Jet Astrophysics from Skinakas with a Unique Optical Polarimeter
Prof. Vasso Pavlidou, Univ. of Crete
20 Nov. 2013:
Modelling the core emission of Centaurus A: effects of the second SSC photon generation
Dr. Maria Petropoulou, Univ. of Athens
13 Nov. 2013:
Connection between optical, radio and gamma-ray variability in blazars
Dr. Talvikki Hovatta, Caltech, USA
7 Aug. 2013:
Theoretical Studies of Superluminous Supernovae
Dr. M. Chatzopoulos, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
9 Jul. 2013:
From Clouds to Planets: Stories from Herschel
Dr. J. Green, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
19 Jun. 2013:
"Understanding the AGN physics with multi-band monitoring of Fermi-GST blazars"
Dr. E. Angelakis, MPIfR, Bonn, Germany
12 Jun. 2013:
"Blazars in the very-high energies"
Dr. D. Emmanoulopoulos, Univ. of Southampton, U
6 Jun. 2013:
Phys. Col. @17:00
"Black Holes and Neutron Stars in our Galaxy as Laboratories for Strong Gravity"
Dr. T. Belloni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy
15 May 2013:
Optical Spectroscopy for the Star Formation Reference Survey (SFRS)
A. Maragoudakis, Univ. of Crete
25 Apr. 2013:
Phys. Col. @17:00
Circumstellar and Interstellar Fullerenes
Dr. J. Bernard-Salas, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, France
4 Apr. 2013:
Phys. Col. @17:00
The Gamma-Ray Perspective of the Mystery of the Origin of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays
Dr. T. Venters, NASA/GSFC, USA
1 Apr. 2013:
Electromagnetic Cascades of Very-high Energy Gamma Rays: Revealing the Secrets of Intergalactic Magnetic Fields
Dr. T. Venters, NASA/GSFC, USA
15 Mar. 2013:
FORTH Col. @16:00
The Voyager spacecraft after thirty-five years in space: The quest for exiting the heliosphere
Prof. S. Krimigis, Johns Hopkins Univ & Academy of Athens
12 Dec. 2012:
The QU Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET)
Prof. A. Readhead, Department of Astronomy, Caltech, USA
6 Dec. 2012:
Phys. Col. @17:00
What can we learn from studies of extragalactic accreting binaries?
Prof. A. Zezas, Univ. of Crete
5 Dec. 2012:
A new parameter space study of cosmological microlensing on GPUs
Dr. G. Varnardos, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
22 Nov. 2012:
Phys. Col. @17:00
Astrophysical Jets from "Hairy" Black Holes
Dr. I. Contopoulos, RCAAM/Academy of Athens
24 Oct. 2012:
Time lags and reverberation in the lamp-post geometry of the compact corona illuminating a black-hole accretion disc
Dr. Michal Dovciak, Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
2 Oct. 2012:
X-ray Binary Evolution Across Cosmic Time
Dr. A. Fragos, CfA, Harvard University, USA
13 Sept. 2012:
Phys. Col. @17:00
50 years of X-ray Astronomy
Prof. R. Gianconni, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA, Nobel Prize in Physics 2002
4 Sept. 2012:
Multiwavelenght detection and study of extragalactic supernovae remnants
Ms. Ioanna Leonidaki, University of Patras, Greece
12 July 2012:
Accreting Circumnuclear Gas in Seyfert AGN: Insights from X-ray Spectroscopy
Dr. Alex Markowitz, University California San Diego, USA
11 June 2012:
Accretion in High Mass X-ray Binaries
Dr. A. Manousakis, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
16 May 2012:
Can small beat the big?
