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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


  • Friday 20 July 2007

    Dr. Carsten Weidner(Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

    "The maximum-stellar-mass - cluster-mass relation as a result of stellar feedback?"


  • Wednesday 25 July 2007

    Prof. Pavel Kroupa(University of Bonn)

    Leverhulme Lectures

    11:00 "The stellar initial mass function of simple and composite populations"

    14:30 "The birth and evolution of star clusters and their implication for Galactic astrophysics"

    16:15 "The origin of dSph satellite galaxies">


  • Wednesday 1 August 2007

    Prof. Pavel Kroupa(University of Bonn)

    "The initial binary star population"


  • Thursday 6th September 2007

    Dr. Ben Davies(University of Rochester)

    "The New Massive Red Supergiant Clusters"


  • Wednesday 26 September 2007

    Prof. Andrew Cameron (University of St. Andrews)

    "Detection and characterisation of transiting exoplanets"


  • Wednesday 10 October 2007

    Prof. Martin Ward (Durham University)

    "Outflows from AGN: the current status"


  • Wednesday 24 October 2007

    Dr. Maria-Rosa Cioni (University of Hertfordshire)

    "Mean age and metallicity across Local Group Galaxies"


  • Wednesday 07 November 2007

    Dr. James Reeves (Keele University)

    "New Insights into Accretion and Outflow in Active Galactic Nuclei"


  • Wednesday 21 November 2007

    Prof. Robert Kennicutt (IoA Cambridge)

    "Nearby Galaxies as Revealed by the Spitzer Space Telescope"


  • Wednesday 5 December 2007

    Dr. Nicholas A Walton (IoA Cambridge)

    "AstroGrid and the Virtual Observatory"


  • Wednesday 23 January 2008

    Dr. Scott Kay(University of Manchester)

    "The Evolution of Galaxy Clusters in Cosmological Simulations"


  • Wednesday 30 January 2008

    Dr. John Barnes(University of Hertfordshire)

    "Near infrared detection of Close Orbiting Extrasolar Giant Planets"


  • Wednesday 6th February 2008

    Dr. Dimitrios Gouliermis(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie)

    "Star Forming regions in the Magellanic Clouds"