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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)

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)

The new simulation code developed by Eric Pellegrini (ZAH/ITA) and colleagues self-consistently predicts the emission received from gas and molecular clouds engulfing star clusters. (2020/07/30)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Nov 26
The strongest magnets in the Universe
Fabian Schneider (ARI)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Nov 27
Neige Frankel, Nico Krieger, Alessandro Savino
Patzer Colloquium (MPIA/ZAH)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,
Dec 01
Frontiers of high-energy computational astrophysics: bridging gaps between large and small scales
Andrea Mignone (University of Turin)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium

Recent publications
Galametz, M.; Schruba, A. et al. (inc. Chevance, M.)
DeGaS-MC: Dense Gas Survey in the Magellanic Clouds. I. An APEX survey of HCO+ and HCN(2-1) toward the LMC and SMC
A&A 643, A63(2020)

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

Ansdell, Megan; Haworth, Thomas J. et al. (inc. Winter, Andrew)
An ALMA Survey of λ Orionis Disks: From Supernovae to Planet Formation
AJ 160, 248(2020)