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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 2009

  • Wednesday 04 February 2009

    Dr. Barbara Ercolano (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)

    "Life and Death of Irradiated Gaseous Protoplanetary Disks"

  • Thursday 05 February 2009

    Dr. Jungjoo Sohn (Kyung Hee University and Korea National University of Education, South Korea)

    "Probing Inward Motions in Starless Cores"

  • Wednesday 11 February 2009

    Dr. David Bersier (Liverpool John Moores University)

    "The Connection Between GRBs and Supernovas. Or is There Any?"

  • Tuesday 24th February 2009 (17:00 in Lecture Theatre 5)

    Prof. Neil Spooner (University of Sheffield)

    IOP Yorkshire Colloquium: "LAGUNA: Toward a Particle Astrophysics Detector the size of a Mountain and what it will tell us about the Meaning of Life and Everything"

  • Tuesday 10th March 2009 (17:00 in Lecture Theatre 5)

    Prof. Mike Edmunds (University of Cardiff)

    IOP Yorkshire Colloquium: "Sir Isaac Remembers"

  • Wednesday 01 April 2009

    Dr. Huub Röttgering (Leiden Observatory, Netherlands)

    "LOFAR - Opening up a New Window on the Universe"

  • Wednesday 15 April 2009


    Dr. Chris Conselice (University of Nottingham)

    "The Evolution of Galaxy Structures at z < 1"

  • Tuesday 5th May 2009 (17:00 in Lecture Theatre 5)

    Prof. Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)

    IOP Yorkshire Colloquium: "Gravitational Waves - towards a new astronomy"

  • Wednesday 6th May 2009


    Prof. Patrick Woudt (The University of Cape Town, South Africa)


  • Friday 15th May 2009 (11:00 in Meetings Room)

    Gregg Hallinan (National University of Ireland, Galway)

    "Ultracool dwarf Pulsars"

  • Wednesday 20th May 2009

    Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)

    "Black Holes and Galaxy Formation"

  • Friday 22nd May 2009

    Dr. Cheung-Hoon Cha (University of Leicester)

    "Kelvin-Helmholtz instability with Godunov-type SPH"

  • Friday 12th June 2009 (Meetings Room)

    11:00 - 11:30: Dr. Ranieri Baldi (University of Turin)

    "The birth, life and death of radio-loud AGN"

    11:30 - 12:00: Dr. Cristina Ramos Almeida (IAC, Tenerife)

    "Nuclear activity and star formation in galaxies: an infrared view"

    12:00 - 12:30: Dr. Paul Westoby (Liverpool JMU)

    "A comparative kinematic study of the central kiloparsec region of active and inactive galaxies"

  • Tuesday 30th June 2009


    Dr. Andrew Robinson (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)

    "Reflections on Kicked Black Holes"

  • Wednesday 1st July 2009

    Prof. Mike Cruise (University of Birmingham)

    "The Potential for Very High Frequency Gravitational Wave Detection"

  • Thursday 2nd July 2009 (13:00-14:00)

    Dr. Bill Vacca (SOFIA)

    "The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA): Current Status and Scientific Promise"

  • Wednesday 8th July 2009

    Dr. Annette Ferguson (University of Edinburgh)

    "The Outskirts of Galaxies within and beyond the Local Group"

  • Tuesday 21st July 2009

    Dr. Almudena Alonso Herrero (IEM, CSIC, Spain)

    "Spitzer/IRS Spectral Mapping of Luminous Infrared Galaxies"

  • Wednesday 22nd July 2009

    Dr. Joana Oliveira (University of Keele)

    "The low-mass population in NGC6611"