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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Oct 23
The cycle of matter in the magnetized interstellar medium as revealed by machine vision
Juan Soler (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,
Oct 30
Anders Jidesjö & Svein Sjøberg (TBA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,
Nov 05
A Light in the Dark - Massive Star Birth Through Cosmic Time
Jonathan Tan (Chalmers Uni & University of Virginia)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG

Recent publications
Kreckel, Kathryn; Ho, I. -Ting et al. (inc. Watkins, Elizabeth J.; Scheuermann, Fabian; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Klessen, Ralf S.; Kim, Jenny J.; Chevance, Mélanie; Glover, Simon C. O.)
Measuring the mixing scale of the ISM within nearby spiral galaxies
MNRAS 499, 193(2020)

Savino, A.; Koch, A. et al. (inc. Prudil, Z.)
The age of the Milky Way inner stellar spheroid from RR Lyrae population synthesis
A&A 641, A96(2020)

Kovaleva, Dana A.; Ishchenko, Marina et al. (inc. Just, Andreas; Sysoliatina, Kseniia; Reffert, Sabine; Berczik, Peter)
Collinder 135 and UBC 7: A physical pair of open clusters
A&A 642, L4(2020)