Dr. A. N. Ramaprakash, Inter-University Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune, India
11 May 2012:
Gamma ray astronomy and the origin of galactic cosmic rays
Dr. S. Gabici, Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Paris, France
10 May 2012:
Phys. Col. @17:00
A Survey of the Most Massive Stars in the Local Universe
Dr. A. Bonanos, National Observatory of Athens
9 May 2012:
"The nature of the faint radio-source population and a radio study of LIRGs from the GOALS sample"
Dr. E. Vardoulaki, Univ. of Crete
4 May 2012:
"Probing the Low Mass X-ray binary/Globular Cluster connection in NGC1399"
Prof. M. Paolillo, Univ. of Napoli
22 March 2012:
Phys. Col. @17:00
Black holes in bright nuclei
Prof. I. Papadakis, Univ. of Crete
29 Feb. 2012: Study of the accretion disk reflection spectra in compact objects
G. Panopoulou, Univ. of Crete
16 Feb. 2012:
Phys. Col. @17:00
Jets from Black Holes
Prof. N. Kylafis, Univ. of Crete
15 Feb. 2012: "The Complex Diffuse Emission in Centaurus A"
Dr. N. Brassington, Univ. of Hertfordshire (UK)
1 December 2011:
Phys. Col. @17:00
"Looking back at ROSAT"
Prof. J. Trumper, MPE Garching, Germany
6 October 2011:
Phys. Col. @17:00
"Cascades of shocks, a possible model for accretion in AGN"
Prof. Τ. Courvoisier, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
4 August 2011:
"A multiwavelength analysis of Hickson Compact Groups of galaxies"
Mr. Thodoris Bitsakis, Univ. of Crete
19 April 2011:
"WHIM-ex: a X-Ray NASA Explorer to Solve the MIssing Baryons Problem"
Dr. Fabrizio Nicastro, Rome Observatory, Italy
6 April 2011:
"The Caltech Blazar Monitoring Program: Status and Future Plans"
Dr. Oliver King, Caltech, USA
16th February 2011:
"Blazars in the very-high energies"
Dr. D. Emmanoulopoulos, Univ. of Southampton, UK
8th December 2010:
@ 14:00
"Accretion onto black holes: is the relativistic Fe K alpha line ubiquitous?"
Dr. Maria Caballero Garcia, University of Crete, Greece
1st December 2010:
@ 14:00.
"Low Mass X-ray Binary Populations in Elliptical Galaxies"
Dr. Nicky Brassington, University of Crete, Greece
18th November 2010:
@ 12:00
"Hydrogen line emission from Balmer dominated shocks"
Dr. Matthew van Adelberg, Center for relativistic Astrophysics, Georgia Tech, USA
25th October 2010:
@ 15:00
"Fast multi-wavelength variability from jets in X-ray binaries"
Dr. Piergiorgio Casella, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK.
20th October 2010:
@ 14:00.
"Understanding the Formation and Evolution of Black Hole X-ray Binaries"
Dr. Anastasios Fragkos, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University.
4th August 2010:
@ 14:00.
" Quasar Winds "
Dr. G. Chartas, Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Charleston
26 July 2010:
@ 14:00.
"Discovery, Observations and Theory of Over Luminous Supernovae and Peculiar Transients"
Manolis Chatzopoulos,  The University of Texas at Austin, USA
21 July 2010:
" The nature of the soft X-ray emission in obscured AGN "
Dr. Stefano Bianchi, 3rd Univ. of Rome, Italy
21 July 2010:
@ 15:00.
"Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Bulges"
Professor Yu-Qing Lou,  Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
20 July 2010:
@ 14:00.
" Galaxy Interactions in Various Environments "
Dr. Ho Seong Hwang, CEA/Saclay, France
19 July 2010:
@ 14:00.
" Application of a New AGN Diagnostic to 70-micron Selected Galaxies: Unveiling Compton-thick AGNs "
Stephanie Juneau, Univ. of Arizona, USA
16 July 2010:
@ 14:00.
" Towards a complete census of high-z ULIRGs with Herschel "
Dr. George Magdis, CEA/Saclay, France
18 May 2010:
@ 16:00.
" Can neutron stars constrain dark matter? "
Dr. Christoforos Kouvaris, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
17 May 2010:
@ 16:00.
