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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)

The new super-Earth named Gliese 486b with a planetary atmosphere will help testing methods of studying exoplanet atmospheres. The CARMENES instrument, partly constructed and operated by LSW, was decisively involved. (2021/03/05)

A team of researchers led by C. Federrath (ANU) and R. Klessen (ZAH) has carried out the highest-resolution simulations to date to study the transition from turbulence in the supersonic and subsonic range in interstellar gas. (2021/01/11)

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)


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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Apr 20
Space-time variation of the fundamental constants and dark matter
Prof. Victor Flambaum (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Apr 22
Gas, stars, and globular clusters in the local Universe as tracers of galaxy formation and evolution, and the nature dark matter
Sebastian Trujillo (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Apr 23
Romain Meyer (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,

Recent publications
Trujillo-Gomez, Sebastian; Diederik Kruijssen, J. M. et al. (inc. Keller, Benjamin W.; Reina-Campos, Marta)
The kinematics of globular cluster populations in the E-MOSAICS simulations and their implications for the assembly history of the Milky Way
MNRAS 503, 31(2021)

Habouzit, Mélanie; Li, Yuan et al.
Supermassive black holes in cosmological simulations I: MBH - M relation and black hole mass function
MNRAS 503, 1940(2021)

Williams, Thomas G.; Schinnerer, Eva et al. (inc. Watkins, Elizabeth J.; Sormani, Mattia C.; Diederik Kruijssen, J. M.; Klessen, Ralf S.; Glover, Simon C. O.; Chevance, Mélanie)
Applying the Tremaine-Weinberg Method to Nearby Galaxies: Stellar-mass-based Pattern Speeds and Comparisons with ISM Kinematics
AJ 161, 185(2021)