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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open to all members and associates of the university. In case of further questions please get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/09/16)


The group led by Dr Andreas Sander will specialize on stellar atmospheres and mass loss from hot massive stars. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a 1.9 million Euro grant under the Emmy Noether program. (2021/08/01)

Dr Cabrera-Ziri started his new position as Gliese Fellow 2021 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. His main scientific interests are the formation and evolution of star clusters and their chemical properties. (2021/08/01)

On July 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. Norbert Christlieb started his 3-year term as managing director of the ZAH. He is the successor of Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond. (2021/07/01)

Black holes at the center of large galaxies influence star formation in their satellite galaxies. A research group including Dylan Nelson (ZAH/ITA) published this impressive result in NATURE. (2021/06/14)

Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel has been elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of her scientific achievements. (2021/06/13)

Wuji Wang (ZAH/ARI) is the first Heidelberg doctoral student to receive observation time at the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). (2021/04/20)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Dec 07
16:00
Ten months of Perseverance on Mars
Prof. Kenneth Farley (California Institute of Technology & Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Zoom, Zoom
Dec 09
11:15
An update of the Milky Way disk model and its application: Age-metallicity relation from 4 to 14 kpc based on the JJ model and APOGEE data
Kseniia Sysoliatina (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Dec 10
15:00
TBD
Heidelberg-Harvard participant (?)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
12/2021
Pillepich, Annalisa; Nelson, Dylan et al.
X-ray bubbles in the circumgalactic medium of TNG50 Milky Way- and M31-like galaxies: signposts of supermassive black hole activity
MNRAS 508, 4667(2021)

12/2021
Kamann, Sebastian; Bastian, Nate et al. (inc. Cabrera-Ziri, Ivan)
Exploring the role of binarity in the origin of the bimodal rotational velocity distribution in stellar clusters
MNRAS 508, 2302(2021)

1/2022
Williams, Thomas G.; Kreckel, Kathryn et al. (inc. Watkins, Elizabeth J.; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Klessen, Ralf S.; Glover, Simon C. O.; Chevance, Mélanie)
The 2D metallicity distribution and mixing scales of nearby galaxies
MNRAS 509, 1303(2022)