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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

Spring Semester 2005


  • Wednesday 23 February 2005

    Dr. Daniel Schaerer (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland)

    Exploring cosmic renaissance: observations of the first stars and galaxies


  • Wednesday 16 March 2005

    Departmental colloquium


  • Wednesday 30 March 2005

    Dr. Sukyoung Yi (Oxford)

    Recent star formation history of elliptical galaxies


  • Wednesday 13 April 2005

    Dr. Sabine Mengel (European Southern Observatory, Germany)

    Dynamical masses of young extragalactic star clusters - recent results


  • Wednesday 20 April 2005   POSTPONED

    Dr. Pierre Maxted (Keele)

    How good are stellar models? Improved tests with eclipsing binaries


  • Wednesday 11 May 2005 (moved from 4 May)

    Dr. Rene Oudmaijer (Leeds)

    Pre-main sequence stars probed at high resolution: disks, accretion and binaries


  • Wednesday 18 May 2005

    Departmental colloquium


  • Wednesday 1 June 2005

    Dr. Nial Tanvir (Hertfordshire)

    Recent progress in GRB science: early results from the Swift satellite



  • Monday 6 June 2005
    (Hicks Lecture Theatre 5)

    10.00  Dr. Simon Goodwin (Cardiff)  Star formation: from cores to clusters
    10.30  Dr. Garrelt Mellema (ASTRON, Netherlands)  Photo-ionized Flows
    11.00  Dr. Richard Wilman (Durham)  Cooling and feedback in massive galaxy formation

  • Tuesday 7 June 2005
    (Hicks Lecture Theatre 5)

    10.00  Dr. Danny Steeghs (Harvard-CfA, USA)  Mapping accretion physics in interacting binaries
    10.30  Dr. Holger Baumgardt (University of Bonn, Germany)  TBD
    11.00  Dr. Matthew Jarvis (Oxford)  An observational viewpoint on AGN and galaxy formation