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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)

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)

Detecting gravitational redshift was i.a. made possible by simulations carried out by Hans-Günter Ludwig ZAH/LSW) and helped filtering disturbing effects of the bubbling sun surface on absorption lines used to measure the effect. (2021/03/24)

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 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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jun 22
A new era of Interferometry with GRAVITY(+)
Dr. Frank Eisenhauer (MPI fuer Extraterrestrische Physik)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Zoom, Zoom
Jun 24
Spatially mapping the metal-enriched absorbing CGM of a massive galaxy at z~4.5
Wuji Wang (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Jun 25
The Many Diverse Manifestations of Supermassive Black-Hole Feedback
Annalisa Pillepich (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,

Recent publications
Lim, S. H.; Barnes, D. et al. (inc. Nelson, D.)
Properties of the ionized CGM and IGM: tests for galaxy formation models from the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
MNRAS 504, 5131(2021)

Orkney, Matthew D. A.; Read, Justin I. et al. (inc. Dehnen, Walter)
EDGE: two routes to dark matter core formation in ultra-faint dwarfs
MNRAS 504, 3509(2021)

Ceverino, Daniel; Hirschmann, Michaela et al. (inc. Glover, Simon C. O.; Klessen, Ralf S.)
FirstLight IV: diversity in sub-L* galaxies at cosmic dawn
MNRAS 504, 4472(2021)