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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. (2022/03/10)


Prof. Dr Eva Grebel is the first to win the new medal awarded jointly by the Royal Astronomical Society and the German Astronomical Society. (2022/04/08)

The Hector Fellow Academy has presented the Hector Research Career Development Award. The jury selected three scientists from the applications, including Dylan Nelson, who heads an Emmy Noether research group at ITA. (2022/02/07)

In an orbit around a binary star system a planet was discovered, ten times more massive than Jupiter. Dr Sabine Reffert from the Königstuhl State Observatory (Landessternwarte) was involved in the observations and their evaluation. (2021/12/09)

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. (2021/07/21)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
May 19
11:15
Investigating the ionising particle environment of the Gaia camera
Edmund Serpell (Telespazio Deutschland, ESA/ESOC)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
May 20
11:00
High contrast detection and characterization of exoplanets using high resolution spectroscopy
Dimitri Mawet (Caltech)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
May 24
16:00
Stellar feedback: from stars to galaxies
Dr Anna McLeod (Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, Durham University, UK)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Physikalisches Institut, Philosophenweg 12, Main Lecture Theatre

Recent publications
6/2022
Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente; Genel, Shy et al. (inc. Nelson, Dylan)
Galactic angular momentum in the IllustrisTNG simulation - I. Connection to morphology, halo spin, and black hole mass
MNRAS 512, 5978(2022)

6/2022
Buck, Tobias; Pfrommer, Christoph et al. (inc. Girichidis, Philipp)
Escaping the maze: a statistical subgrid model for cloud-scale density structures in the interstellar medium
MNRAS 513, 1414(2022)

6/2022
Schleicher, D. R. G.; Reinoso, B. et al. (inc. Alister, P.; Klessen, R. S.)
Origin of supermassive black holes in massive metal-poor protoclusters
MNRAS 512, 6192(2022)