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Welcome to the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH)

Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

Operations at ZAH premises are currently restricted. Buildings are closed for the public. Please contact individuals via Phone-numbers or Email-addresses listed HERE or get in contact with our Central Institute Management (23.06.20).


A new Emmy Noether Research Group at ZAH/ARI has started working on understanding how galaxies form and evolve and is led by Dr Dominika Wylezalek. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has allocated 1.6 mill. Euros over six years. (2020/09/01)

Dr Anastasia Fialkov from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (UK) receives a guest professorship as part of the Excellence Strategy of Heidelberg University. Dr Fialkov is an expert in 21cm cosmology and reionisation. (2020/07/24)

Interconnected Gas Flows Show how Star-Forming Gas Accumulates in Galaxies. (2020/07/06)

A team of researchers led by high-energy astrophysicist Felix Spanier (ZAH/ITA) receives 35 million hours of CPU computing time on SuperMUC-NG to improve neutrino mass measurements at KATRIN. (2020/06/20)

Das Astronomische Rechen-Institut hat die Astronomischen Grundlagen für den Kalender 2022 veröffentlicht. Diese bilden eine Grundlage für eine Vielzahl von Kalenderwerken. (2020/05/06)

Der Astrophysiker wurde prämiert für seine Beiträge zum Verständnis der Prozesse, die Sternentstehung und Bildung von Sternhaufen steuern. (2020/04/17)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Sep 25
Ryan Leaman (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Oct 02
Zooming in on star and disk formation
Asmita Bandhare (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Oct 16
Fred Davies (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Horst, L.; Edelmann, P. V. F. et al. (inc. Röpke, F. K.)
Fully compressible simulations of waves and core convection in main-sequence stars
A&A 641, A18(2020)

Holmbeck, Erika M.; Hansen, Terese T. et al. (inc. Grebel, Eva K.)
The R-Process Alliance: Fourth Data Release from the Search for R-process-enhanced Stars in the Galactic Halo
ApJS 249, 30(2020)

Abdallah, H.; Adam, R. et al. (inc. Wierzcholska, A.; Wagner, S. J.; Schwemmer, S.; Quirrenbach, A.; Mohamed, M.; Marx, R.; Jankowsky, F.; Glawion, D.)
Search for dark matter signals towards a selection of recently detected DES dwarf galaxy satellites of the Milky Way with H.E.S.S.
PhRvD 102, f2001(2020)