< title>Professor Michael D. Smith - Astronomer - Astrophysicist - University of Kent - Centre for Astophysics and Planetary Science

The research interests in the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science include Solar System studies, Star Formation, Astrochemistry, Astrobiology, Computational Astrophysics, Infrared & Radio astronomy, Galactic Structure, Planetary Nebulae and other topics

The CAPSule


Talks in interactive formats, from question-and-answer sessions, discussions to full lectures .....

  • Prof. Mark Burchell : Life in Space. A discussion of where might we find life in the Solar System (apart from on Earth).
  • >Prof. Mark Burchell : Are We Martians? Whether it can naturally migrate through space on meteorites etc.
  • Dr. Dirk Froebrich : Are we alone in the Universe?
  • Dr. Dirk Froebrich : The HR Diagram and stellar evolution
  • Dr. Dirk Froebrich : Astrophysics of the Anthropic Principle
  • Dr. Dirk Froebrich : The Physics of Star Clusters
  • Dr. Dirk Froebrich : Measuring Distances throughout the Universe
  • Dr. Dirk Froebrich : Star clusters and the Structure of the Milky Way
  • Missions to Small Solar System Bodies
  • Dr. Stephen Lowry : Missions to Small Solar System Bodies
  • Dr. Stephen Lowry : YORP and Other Perturbation Effects Affecting Asteroids and Comets
  • Dr. Stephen Lowry :
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  • Dr. Duncan MacKay : Astrochemistry: An overview of the role of chemical reactions across the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present
  • Dr. Duncan MacKay : Art & Science - Poles Apart?: An exploration of the 'aesthetic' versus the 'empirical', focusing on conceptual models and creativity
  • Prof. Michael Smith : Are we completely alone?
  • Prof. Michael Smith : A Rough Guide to the Universe.
  • Prof. Michael Smith : Space Careers and Black Holes.
  • Dr. Jinqui Miao:  The Connection between the Sun and the Earth A brief introduction to the structure of the Sun, the interaction between the Sun and the Earth, and the importance of Space Technology. The Sun is dynamic and its changes are dramatic.

Research Areas:- Star formation, Infrared Astronomy, Numerical Astrophysics, Astrofluids, Planetary Nebula, Radio Galaxies

e-mail:- m.d.smith @ kent.ac.uk (remove spaces)