Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Welcome to ZAH

Welcome to ZAH

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) joins the institutes Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) and Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (ITA). Its spectrum of research and teaching activities ranges from planet formation and galaxy evolution to cosmology and state of the art computer physics in parallel with the development and assembly of instrumentation for telescopes and participation in satellite projects.

ZAH Research Highlights

J. Klüter, U. Bastian, M. Demleitner, J. Wambsganss (ZAH/ARI); 26.07.18

J. Ward, D. Kruijssen (ZAH/ARI); 23.04.2018


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) invite applications for the position of a Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics. (8.10.2018)

Dr. Fabian Schneider has taken up his new position as Gliese Fellow 2018 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. (01.10.2018)

Heidelberg has won support for two proposals from the Clusters of Excellence funding line. The "STRUCTURES" proposal will have heavy impact on local astrophysical research. (28.09.2018)

Prof. Dr. Björn Malte Schäfer mit Lehrpreis der Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie ausgezeichnet. (25.04.2018)

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Colloquia at ZAH
Nov 14
Camilla Hansen (MPIA Heidelberg)
SFB Seminar - The Milky Way System
ARI seminar room basement, video broadcast to HITS, LSW, MPIA
Nov 14
Michael Hanke (ARI/ZAH)
SFB Seminar - The Milky Way System
ARI seminar room basement, video broadcast to HITS, LSW, MPIA
Nov 15
Diederik Kruijssen´s group (ARI)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1

Recent publications
Cukanovaite, E.; Tremblay, P. -E. et al. (inc. Ludwig, H. -G.)
Pure-helium 3D model atmospheres of white dwarfs
MNRAS 481, 1522(2018)

Gutcke, Thales A.; Springel, Volker
Simulating a metallicity-dependent initial mass function: consequences for feedback and chemical abundances
MNRAS 482, 118(2019)

Geen, Sam; Watson, Stuart K. et al. (inc. Klessen, Ralf S.)
On the indeterministic nature of star formation on the cloud scale
MNRAS 481, 2548(2018)