The Hintze Lectures highlight contemporary developments in Astrophysics and Cosmology. They are run by the Oxford Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys.

A generous donation by The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation enables world leading researchers to visit Oxford and deliver a lecture as part of this series.

Previous Hintze Lectures

Professor Adam Burrows: Understanding supernova explosions with sophisticated computer simulations (June 2024)

Professor Laura Kreidberg: Copernicus revisited: is the Earth special? (November 2023)

Professor Matthew Colless : What we do and don't know about the universe (and how we know it)  (May 2023)

Dr Matt Mountain: The James Webb Space Telescope: creating a new era in Astronomy (November 2022)

Professor Katherine Blundell: Our galaxy: close encounters in turbulent times (May 2022)

Professor George Efstathiou: The legacy from Planck: do we have a standard model of cosmology? (November 2021)

Professor Sandra Faber: Cosmic Knowledge and the Long-term Strategy of the Human Race (April 2021)

Professor Victoria Kaspi: Fast Radio Bursts (November 2020)

Professor Heino Falcke: The First Image of a Black Hole (November 2019)

Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom: The Role of Gas in Galaxy Evolution (May 2019)

Professor Rocky Kolb: The Quantum and the Cosmos (October 2018)

Professor René Doyon: The Quest for Nearby Habitable Worlds (April 2018)

Professor Brian Schmidt: State of the Universe (November 2017)

Professor Conny Aerts: Starquakes Expose Stellar Heartbeats (May 2017)

Professor David Spergel: Our Simple but Strange Universe (November 2016)

Professor Rob Kennicutt: Unveiling the Birth of Stars & Galaxies (May 2016)

Professor Meg Urry: Growing Black Holes over 12 Billion Years (November 2015)

Professor Hitoshi Murayama: The Quantum Universe (May 2015)

Professor Scott Ransom: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars, and Black Holes: The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead (November 2014)

Professor David Charbonneau: The Fast Track to Finding an Inhabited Exoplanet (February 2014)

Professor Christopher Reynolds: The Role of Black Holes in Galaxy Evolution (October 2013)

Professor Julianne Dalcanton: Dissecting galaxies using Hubble Space Telescope (May 2013)

Professor J. Anthony Tyson: LSST: New Science Frontiers (October 2012)

Professor P. James Peebles: Finding the Big Bang (April 2012)

Professor Michael Green: String Theory – a Unifying Principle in Theoretical Physics (June 2011)

Professor Alexander Szalay: Extreme Data Intensive Computing in Astrophysics (January 2011)

Professor Marek Abramowicz: Spinning up the Black Hole (November 2010)