The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) obtained spectra of nearly a million of galaxies and organized them in a public database. Many groups of researchers analyzed those data with different techniques and (sometimes) different results. Here we present a selection of the results obtained by the STARLIGHT/SEAGal group, with emphasis on differences with other groups, especially as concerns the emission-line classification of galaxies. In particular, we will argue for the importance of the generally ignored class of retired galaxies.
Only two Nicolaus Copernicus University PhD students received ETIUDA 2 grants in ST (science and technology), announced at the end of June 2014. Both Jan Ostrowski and Tomasz Kazimierczak of the Toruń Centre for Astronomy were awarded ETIUDA 2 grants to work on particular aspects of their doctoral projects in relativistic cosmology. The grants will help them consult with Thomas Buchert and numerical galaxy formation specialists at CRAL at the University of Lyon.