Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Events, Seminars, Talks

A list of all Physics & Astronomy talks and seminars taking place in Heidelberg can be found at HePhySTO.


Upcoming events


2024-03-01
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Euclid - at the start of its surveys
Knud Jahnke (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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ESA's Euclid mission has been launched 9 months ago and has just started its 6-year science surveys, now scanning 10 square degrees every day. I will recap Euclid's cosmology science goals and motivate why 1000+ non-cosmologists are also eagerly waiting to use Euclid's first data. This will include an overview over Euclid's capabilities and limits, the type of data that is generated, and what kind of work to enable the mission is currently done at MPIA. I'll also give an overview of which Euclid-centered or -enabled science is planned at MPIA, how anyone interested can still get involved, including getting early access to data, and whom you can contact to about Euclid and Euclid science. And I will show the first science-ready data that were released in November, and give an outlook of which data should be expected when.

2024-03-08
11:00
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A landscape of H.E.S.S. results on indirect dark matter searches
Alessandro Montanari (LSW)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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Gamma-ray observations with Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) are a unique probe for indirect detection of dark matter (DM) astrophysical signal. The scenario of TeV-scale Weakly Interactive Massive Particles - a compelling class of stable DM candidates - has been extensively explored using observations collected with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), a hybrid array of five IACTs. After more than 20 years of stereoscopic observations, H.E.S.S. collected a variety of datasets from potential targets hosting DM with unprecedented sensitivity. Located in the Southern hemisphere, H.E.S.S. is in a privileged position to observe the Milky Way and the Galactic centre (GC) region. I will present the main results obtained with H.E.S.S. on the search for DM annihilation signals - considering also specific DM candidates like the Wino, Higgsino, and Quintuplet - from targets such as dwarf spheroidal galaxies, candidates DM subhalos in the Milky Way halo, and the GC region. These results establish a benchmark for the ultimate sensitivity of the current generation of IACT instruments to annihilating DM, providing conclusions directly relevant for searches of DM signals with the next generation of Cherenkov telescopes.

2024-03-15
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Remo Burn (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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2024-04-05
11:00
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Recent research results from the HKU Late State stellar evolution team - Strange Galactic alignments and solving the sulphur anomaly in Planetary Nebulae
Quentin Parker (Hong Kong)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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Planetary Nebulae (Pne) are a relatively rare but powerful late-stage stellar population in terms of what we can learn about stellar evolution and the chemical enrichment process of entire Galaxies. Their ionised shells exhibit numerous and strong emission lines over a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum. As such they represent highly useful “laboratories” for studying the plasma physics of these celestial objects.  Because most radiation from PNe is emitted via their strong emission lines they can be found to enormous distances outside of our own Galaxy. Their rich variety of lines also enables estimation of elemental abundances, expansion velocity of the nebula and associated kinematic age. HASH (Hong Kong/AAO/Strasbourg H-alpha PN catalogue) is a PNe mutliwavelength database of all currently known Galactic and Magellanic Cloud PNe. It has provided a powerful online resource for the global community to study both PNe and their CSPN with over 1100 users in more than 60 countries.

In this talk I will present some key, recent results from various HKU based projects on PNe facilitated via our ESO VLT data and HASH. I will cover a recent, enigmatic 5-sigma PNe alignment result in the Galactic centre, our robust abundance determinations and resolution of a decades old  so-called “sulphur anomaly” problem.

2024-04-12
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DSA-2000
Fabian Walter
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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2024-04-18
11:15
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Pranav Kukreti (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-04-25
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Kathryn Kreckel (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-04-26
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James Kirk (Imperial)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

2024-05-02
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Francesco Flammini Dotti (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-05-10
11:00
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Tom Megeath (Uni of Toledo)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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2024-05-16
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Marcel Pawlowskii (AIP)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-05-17
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Ryan Hickox (Dartmouth)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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2024-05-23
11:15
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50 Years of Plate Tectonic - That’s all?
Ulrich A. Glasmacher (Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg UNI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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“Plate tectonics” is a young field of geoscientific research. What are the questions driving geoscientific research today? Can geoscience develop a unification theory of the endogen and exogen processes on our planet Earth that may even be valid for the processes on other planets? The lecture provides an insight into the development of geoscientific research over the last 500 years. It ends in a detailed explanation of today's research on plate tectonics. Surprises, better changed ways of thinking, are planned. Let me take you on a journey through the last 500 years and take you into the depths of our planet Earth and its effects on the surface evolution of the planet.

2024-05-31
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Antoine Dumont
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

2024-06-06
11:15
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Michela Mapelli (ITA)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-06-07
11:00
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Sarah Casewell (Leicester)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

2024-06-13
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Wuji Wang (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-06-20
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A tutorial on Gaia's astrometric data and their usage
Ulrich Bastian (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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I will carefully explain what the published astrometric Gaia data for any given star mean in detail, and how they can be used in practice. In particular, I will elaborate on the precision estimates and on the quality/reliability flags given for each star in the Gaia data releases. In addition, I will give a preview of the forthcoming epoch astrometry data, i.e. of the individual astrometric measurements for all Gaia sources, to be published for the first time in Gaia DR4 in early 2026. Since Gaia mainly does one-dimensional measurements, the structure and usage of these epoch data are not intuitive for an astronomer.

2024-06-27
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Marco Alban (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-06-28
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Aarynn Carter (STScI)
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

2024-07-04
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Nicole Reindl (LSW)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-07-11
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Caroline Bertemes
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-07-18
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2024-07-25
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Rogemar Riffel (UFSM)
ARI Institute Colloquium ( Hephysto link )
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1.OG
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2024-11-29
15:00
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Patzer Colloquium
Königstuhl Kolloquium ( Home pageHephysto link )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
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