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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 currently 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. (2020/10/06)

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. (2020/11/3)

The group led by Dr Dylan Nelson will specialize in computational galaxy formation and evolution. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a 1.3 million Euro grant under the Emmy Noether program. (2020/11/01)

Dr Dehnen is an expert in the dynamics of galaxies, including numerical techniques, and generally interested in any dynamical aspects of gravitational systems. (2020/10/01)

Prof. Hekker is leader of the new research group “Theory and Observations of Stars” at HITS and new member of the ZAH directorate. She is expert on studying the internal structure of stars by methods of asteroseismology. (2020/09/01)

A new Emmy Noether Research Group at ZAH/ARI has started working on understanding how galaxies form and evolve and is led by Dr Dominika Wylezalek. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has allocated 1.6 mill. Euros over six years. (2020/09/01)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Dec 04
Star Formation in the Turbulent-Multiphase Interstellar Medium
Shmuel Bialy (CfA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,
Dec 08
The genesis of the first elements
Ryan Cooke (Durham University)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Dec 08
The puzzle of multiple populations in globular clusters
Nate Bastian (LJMU)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium

Recent publications
Madden, S. C.; Cormier, D. et al. (inc. Chevance, M.; Hony, S.)
Tracing the total molecular gas in galaxies: [CII] and the CO-dark gas
A&A 643, A141(2020)

Stock, S.; Nagel, E. et al. (inc. Kaminski, A.; Bluhm, P.; Quirrenbach, A.; Reffert, S.; Kemmer, J.)
The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. Three temperate-to-warm super-Earths
A&A 643, A112(2020)

Rometsch, Thomas; Rodenkirch, Peter J. et al. (inc. Dullemond, Cornelis P.)
Migration jumps of planets in transition discs
A&A 643, A87(2020)