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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 2008/2009


  • Wednesday 27 August 2008

    Mr. Morgan Fouesneau(Strasbourg Observatory)

    "Stellar population synthesis tour"


  • Wednesday 10 September 2008

    Dr. David Pinfield(University of Hertfordshire)

    "Substellar objects in UKIDSS"


  • Wednesday 17 September 2008

    Dr. Martin Hardcastle(University of Hertfordshire)

    "High-energy particle acceleration in active galaxies"


  • Wednesday 01 October 2008

    Dr. Chris Evans(Royal Observatory Edinburgh)

    "The European ELT"


  • Wednesday 08 October 2008

    Dr. Roberto Mignani(Mullard Space Science Laboratory)

    "Optical observations of radio pulsars and 'other' neutron stars"


  • Wednesday 22 October 2008

    Prof. Melvyn Davies(Lund Observatory)

    "From solar systems to the observed extrasolar planets: the potential of perturbing stars"


  • Tuesday 28 October 2008 - 1700 in LT05

    Dr. Brian Baptie(British Geological Survey, Edinburgh)

    IOP Yorkshire Colloquium

    "Earthquakes: Bumps in Britain, Catastrophe in China"


  • Tuesday 25 November 2008 - 1700 in LT03

    Prof. Ian Morison(Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester)

    IOP Yorkshire Colloquium

    "50 years of the Lovell Telescope"


  • Wednesday 26 November 2008 - 1400 in LT05

    Prof. Ariane Lancon(Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)

    "Interpreting the integrated light of star clusters in starburst galaxies"


  • Wednesday 26 November 2008 - 1600 in LT06

    Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe(Cardiff University)

    Departmental Colloquium

    "Progress towards unravelling our cosmic ancestry"


  • Wednesday 03 December 2008

    Dr. Giuseppe Lodato(University of Leicester)

    "Issues in planet formation theory"


  • Wednesday 10 December 2008 - 1300 in Sir Henry Stephenson Building LT2

    Prof. David Southwood(European Space Agency, Paris)

    "Space in a Modern Society"


  • Wednesday 10 December 2008

    Dr. Rob Jeffries(Keele University)

    "Age spreads in star formation regions?"


  • Thursday 11 December 2008 - 1600 in LT07

    Prof. William Phillips(University of Maryland),

    Departmental Colloquium


  • Tuesday 16 December 2008 - 1700 in LT01

    Prof. Jocelyn Bell Burnell(University of Oxford and President of the Institute of Physics),

    IOP Yorkshire Colloquium

    "Pulsars and Extreme Physics"