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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 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)

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)


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. (2020/11/03)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Mar 05
from the instrument to the data analysis.
Faustine Cantalloube (MPIA) on High-contrast imaging of exoplanets and circumstellar disks
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Mar 19
Rebeca Garcia-Lopez (Uni. Dublin/MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Mar 26
Francisco Nogueras Lara (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Rizzuto, Francesco Paolo; Naab, Thorsten et al. (inc. Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer)
Intermediate mass black hole formation in compact young massive star clusters
MNRAS 501, 5257(2021)

Drimmel, Ronald; Sozzetti, Alessandro et al. (inc. Bastian, Ulrich)
A celestial matryoshka: dynamical and spectroscopic analysis of the Albireo system
MNRAS 502, 328(2021)

Bailer-Jones, C. A. L.; Rybizki, J. et al. (inc. Demleitner, M.)
Estimating Distances from Parallaxes. V. Geometric and Photogeometric Distances to 1.47 Billion Stars in Gaia Early Data Release 3
AJ 161, 147(2021)