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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

Operations at ZAH premises are still restricted. Buildings are closed for the public. Please contact individuals via Phone or Email listed HERE or get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/01/12)



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)

The new super-Earth named Gliese 486b with a planetary atmosphere will help testing methods of studying exoplanet atmospheres. The CARMENES instrument, partly constructed and operated by LSW, was decisively involved. (2021/03/05)

A team led by C. Federrath (ANU) and R. Klessen (ZAH) has carried out the highest-resolution simulations to date to study the transition from turbulence in the supersonic and subsonic range in interstellar gas. (2021/01/11)

With this prize, Baden-Württemberg honors researchers who have left a beaten path and carried on with courage and risk. Jenny Wagner (ZAH/ARI) has done so in the field of gravitational lensing. (2020/12/21)

Prof. Dr Saskia Hekker receives an ERC Consolidator Grant for excellent young researchers. A total of 2 million euros has been earmarked for funding her research. (2020/12/09)

Ultra-realistic simulations lift curtains to understanding star formation in the Galaxy’s very heart. (2020/12/07)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
May 14
15:00
Knitting Together a New 3D View of our Milky Way Galaxy
Catherine Zucker (CfA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
May 18
16:00
The riddle of binary black hole formation
Prof. Michela Mapelli (INAF Padova)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Zoom, Zoom
May 20
11:15
SDSS-V: Pioneering Panoptic Spectroscopy
Kathryn Kreckel (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG

Recent publications
6/2021
Anand, Abhijeet; Nelson, Dylan et al.
Characterizing the abundance, properties, and kinematics of the cool circumgalactic medium of galaxies in absorption with SDSS DR16
MNRAS 504, 65(2021)

5/2021
Gaia Collaboration; Smart, R. L. et al. (inc. Sagristà Sellés, A.; Juaristi Campillo, J.; del Peloso, E. F.; Balog, Z.; Löffler, W.; Jordan, S.; Altmann, M.; Gracia-Abril, G.; Bastian, U.; Biermann, M.)
Gaia Early Data Release 3. The Gaia Catalogue of Nearby Stars
A&A 649, A6(2021)

5/2021
Lindegren, L.; Bastian, U. et al. (inc. Biermann, M.)
Gaia Early Data Release 3. Parallax bias versus magnitude, colour, and position
A&A 649, A4(2021)