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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: Saida Caballero-Nieves s.caballero@sheffield.ac.uk

Spring Semester 2013/14


  • 12th Feb 2014


  • 26th Feb 2014

    Sean Matt (University of Exeter)


  • 12th Mar 2014

    Nina Hatch (University of Nottingham)


  • 26th Mar 2014


  • 9th Apr 2014

    Derek Ward-Thompson (University of Central Lancashire)

    Star formation after Herschel


  • 30th Apr 2014

    Brooke Simmons (University of Oxford)

    Secular growth of supermassive black holes


  • 7th May 2014

    Rene Breton (University of Southampton)

    Neutron star masses, black widows and redbacks


  • 14th May 2014

    Stuart Lumsden (University of Leeds)

    Massive Star formation in the Milky Way


  • 23rd May 2014

    Richard de Grijs (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China)

    Not so simple stellar populations in Local Group star clusters


  • 11th Jun 2014

    Philipp Podsiadlowski (University of Oxford)

    The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae


  • 25th Jun 2014

    National Astronomy Meeting

    (No lecture)


  • 2nd July 2014

    Myrto Symeonidis (University of Sussex)

    The X-ray/infrared connection in galaxy evolution


  • 9th Jul 2014

    Bob Mann (University of Edinburgh)

    UK involvement in the LSST


  • 11th Jul 2014

    Misty Bentz (Georgia State University)

    Black Hole Masses in Active Galaxies