Prof Albert Zijlstra


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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)


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UoM administered thesis: Master of Science by Research

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