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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 2007


  • Wednesday 7th February 2007

    Prof. Richard Nelson (Queen Mary, University of London)

    Disc-planet interactions during planet formation


  • Wednesday 21 February 2007

    Dr. Philip Lucas (University of Hertfordshire)

    Infrared and Optical Galactic Plane Surveys: UKIDSS GPS, VISTA VVV, INT/IPHAS and VST/VPHAS+


  • Wednesday 7th March 2007

    Dr. Claudia Maraston (University of Oxford)

    Ages and Masses of (high-redshift) galaxies: the role of stellar population models


  • Wednesday 21st March 2007

    Prof. Rob Fender (University of Southampton)

    Eight powers of ten: similarities in black hole accretion on all timescales


  • Wednesday 4th April 2007

    Prof. Steven J. Smartt (Queen's University, Belfast)

    Explosions of the highest mass stars


  • Wednesday 16th May 2007

    Dr. Marc Sarzi (University of Hertfordshire)

    The stellar populations in the central parsecs of active and inactive galaxies


  • Wednesday 13th June 2007

    Dr. Matt Jarvis (University of Hertfordshire)

    Multi-wavelength constraints on galaxy evolution and AGN-driven feedback; a look to future facilities