Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Welcome to ZAH

Welcome to ZAH

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) joins the institutes Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) and Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (ITA). Its spectrum of research and teaching activities ranges from planet formation and galaxy evolution to cosmology and state of the art computer physics in parallel with the development and assembly of instrumentation for telescopes and participation in satellite projects.

ZAH Research Highlights

J. Klüter, U. Bastian, M. Demleitner, J. Wambsganss (ZAH/ARI); 26.07.18

J. Ward, D. Kruijssen (ZAH/ARI); 23.04.2018


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) invite applications for the position of a Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics. (8.10.2018)

Dr. Fabian Schneider has taken up his new position as Gliese Fellow 2018 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. (01.10.2018)

Heidelberg has won support for two proposals from the Clusters of Excellence funding line. The "STRUCTURES" proposal will have heavy impact on local astrophysical research. (28.09.2018)

Prof. Dr. Björn Malte Schäfer mit Lehrpreis der Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie ausgezeichnet. (25.04.2018)

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Colloquia at ZAH
Oct 22
EasyCritics: Arc-free detection of strong cluster lenses
Sebastian Stapelberg (ZAH/ITA)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg, 12, 106
Oct 23
The photoevaporation of protoplanetary discs
Cathie J. Clarke (Cambridge, UK)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, Großer Hörsaal
Oct 25
Mothership's calling back: dwarf galaxies, dark matter, and a bit more.
Veronica Lora (Mexico)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1

Recent publications
Druschke, Maik; Schauer, Anna T. P.; Glover, Simon C. O.; Klessen, Ralf S.
Shape and spin of minihaloes: from large scales to the centres
MNRAS 481, 3266(2018)

Grand, Robert J. J.; Helly, John et al. (inc. Springel, Volker)
Aurigaia: mock Gaia DR2 stellar catalogues from the AURIGA cosmological simulations
MNRAS 481, 1726(2018)

Geen, Sam; Watson, Stuart K. et al. (inc. Klessen, Ralf S.)
On the indeterministic nature of star formation on the cloud scale
MNRAS 481, 2548(2018)