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Welcome to the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH)

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)

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)

The Gaia Early Data Release 3 provides ultraprecise data on 1.8 billion celestial objects and will be celebrated in an international online event. (2020/12/01)


Dr Giulia Despali starts her new position as Gliese Fellow 2020 at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. (2020/11/27)

The Ernst Patzer Foundation annually honors the best publications by doctoral students and young postdocs at MPIA and ZAH. This year, Dr Alessandro Savino (ZAH / ARI) one of the award winners. (2020/11/03)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jan 22
Trifon Trifonov (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Jan 22
CARMENES, the exoplanet finder: Uncovering nearby exoplanet systems with precision radial velocity measurements
Trifon Trifonov (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Jan 26
The fast rotating and low-turbulence discs of high-redshift galaxies
Filippo Fraternali (University of Groningen)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium

Recent publications
Sipp, Marvin; Schäfer, Björn Malte et al.
Optimizing tomography for weak gravitational lensing surveys
MNRAS 501, 683(2021)

Puddu, E.; Radovich, M. et al. (inc. Maturi, M.)
AMICO galaxy clusters in KiDS-DR3: Evolution of the luminosity function between z = 0.1 and z = 0.8
A&A 645, A9(2021)

Izquierdo, Andrés F.; Smith, Rowan J. et al. (inc. Sormani, Mattia C.; Treß, Robin G.; Klessen, Ralf S.; Glover, Simon C. O.)
The Cloud Factory II: gravoturbulent kinematics of resolved molecular clouds in a galactic potential
MNRAS 500, 5268(2021)