SUPA Cormack Astronomy Meeting 2023

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The SUPA Cormack Astronomy Meeting will take place at the Wolfson Medical School Building from the University of Glasgow on December 5th, 2023 (see information below regarding access and location). The meeting is organised by scientists at the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, and supported by the RSE. It is aimed at bringing together cosmologists, astrophysicists and solar physicists from all around Scotland, from early-career scientists and students, to more senior members.

The RAS John Brown Lecture will take place in the same evening and venue. Prof. Randall Stevenson will talk about ‘Celestial Visitants – Comets and Culture in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond’, starting  at 5pm, but please note that if you want to attend the lecture, you need to sign up separately using the link below.

Royal Astronomical Society’s Inaugural John Brown Memorial Lecture

If you attended the meeting and want to provide some feedback, please use this form before January 15th.

The meeting schedule is below and the live agenda can be found here.

Any questions or comments, please contact the organiser.

Please remember that, as with any other SUPA meeting, we abide by the SUPA Code of Conduct.


University of Glasgow, Wolfson Medical School Building

9:30-10:00 – Welcome and coffee
10:00-11:00 – First session
11:00-11:30 – Coffee break
11:30-13:00 – Second session
13:00-14:00 – Lunch
14:00-15:00 – Third session
15:00-15:30 – Coffee break
15:30-16:30 – Fourth session


First session

C. Berry – Gravity Spy: Making discoveries in gravitational-wave data using community science
M. Wright – Determination of Lens Mass Density from Strongly Lensed Gravitational Wave Signals
E. Seo – Inferring properties of dark galactic halos using strongly lensed gravitational waves
Brief poster presentations


Second session

B. Sutlieff – Mapping Exoplanet Atmospheres with Direct Ground-based Observations
R. Kahar – Mapping Accretion In Intermediate Mass Stars
K. Stuart – X-ray Emission Models of Pre-Main Sequence Stars
C. Brasseur – Stellar magnetic fields and evolution
S. Colloms – Inferring the Origins of Binary Black Holes with Machine Learning
M. Michalowski – Binary nature of supernovae type Ic revealed by molecular gas observations


Third session

N. Bajnokova – First joint NuSTAR and Solar Orbiter/STIX X-ray observations of solar microflares
S. Stanish – Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection in a Simple Current Sheet
J. Reid – Quantifying when and where strong magnetic skew forms in a data-driven global, non-potential model of the solar corona
N. Boardman – Gas-phase abundances and their connection to star-formation histories


Fourth session

A. Taylor – The Euclid Dark Energy Mission – the first 6 months
G. Congedo – Weak lensing cosmic shear measurements with Euclid
S. Brieden – From the precision era towards the accuracy era of cosmology with DESI
R. Neveux – Impact of bispectrum in probing primordial non-Gaussianities through large-scale clustering



Maps of the campus and building location can be found here and here.
The Wolfson Medical School Building is very easy to get to, and is close to Hillhead Subway station.
If you arrive at Central Station you can take the subway  inner circle from St Enoch (or  Buchanan Street)  to Hillhead.


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