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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open to all members and associates of the university. In case of further questions please get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/09/16)


The group led by Dr Andreas Sander will specialize on stellar atmospheres and mass loss from hot massive stars. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a 1.9 million Euro grant under the Emmy Noether program. (2021/08/01)

Dr Cabrera-Ziri started his new position as Gliese Fellow 2021 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. His main scientific interests are the formation and evolution of star clusters and their chemical properties. (2021/08/01)

On July 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. Norbert Christlieb started his 3-year term as managing director of the ZAH. He is the successor of Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond. (2021/07/01)

Black holes at the center of large galaxies influence star formation in their satellite galaxies. A research group including Dylan Nelson (ZAH/ITA) published this impressive result in NATURE. (2021/06/14)

Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel has been elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of her scientific achievements. (2021/06/13)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Oct 28
11:15
Changing the paradigm of globular cluster formation
Ivan Cabrera-Ziri (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Oct 29
15:00
Launching of astrophysical jets
Christian Fendt (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Nov 04
11:15
Stellar Winds in Turbulent Environments
Lachlan Lancaster (Princeton University)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG

Recent publications
11/2021
Menon, Shyam H.; Grasha, Kathryn et al. (inc. Grebel, Eva K.)
The dependence of the hierarchical distribution of star clusters on galactic environment
MNRAS 507, 5542(2021)

11/2021
Nelson, Erica J.; Tacchella, Sandro et al. (inc. Nelson, Dylan)
Spatially resolved star formation and inside-out quenching in the TNG50 simulation and 3D-HST observations
MNRAS 508, 219(2021)

12/2021
Serenelli, Aldo; Weiss, Achim et al. (inc. Schneider, Fabian R. N.)
Weighing stars from birth to death: mass determination methods across the HRD
A&ARv 29, 4(2021)