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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 2006/2007


  • Wednesday 4 October 2006

    Dr. Dougal Mackey (Royal Observatory Edinburgh)

    Structural and Dynamical Evolution of Globular Clusters


  • Wednesday 18 October 2006

    Dr. Paul O'Brien (University of Leicester)

    Gamma-Ray Bursts


  • Wednesday 1 November 2006

    Prof. Tim Naylor (University of Exeter)

    OB Associations in the Era of Planet Formation


  • Monday 6 - Wednesday 8 November 2006

    Workshop on The dynamics of star clusters and star cluster systems


  • Wednesday 15 November 2006

    Prof. Uta Fritze (University of Hertfordshire)

    Modelling the formation and evolution of galaxies: the role of interactions and transformation processes (Cannibalism and Harassment)


  • Wednesday 29 November 2006

    Departmental colloquium


  • Wednesday 13 December 2006

    Dr. Ian Stevens (University of Birmingham)

    tbd (on starbursts or extrasolar planets)


  • Wednesday 17 January 2007

    Prof. Mark McCaughrean (University of Exeter)

    Standing on the shoulders of giants: star and planet formation with the VLT and beyond


  • Wednesday 24 January 2007

    Prof. Brad Gibson (University of Central Lancashire)

    The Chemistry of the Local Group of Galaxies