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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 15
Brauer Award talk
Sarah Leslie (Leiden)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Jan 15
Star formation and its quenching: insights from radio continuum and multiwavelength surveys
Sarah Leslie (Leiden)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,
Jan 19
Space asteroseismology: the Renaissance of stellar interiors
Conny Aerts (KU Leuven)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium

Recent publications
Demleitner, M.; Knyazyan, A. et al.
Resurrecting DFBS into the Virtual Observatory
CoBAO 67, 323(2020)

Gensior, Jindra; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik
The elephant in the bathtub: when the physics of star formation regulate the baryon cycle of galaxies
MNRAS 500, 2000(2021)

Khoperskov, Sergey; Zinchenko, Igor et al. (inc. Avramov, Branislav)
Extreme kinematic misalignment in IllustrisTNG galaxies: the origin, structure, and internal dynamics of galaxies with a large-scale counterrotation
MNRAS 500, 3870(2021)