Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Astronomisches Rechen-Institut


Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel   and
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß
Tel: +49 6221 54 1801 (Secretary)
FAX: +49 6221 54 1888


Astronomisches Rechen-Institut
Mönchhofstr. 12-14
69120 Heidelberg

The Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) is part of the newly established Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg or ZAH). The other two institutes in the ZAH are the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik or ITA) and the State Observatory Königstuhl (Landessternwarte Königstuhl or LSW).

The scientific activities at the ARI cover a broad range of research areas including cosmology, gravitational lensing, galaxy evolution, stellar dynamics, astrometry, satellite missions, and calendrical calculations.

The ARI is involved in various local, European, and worldwide scientific networks and collaborations. The ARI plays a leading role in the preparation of the Gaia satellite mission of the European Space Agency. The ARI also operates a special high-performance computer for calculating gravitational interactions.

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Feb 07
Untangling Galaxy Evolution in the New Spectroscopic Era
Professor Allison Strom (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University, USA)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Physikalisches Institut, Philosophenweg 12, Main lecture theatre
Feb 09
Stellar feedback shaping the ionized ISM in the nearby galaxies
Oleg Egorov (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Feb 10
The First Astronomers: How Indigenous Elders Read the Stars
Duane Hamacher (Melbourne)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Pfeffer, Joel; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik et al. (inc. Trujillo-Gomez, Sebastian)
Globular cluster metallicity distributions in the E-MOSAICS simulations
MNRAS 519, 5384(2023)

McGill, Peter; Anderson, Jay et al. (inc. Wambsganss, Joachim)
First semi-empirical test of the white dwarf mass-radius relationship using a single white dwarf via astrometric microlensing
MNRAS 520, 259(2023)

Lardo, C.; Salaris, M. et al. (inc. Cabrera-Ziri, I.)
High-precision abundances of first-population stars in NGC 2808: confirmation of a metallicity spread
A&A 669, A19(2023)