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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open only to all members and associates of the university who meet the 3G status. Persons without 3G are not allowed to enter ZAH grounds. In case of further questions please get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/12/06)


The group led by Dr Andreas Sander will specialize on stellar atmospheres and mass loss from hot massive stars. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a 1.9 million Euro grant under the Emmy Noether program. (2021/08/01)

Dr Cabrera-Ziri started his new position as Gliese Fellow 2021 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. His main scientific interests are the formation and evolution of star clusters and their chemical properties. (2021/08/01)

The PHANGS-MUSE project published unique observational data on star formation in galaxies. Kathryn Kreckel leads the science working group that studies the connection between gas ionization and star formation. (21/07/21)

On July 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. Norbert Christlieb started his 3-year term as managing director of the ZAH. He is the successor of Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond. (2021/07/01)

Black holes at the center of large galaxies influence star formation in their satellite galaxies. A research group including Dylan Nelson (ZAH/ITA) published this impressive result in NATURE. (2021/06/14)

Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel has been elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of her scientific achievements. (2021/06/13)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jan 21
11:00
TBD
Sascha Quanz (ETH)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Jan 21
15:00
TBD
Sascha Quanz (ETH)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Jan 21
15:00
The direct detection of extrasolar planetary systems - motivation, challenges and opportunities
Sascha Quanz (ETH)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
2/2022
Rybizki, Jan; Green, Gregory M. et al. (inc. Demleitner, Markus)
A classifier for spurious astrometric solutions in Gaia eDR3
MNRAS 510, 2597(2022)

2/2022
Bhowmick, Aklant K.; Blecha, Laura et al. (inc. Nelson, Dylan)
Impact of gas spin and Lyman-Werner flux on black hole seed formation in cosmological simulations: implications for direct collapse
MNRAS 510, 177(2022)

2/2022
Mantz, Adam B.; Morris, R. Glenn et al. (inc. Schmidt, Robert W.)
Cosmological constraints from gas mass fractions of massive, relaxed galaxy clusters
MNRAS 510, 131(2022)