" HARMONI: a visible & near-infrared integral field spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) "
Prof. Niranjan Thatte, Astrophysics, Univ. of Oxford, UK
12 May 2010:
@ 14:00.
" The scaling of X-ray variability with luminosity in ULX sources "
Dr. Omaira Gonzalez-Martin, University of Crete, Greece
28 Apr. 2010:
@ 14:00.
" AGN feedback in galaxy groups: a combined X-ray/low-frequency radio view "
Dr. E. O'Sullivan, University of Birmingham, UK
29 Apr. 2010:
Phys. Col. @ 17:00.
" The Quest for B-mode Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation "
Prof. A. Redhead, Caltech, USA
18 Mar. 2010:
Phys. Col. @ 17:00.
" Astrophysical Disks in a LCDM Universe: A Key to Fundamental Physics and Galaxy Formation "
Dr. Stelios Kazantzidis, Ohio State University, USA
21 Jan 2010:
Phys. Col. @ 17:00.
" Illuminating the Universe: Understanding the Physics of Star and Galaxy Formation "
Dr. Konstantinos Tassis, JPL/Caltech
21 Dec 2009:
@ 14:00.
" Nearly aligned magnetic fields and wandering emission regions in accreting millisecond pulsars "
Dr. Stratos Boutloukos, University of Maryland
03 Dec 2009:
Phys. Col. @ 17:00.
" Deciphering the Gamma-ray Sky: Star-forming Galaxies, Active Galaxies, and the Search for Dark Matter in the GeV Band "
Dr. Vassiliki Pavlidou, Caltech, USA
2 Dec 2009:
@ 14:00.
" The Extended Emission in Luminous Infrared Galaxies "
Dr. T. Diaz Santos, University of Crete
25 Nov 2009:
@ 14:15.
" The physical properties of Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies "
Dr. E. da Cunha, University of Crete
4 Nov 2009:
@ 15:15.
" Low ionization nuclear emission-line regions (LINERs): Nature and Watermarks"
Dr. O. Gonzalez-Martin, University of Crete
15 Oct 2009:
@ 12:15.
"The ARCHIPELAGO search for planets"
Dr. J. Gaidos, University of Hawaii
5 Oct 2009:
@ 15:15.
"Fallback Disk Models for Hard X-rays from AXPs and SGRs"
Prof. Joachim Trümper, MPE, Garching
1 Oct 2009:
Phys. Col. @17:00.
"Black Holes in the Universe and the Quest for Microquasars"
Dr. Felix Mirabel, CEA/Saclay, France
30 Sep 2009:
@ 14:15.
"Variability from black hole accretion flows and the origin of QPO's"
Prof. Chris Done, Univ. of Durham, U.K.
29 Sep 2009:
@ 14:00.
"High mass accretion rate black holes: a new spectral state for ULX and the highest mass accretion rate AGN?"
Prof. Chris Done, Univ. of Durham, U.K.
2 Sep 2009:
"The Physics of Galaxy Clusters"
Dr. Marcus Bruggen, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
31 Aug 2009:
"Unusual transients"
Dr. Stephen Rosswog, Jacobs University Bremen , Germany
22 Jul 2009:
"Positron Annihilation in the Galaxy"
Dr. Nikos Prantzos, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
24 Jun 2009:
"How the accretion disc found its voice"
Dr. Phil Uttley, University of Southampton, UK
10 Jun 2009:
"A review of current Fermi results"
Dr. Gottfried Kanbach, MPE Garching, Germany
1 Jun 2009:
Prof. Telemachos Ch. Mouschovias, University of California, Berkeley
20 May 2009:
"Extreme flux states of NGC 4151 observed with the current X-ray satellites"
Dr. Piotr Lubinski, ISDC Versoix, Switzerland
14 May 2009:
Phys. Col. @17:00.
