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The Astronomy Group seminars are usually organised every second week during the academic semester.

Time: Wednesday afternoons from 16:00-17:00.

Location: Media Room (E39; go up one floor from the Hicks building main entrance on Hounsfield Road,
enter the Physics and Astronomy department double doors, and turn left almost at the end of
the main corridor into a side corridor [after the lift]; E39 is on your left after the next set of double doors).

Contact: Thijs Kouwenhoven, T.Kouwenhoven@sheffield.ac.uk

Autumn semester 2003/2004


  • Wednesday 27 August 2003    EXTRA SEMINAR!!

    Dr. Rosa González Delgado (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

    Stellar Populations in Low Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei


  • Tuesday 2 September 2003    EXTRA SEMINAR!!

    Dr. David Buckley (Southern African Large Telescope, South Africa)

    Pass the SALT please


  • Wednesday 8 October 2003

    Dr. Paul Crowther (Sheffield)

    Massive Stars from Cradle to Grave


  • Wednesday 22 October 2003

    Prof. Michael Merrifield (Nottingham)

    First Results from the Planetary Nebula Spectrograph: Huge Data Sets and Horrifying Science


  • Friday 24 October 2003 at 11:30am!!    EXTRA SEMINAR!!

    Dr. Arunav Kundu (Michigan State Univ., USA)

    Probing early type galaxies with globular clusters


  • Wednesday 12 November 2003

    Dr. Ignas Snellen (Royal Observatory Edinburgh)

    Lifecycles of radio-loud AGN


  • Wednesday 19 November 2003

    Currently vacant

    (cancellation)


  • Wednesday 3 December 2003

    Dr. Ulrich Kolb (Open University)

    Compact binary populations


  • Wednesday 17 December 2003

    Dr. Ian Bonnell (St. Andrews)

    The formation of stellar clusters and the IMF


  • Wednesday 14 January 2004

    Dr. Don Pollacco (Queen's University Belfast)

    Time domain astrophysics with the WASP cameras


  • Friday 16 January 2004    EXTRA SEMINAR!!

    Dr. Reynier Peletier (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

    Why are galaxies active?


  • Thursday 22 January 2004    NOTE CHANGE OF DAY!!

    Dr. Richard de Grijs (Sheffield)

    Star Formation in Extreme Conditions