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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open to all members and associates of the university. In case of further questions please get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/09/16)

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)

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)

Wuji Wang (ZAH/ARI) is the first Heidelberg doctoral student to receive observation time at the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). (2021/04/20)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Dec 03
Sara Rezaei Kh. (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Dec 03
3D structures of the local molecular clouds and their implications for star formation
Sara Rezaei Kh. (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Dec 07
Ten months of Perseverance on Mars
Prof. Kenneth Farley (California Institute of Technology & Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Zoom, Zoom

Recent publications
Aly, Hossam; Gonzalez, Jean-François et al.
Dust traffic jams in inclined circumbinary protoplanetary discs - I. Morphology and formation theory
MNRAS 508, 2743(2021)

Gentile Fusillo, N. P.; Tremblay, P. -E. et al. (inc. Jordan, S.)
A catalogue of white dwarfs in Gaia EDR3
MNRAS 508, 3877(2021)

Chevance, Mélanie; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik et al. (inc. Kreckel, Kathryn; Klessen, Ralf S.; Kim, Jaeyeon; Glover, Simon C. O.; Keller, Benjamin W.)
Pre-supernova feedback mechanisms drive the destruction of molecular clouds in nearby star-forming disc galaxies
MNRAS 509, 272(2022)