"The Missing Baryons Hunt: a crucial test of our Standard Cosmology and Feedback"
Dr. Fabrizio Nicastro, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, INAF, Italy and Physics Dpt, University of Crete
13 May 2009:
"A census of X-ray nuclear activity in nearby galaxies"
Iossif Papadakis, Univ. of Crete / FORTH
6 May 2009:
"Searching LMXBs in GCs - elliptical galaxies"
Paolo Bonfini, Univ. of Crete / FORTH
29 Apr 2009:
"Orbital and super-orbital variability of X-ray binaries"
Prof. Andrzej Zdziarski, CAMK Warsaw, Poland
15 Apr 2009:
"The SEDs of Starburst galaxies"
Brent Groves, Leiden University, Netherlands
9 Apr 2009:
Phys. Col. @17:00.
"The Explosive Death of Sun-Like Stars"
Prof. Y. Terzian, Astronomy Department, Cornell Univ., USA
8 Apr 2009:
"What lies within the hearts of Luminous Infrared Galaxies"
Tanio Diaz Santos, IESL-FORTH, Crete
1 Apr 2009:
"Soft X-ray fluence distribution of SWIFT GRB afterglows"
Dr. Fabrizio Nicastro, INAF-Rome Obs./CfA/ITE
25 Mar 2009:
no seminar, Holiday
18 Mar 2009:
"The Event Horizon of Sagittarius A"
Iossif Papadakis , Uni. of Crete / FORTH
11 Mar 2009:
Journal Club @15:00.
"Microlensing variability in the gravitationally lensed quasar QSO 2237+0305 - the Einstein Cross II. Energy profile of the accretion disk"
Iossif Papadakis , Uni. of Crete / FORTH
4 Mar 2009:
"Outflowing corona in galactic black hole binaries"
Malgorzata Sobolewska, IESL - FORTH, Crete
25 Feb 2008:
"Are there atoll/Z sources in High-Mass X-ray Binaries? "
Pablo Reig, Uni. of Crete / FORTH
18 Feb 2008:
"X-ray source populations in spiral and star-forming galaxies" - part II
Andreas Zezas, Uni. of Crete / FORTH
11 Dec 2008:
"X-ray source populations in spiral and star-forming galaxies" - part I
Andreas Zezas, Uni. of Crete / FORTH
27 Nov 2008:
"Modelling the ultraviolet-to-infrared spectral energy distributions of galaxies"
Elisabete da Cunha, IESL-FORTH, Crete
20 Nov 2008:
"The evolution of black-hole binaries"
Tomaso Belloni INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy
13 Nov 2008:
Phys. Col. @17:00.
"The Extreme Physical Properties of Neutron Stars"
Prof. Joachim Truemper, MPE Garching, Germany
10 Oct 2008:
"Non radial pulsations in Be and BeX stars"
Dr. Juan Gutierrez, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
3 Oct 2008:
"The Evolution of Anomalous X-ray Pulsars and Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters with Fallback Disks"
Dr. Unal Ertan, Sabanci University, Istanbul
25 Sep 2008:
"Exploring the Hot Universe with IXO"
Dr. Fabrizio Nicastro, INAF-Rome Obs./CfA/ITE
18 Sep 2008:
Highlights of the Swift GRB Mission
Prof. David Burrows, PSU
12 Sep 2008:
Trigger mechanisms and evolution of ultra-luminous IR galaxies: local vs high-z
Dr. Kalliopi Dasyra, Caltech
5 Jun 2008:
AGN Workshop, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, 2 - 6 June 2008
5 May 2008:
"Herschel Mission Overview"
Dr. Stephan Ott, ESA
1 May 2008:
24 Apr 2008:
23 Apr 2008:
"The Marriage of Dwarf Planets and other Kuiper Belt Residents"
Hilke Schlichting, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
17 Apr 2008:
Physics Colloquium
