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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)

Detecting gravitational redshift was i.a. made possible by simulations carried out by Hans-Günter Ludwig ZAH/LSW) and helped filtering disturbing effects of the bubbling sun surface on absorption lines used to measure the effect. (2021/03/24)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jun 15
Ultra-diffuse galaxies and their implications for galaxy formation and evolution
Prof. Pieter van Dokkum (Yale University)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Zoom, Zoom
Jun 17
Superbubbles, stellar feedback and triggering of star formation in nearby galaxies
Oleg Egorov (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Jun 18
The architectures of planetary systems: Population synthesis meets observations
Martin Schlecker (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Orkney, Matthew D. A.; Read, Justin I. et al. (inc. Dehnen, Walter)
EDGE: two routes to dark matter core formation in ultra-faint dwarfs
MNRAS 504, 3509(2021)

den Brok, J. S.; Chatzigiannakis, D. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
New constraints on the 12CO(2-1)/(1-0) line ratio across nearby disc galaxies
MNRAS 504, 3221(2021)

Ksoll, Victor F.; Gouliermis, Dimitrios et al. (inc. Klessen, Ralf S.)
Measuring Young Stars in Space and Time. II. The Pre-main-sequence Stellar Content of N44
AJ 161, 257(2021)