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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: Simon Goodwin s.goodwin@sheffield.ac.uk

Autumn Semester 2011/12


  • 26th September 2011 (AstroLab, E36)

    Prof Paul Crowther (University of Sheffield)

    On the upper stellar mass limit


  • 12th October 2011

    Dr Alastair Edge (Durham)

    AGN Feedback in the Cores of Clusters of Galaxies


  • 26th October 2011

    Dr Cristina Ramos Almeida (University of Sheffield)

    Are luminous active galactic nuclei triggered by galaxy interactions


  • 9th November 2011

    Dr Anne Green (Nottingham)

    The search for dark matter


  • 23rd November 2011

    Prof Robertus von Fay-Siebenburgen (Applied Maths, University of Sheffield)

    Solar Magneto-seismology: Are we close to solving one of the great problems of modern astrophysics?


  • 30th November 2011 [POSTPONED DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION]

    Dr Paola Caselli (University of Leeds)

    Chemical and physical processes during the earliest phases of star formation>


  • 18th January 2012

    Dr Richard Alexander (University of Leicester)

    The evolution of planet forming disks


  • 1st February 2012

    Dr Stuart Littlefair (University of Sheffield)

    Variability of Ultra-cool dwarfs