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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 2006


  • Wednesday 1 February 2006

    Dr. Nate Bastian

    Dynamical Studies of Ultra-Massive Star Clusters


  • Wednesday 22 February 2006

    Departmental colloquium


  • Wednesday 8 March 2006

    Prof. Steve Rawlings (Oxford)

    The Scientific Promise of the SKA


  • Wednesday 22 March 2006

    Dr. Dimitris Stamatellos (Cardiff)

    Observational Characteristics of Prestellar Cores and Very Young Protostars


  • Wednesday 5 April 2006

    Dr. Jacco van Loon (Keele University)

    Mass loss from red giants


  • Wednesday 19 April 2006

    Dr. Jorick Vink (Keele University)

    Massive star feedback - from the first stars to the present


  • Tuesday 25 April 2006 at 13:00, 13:30 and 14:00

    Mr. David Hubber (Cardiff University)
    "Numerical investigations of binary star formation"

    Dr. Pierre Ocvirk (University of Central Lancashire)
    "Recovering the star formation history of galaxies from integrated light spectra"

    Mr. Thijs Kouwenhoven (University of Amsterdam)
    "The Primordial Binary Population in the nearby OB association Scorpius-Centaurus"


  • Wednesday 3 May 2006

    Dr. Montse Villar-Martín (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain)

    Giant Ly-alpha nebulae in the high-redshift Universe


  • Wednesday 17 May 2006

    Dr. Pierre Maxted (Keele University)

    How good are stellar models? Observational tests using binary stars


  • Tuesday 23 May 2006 at 15:00 (Media Room)

    Prof. Peter Conti (University of Colorado, USA)

    Radio-Selected Giant HII Regions in Our Galaxy: A Biased Sample of Rich O-type Star Clusters


  • Wednesday 31 May 2006

    Prof. Tom Hartquist (University of Leeds)

    Nebulous Thoughts on Diffuse Matter


  • Thursday 3 August 2006

    Dr. Jan-Uwe Ness (Arizona State University, USA)

    The outburst of the recurrent nova RS Oph seen in X-rays


  • Wednesday 9 August 2006

    Dr. Rosa Gonzalez Delgado (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain)

    Starbursts in the ultraviolet