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The fourth annual MoCA PhD Day will be held on Wednesday 18 February 2015 in room 407 in the New Horizons building (20 Research Way).

PhD Day is an opportunity for every MoCA postgraduate student to present their research. Honours students are also invited to attend.

We will eat lunch at Saporo Cafe (free for students). Refreshments will also be provided.


Slot Presenter Title
9:55 am Introduction
10:00 am Tom Constantino "Peering into the cores of red giants with asteroseismology"
10:20 am Kate Henkel "Modelling mixing in MONSOON: Monash's post-processing nucleosynthesis code"
10:40 pm Athira Menon "The quest for blue supergiants: Possible evolutionary tracks for the progenitor of SN 1987A"
11:00 am Morning tea
11:30 am Alin Paraschiv "Understanding solar jets and their role in solar atmospheric structures and dynamics"
11:50 pm Daniela Lacatus "Observations of dynamic active regions"
12:10 pm Damien Przybylski "Centre-to-limb 'observation' of magneto-hydrodynamic waves"
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Ben MacLean "Clues to Galactic field formation from open cluster abundances"
2:20 pm Rebecca Nealon "Revisiting the Bardeen-Petterson Effect"
2:40 pm Daniel Reardon "New timing models for 20 millisecond pulsars in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array"
3:00 pm Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway Professional development presentation and workshop