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The Astronomy Group seminars are usually organised every second week during the academic semester.

Time: Wednesday afternoons from 15:30-16:30 (from Spring 2015)

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 2015

  • 4th Feb 2015

    Emma Reilly (Queens Belfast)

    Exploring the explosion mechanism of massive stars with spectropolarimetry

  • 11th Feb 2015

    Claudia Cicone (Cavendish/Cambridge)

    Powerful quasar-feedback in local and distant ULIRGs

  • 25th Feb 2015

    Carolin Villforth (St. Andrews)


  • Monday 9th Mar 2015

    Michael Kramer (Max Planck Inst. fur Radioastronomie, Bonn)

    100 years of general relativity - Was Einstein right? (Fred Combley Colloquium)

  • 11th Mar 2015

    Duncan Forgan (St Andrews)

    Planet/Brown Dwarf Formation via Self-Gravitating Disc Fragmentation

  • 25th Mar 2015

    Chris Evans (UK ATC)

    Near-IR spectroscopy of red supergiants: From the VLT to the ELTs

  • 15th Apr 2015

    Rob Crain (Liverpool/JMU)

    The EAGLE project: Numerical modelling of the 'Evolution and Assembly of GaLaxies and their Environments'

  • 29th Apr 2015

    Cyril Georgy (Keele)

    Single massive star evolution: the effects of mass loss and rotation

  • 13th May 2015

    Daniel Mortlock (Imperial)

    Bayesian Model Comparison in Astronomy and Cosmology

  • 27th May 2015



  • 10th Jun 2015

    Paul Clark (Cardiff)

    Simulating Observational Star Formation

  • 1st Jul 2015

    Danny Steeghs (Warwick)


  • 8th Jul 2015

    National Astronomy Meeting

    (No lecture)

  • 15th Jul 2015



  • 22nd Jul 2015

    Richard Parker (Liverpool JMU)