The de Laeter Colloquium series features distinguished national and international scientists as speakers, and is aimed at enhancing interaction between CSIRO, the two ICRAR nodes, and high-profile centres of astronomical research around the world. It started in September 2016 with the intention of running on a monthly basis, on the proviso that suitable speakers are found.
The formal name for this series honours John Robert de Laeter, AO, FTSE, FAIP (3 May 1933 – 16 August 2010). John de Laeter was a distinguished West-Australian scientist, well-known for the breadth of his scientific interests, his advocacy for scientific research and infrastructure, and his collaborative approach to research.
The new colloquium series aims to enhance collaboration between CSIRO, ICRAR-Curtin, and ICRAR-UWA, and to advance scientific research in WA and Australia more broadly. These goals are reflected in the achievements of de Laeter’s career, and we are delighted to have his name associated with the new series.
- Prof. Lars Hernquist – 9 Jun 2022 – The Illustris-TNG Project
- Prof. Pratika Dayal – 28 Jun 2021 – Early galaxy formation & its large-scale effects
- Prof. Eric Emsellem – 28 Mar 2019 – Early-type galaxies: climbing to the top of the mass ladder
- Dr. Kristine Spekkens – 22 Nov 2018 – Atomic Gas as a Cosmological Probe in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
- Prof. Julianne Dalcanton – 14 Sep 2018 – Dissecting the Nearest Spiral Galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope
- Prof. Raffaella Morganti – 7 Dec 2017 – Cold gas outflows and life-cycle of radio galaxies
- Dr. Paddy Leahy – 26 July 2018 – The Planck Legacy and the Galaxy
- Prof. Geoff Bicknell – 16 Nov 2017 – The Physics of Relativistic Jet Feedback in Evolving Galaxies
- Dr. Francesca Primas – August 24, 2017 – Heroes and S-heroes: fostering diversity and gender equality in Astronomy
- Prof. Richard Ellis – June 12, 2017 – Let There Be Light: The Observational Quest for the First Galaxies
- Prof. Mark Krumholz – April 13, 2017 – The Origin of Stellar Masses
- Prof. Peter Shaver – April 6, 2017 – The Rise of Science: Past, Present and Future
- Prof. Jacqueline van Gorkom – January 12, 2017 – CHILES, the COSMOS HI Large Extragalactic Survey
- Prof. Stuart Wyithe – October 13, 2016 – Modelling galaxy formation and reionization with DRAGONS
- Prof. Alastair Edge – September 1, 2016 – The rise and fall (and rise again) of NGC1275