"Latest news from extragalactic infrared surveys: environment effects & ubiquity of AGNs in massive galaxies"
Dr. David Elbaz, CEA/Saclay, France
17 Apr 2008:
"Tracing back the history of galaxies from fossil records (metals, cosmic background,...) and direct measurements (deep surveys, galaxy counts, luminosity functions, cosmic SFR history)"
Dr. David Elbaz, CEA/Saclay, France
10 Apr 2008:
M.Sc. Thesis: "Spectroscopy of the bright optical counterparts of X-ray sources in the direction of M 31"
Paolo Bonfini, UoC and University of Milano-Bicocca
3 Apr 2008:
Physics Colloquium
" Galaxy Formation and Evolution in the First Billion Years"
Dr. Ranga Chary, Spitzer Science Center, Caltech, USA
27 Mar 2008:
Physics Colloquium
"All Black Holes Great and Small"
Dr. Sera Markoff, Astronomical Institute "Anton Pannekoek", University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 Mar 2008:
"AGN Heating and Feedback in Clusters of Galaxies"
Dr. Michael Wise, Astronomical Institute "Anton Pannekoek", University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 Mar 2008:
"Common weaknesses: similarities between low-luminosity black holes from the stellar to the supermassive"
Dr. Sera Markoff, Astronomical Institute "Anton Pannekoek", University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 Mar 2008:
Physics Colloquium
"Cosmological Inflation: A Personal Perspective"
Dr. Dimosthenes Kazanas, GSFC, NASA
13 Mar 2008:
"GAMMA-project: The *G*LAST *A*GN *M*ulti-frequency *M*onitoring *A*lliance"
Dr. Emmanouil Angelakis, MPI for Radio Astronomy, Bonn
6 Mar 2008:
"Past and current research from X-ray black holes"
Dr. Malgorzata Sobolewska, FORTH
14 Feb 2008:
"Microlensing Search for Planets with Two Simultaneously Rising Suns"
M.Sc. Emmanouil Chatzopoulos, University of Crete
10 Jan. 2008:
Physics Colloquium
"The Antikythera Mechanism"
Prof. John Seiradakis, University of Thessaloniki
29 Nov. 2007:
Physics Colloquium
" Type Ia Supernova Explosions: Energetics, Nucleosynthesis, and Cosmology"
Prof. James Truran, University of Chicago, USA
22 Nov. 2007:
Physics Colloquium
" High-Time-Resolution Astronomy: Astrophysical Concepts and Observational Results"
Dr. Gottfried Kanbach, MPE Garching, Germany
15 Nov. 2007:
"Inflows and Outflows from Supermassive Black Holes"
Dr. George Chartas, Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, USA
9 Nov. 2007:
"The Missing Baryons Hunt"
Dr. Fabrizio Nicastro, INAF- Rome Observatory, Italy. & Harvard Center for Astrophysics, USA
5 Nov. 2007:
"Newtonian theory of gravity: Negative mass, repulsive gravity, and consequences"
Prof. Nikolaos Spyrou, University of Thessaloniki
18 Oct. 2007:
Physics Colloquium
" X-ray and Gamma-Ray observations of Galactic black holes"
Prof. Joern Wilms, Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
11 Oct. 2007:
Physics Colloquium
" Mid-IR properties of Interacting Galaxies: from Spirals to ULIRGs"
Prof. Vassilis Charmandaris, Univ. of Crete
5 Oct. 2007:
Physics Colloquium
" Origin and Distribution of the Elements in the Universe"
Prof. Johannes Andersen, The Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
20 Sep. 2007:
" Recent results in GRBs: has Swift solved the puzzle?"
