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Prof Albert Zijlstra - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Astrophysics

Tel: 0161 306-3925

Location: Alan Turing Building-3.112
The School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Professor in Astrophysics at the University of Manchester and Director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Atrophysics  

Previous appointments

1997-2004  Lecturer/Reader, UMIST, Manchester

1992-1997 Fellow/international staff member, European Southern Observatory

1991  Senior Research Fellow, South Africa Astronomical Observatory

1987-1989 PhD student, University of Groningen

1985-1989 PhD student National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA 


Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Research interests

 Late stages of stellar evolution: mass loss, circumstellar matter; AGB stars; Planetary nebulae; Nearby galaxies

 Techniques: Observational astronomy: infrared, optical, radio. 

Facilities: VLT, VLTI, Spitzer Space Telescope, VLA  

Outputs: 219 refereed journal papers, 465 outputs in total (as of Jan 2013)


Special Interest Groups

  • Exochemistry: Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System and the Interstellar Medium