Seminars and Colloquia

The School of Physics and Astronomy offers a series of vibrant colloquia and research seminars. These talks are delivered by invited guests from local and international institutions, as well as researchers from Monash.

All talks are held at the Clayton Campus: Getting to Monash Clayton Campus | Clayton Campus Map: Where to find the School of Physics and Astronomy

Colloquia are accessible to a more general physics audience (senior undergraduates to academics), while seminars are targeted at postgraduate students and researchers with a relevant background. All talks run for approximately 1 hour.

If you have questions about the talks, please contact:

Associate Professor Meera Parish
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Administration Officer: Karen Lee karen.lee@monash.edu

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Talks for 2019

Dr Chung-Lin Shan - Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory
Simulations of the 3-D WIMP Velocity Distribution for Directional Dark Matter Detection Experiments (download flyer)
Thursday 18 April - 11amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Dr Ursula Laa - Monash University
High-dimensional data visualisation for physics applications (download flyer)
Wednesday 17 April - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Associate Professor Michele Trenti - University of Melbourne
The SkyHopper Space Telescope:  Big Science with a Tiny Telescope
Tuesday 16 April - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Philip Ilten - Birmingham University
From Dark Photons to True Muonium (download flyer)
Thursday 11 April - 11amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Professor Leif Lonnblad - Lund University
Quark-gluon plasmas and how to simulate them (download flyer) (slides)
Wednesday 10 April - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Tiziana Di Matteo - Carnegie Mellon University
The next frontier for qasars and massive galaxies
Tuesday 2 April - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Rob Verheyen - Radboud University
Event Generation and Statistical Sampling with Deep Generative Models (download flyer) (slides)
Friday 29 March - 10amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Dr Erik Gauger - Heriot-Watt University
Harnessing non-equilibrium effects in bio-inspired and engineered quantum networks (download flyer)
Thursday 28 March - 1pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Quantum Seminar
Dr Troels Petersen - Niels Bohr Institute
Recognising particles with Machine Learning (download flyer) (slides)
Wednesday 27 March - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Hossam Aly - University of Milan
Misaligned Discs Around Binaries:  Alignment, Warps, and Dust Traps
Tuesday 26 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Valentina D'Orzi - INAF
High-contrast imaging observations of exoplanetary systems: current and future perspectives
Tuesday 19 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Lewis Dartnell - University of Leicester
Astrobiology - The Hunt for Alien Life (download flyer)
Wednesday 13 March - 2pm S14, 11 Rainforest Walk Colloquium
Mark Krumholz - ANU
The Origin of Stellar Masses
Tuesday 12 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Marios Karouzos - Nature Astronomy
Monday 11 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Andrew Cameron - ATNF/CSIRO
The latest results from the HTRU-S Low Latitude Pulsar Survey: a zoo of new and exciting pulsars (download flyer)
Friday 8 March - 11amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk High Energy Astrophysics Seminar

Christian Preuss - Monash University
11am - Colour Structure of Multi-Parton Processes (download flyer)

Michael Bardsley - Monash University
11.30am - BubbleProfiler: finding the field profile and action for cosmological phase transitions (download flyer)

Thursday 7 March - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Matthew Baring - (RICE)
Probes of Magnetar Magnetospheres using their Hard X-rays
Tuesday 5 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Tomas Gonzalo - Monash University
Global fits on BSM models (download flyer)
Friday 1st March - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Dr Gemma Anderson (ICRAR) Curtin University
Studying the explosive Universe and gravitational waves through the automation of Australian radio telescopes
Tuesday 26 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Daniel Burgarth - Macquarie University
Dynamical Decoupling of Unbounded Operators (download flyer)
Wednesday 20 February - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium

Dr Tomas Li - University of Canterbury
2.30pm - multi-energy phase retrieval

Dr Mathew Dimmock - Monash University
3pm - Geant4 modelling of the X-ray Fluorescence Micro-probe

Tuesday 19 February - 2.30pm G29, New Horizons Centre, 20 Research Way Imaging & Optical Physics Seminar
Australian Meeting on Accelerator-Based Particle Physics
This workshop will focus on future directions for the field of accelerator-based particle physics in Australia, and will also serve as a trial for a meeting format to help us keep in touch, enhance collaborations, and co-strategise in the post-CoEPP era. The program will comprise both research talks as well as more strategy oriented sessions focusing on vision and plans.
(download flyer)
Commences February 18th @ 10.30am - Ends February 19th @ 6.30pm Lecture Theatre S2, 16 Rainforest Walk Australian Meeting on Accelerator-Based Particle Physics
Professor Orsola Demarco - Macquarie University
Catalysed stellar outflows
Tuesday 12 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Yuri Cavecchi - University of Southampton
"Type I Bursts: flame spreading and burning regimes".
Tuesday 5 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Charles Carter - University of North Carolina
How inevitable is Life? Chemistry, Structural Biology, and the Origin of Biological Meaning (download flyer)
Friday 1 February - 1pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Astrobiology Cognition and Exo-Life (ACE) Seminar
Professor Andreas Heinrich - Ewha Womans University
Quantum Nanoscience: Atoms on Surfaces
Thursday 31 January - 11am G30, New Horizons Centre, 20 Research Way FLEET Research Seminar