Dr. Evert Rol, University of Leicester, UK
21 June 2007:
"The Sun in 3D: First Results from the STEREO Mission"
Dr. Angelos Vourlidas, Naval Research Lab, USA
7 June 2007:
"ZEUS: Star formation in the Early Universe"
Prof. Gordon Stacey, Cornell University, USA
31 MAY 2007:
"Cassini at Saturn: Rings, Atmosphere and Moons"
Prof. Phil Nicholson, Cornell University, USA
11 MAY 2007:
"Sparse Representation and Applications in Astronomy"
Dr. Jean-Luc Starck, Service d'Astrophysique CEA/Saclay, France
10 MAY 2007:
"Modeling Structure Formation in the Universe: From Dark Matter Halos to Galaxies to Supermassive Black Holes"
Dr. Stelios Kazantzidis, Stanford University, USA
9 MAY 2007:
"Integral-field spectroscopy of nebulae and galaxies:application to chemically inhomogeneous interstellar media"
Dr. Yannis Tsamis, University College London, UK
4 MAY 2007:
"The Architecture of Planetary Systems Revealed by Debris Disk Imaging"
Prof. Paul Kalas, University of California, Berkeley, USA
3 MAY 2007:
"Dissecting Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies"
Dr. Polychronis Papaderos, University of Gottingen, Germany
19 APR 2007:
"The environment of AGN at z~1"
Dr. Antonis Georgakakis, Imperial College, UK
22 MAR 2007:
"Star Formation and Dynamics in Galaxies"
Dr. Angelos Misiriotis, Univ. of Crete
19 JAN 2007:
"Pulsar Characteristics Across the Energy Spectrum"
Dr. Agnieszka Slowikowska, Univ. of Crete
18 JAN 2007:
"Active Galactic Nuclei: The ups and downs of their X-ray emission"
Prof. Iosif Papadakis, Univ. of Crete
12 OCT 2006:
"Opening a window to the Universe"
Prof. John Papamastorakis, Univ. of Crete
28 AUG 2006:
"Average hard X-ray emission from Neutron Star LMXBs: Observational evidence of different spectral states"
Dr. Adamantia Paizis, INAF-IASF, Milano, Italy
10 AUG 2006:
"What have we learned from the Chandra Deep Field South"
Prof. Colin Norman, Johns Hopkins University, USA
14 JUL 2006:
"Prompt emission spectra from the photosphere of a Gamma Ray Burst"
Dr. Dimitris Giannios, Max Planck Instritute of Astrophysics, Germany
13 JUL 2006:
"Analytic Models of Cosmic Ecology and the High-Energy Universe"
Dr. Vasso Pavlidou, University of Chicago, USA
13 JUL 2006:
"Protostar Formation in Magnetic Molecular Clouds: A Shocking Birth"
Dr. Kostas Tassis, University of Chicago, USA
11 JUL 2006:
"The magnetic field of A-stars and magnetars"
Dr. Henk Spruit, Max Planck Instritute of Astrophysics, Germany
8 JUN 2006:
"The Infrared Universe"
Prof. Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College, UK
25 MAY 2006:
"An application of integral-field spectroscopy: the chemical inhomogeneity of nebulae"
Dr. Yiannis G. Tsamis, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK
3 MAY 2006:
"Incorporating the molecular gas in galaxy-size numerical simulations: Another step towards realism"
Dr. Padelis Papadopoulos, Institute of Astronomy, ETH, Switzerland
5 APR. 2006:
"Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB): A Personal View and some New Developments"
Dr. Demos Kazanas, NASA/GSFC, USA
16 FEB 2006:
"Imaging on the Cassini Mission to Saturn/Titan: Visible Surfaces and Tenuous Plasmas"
Prof. Stamatis Krimigis - Academy of Athens & Head Emeritus, Space Dept, APL, Johns Hopkins University, USA
21 DEC 2005:
"The First DIRECT Distance to a Detached Eclipsing Binary in M33"
Dr. Alceste Bonanos, DTM, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
15 DEC 2005:
"Statistical and Physical Infrared properties of AGN as measured by SWIRE"
Dr. Evanthia Hatziminaoglou, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain
7 DEC 2005:
"Turbulent Cascades in MHD"
Dr. Alexandros Alexakis, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
23 SEP 2005:
"First light with Z-Spec, a new broadband mm-wave spectrometer, and future prospects for sensitive far-IR spectroscopy from space"
Dr. Matt Bradford, JPL/Caltech, USA