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On June 13th, the third Gaia data catalog (Gaia DR3) was released, opening a new and spectacular treasure trove for researchers. (2022/06/13)

Dr Mélanie Chevance and her group aims to quantify how matter flows within galaxies. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has allocated 1.7 million Euro to fund the group over a period of six years. (2022/05/23)

Prof. Dr Eva Grebel is the first to win the new medal awarded jointly by the Royal Astronomical Society and the German Astronomical Society. (2022/04/08)

The Hector Fellow Academy has presented the Hector Research Career Development Award. The jury selected three scientists from the applications, including Dylan Nelson, who heads an Emmy Noether research group at ITA. (2022/02/07)

A 3900 light-years-long structure has been identified that consists almost entirely of atomic hydrogen. It provides a unique view of matter at the beginning of the star-formation process. ZAH scientists have contributed to the analysis. (2022/01/10)

In an orbit around a binary star system a planet was discovered, ten times more massive than Jupiter. Dr Sabine Reffert from the Königstuhl State Observatory (Landessternwarte) was involved in the observations and their evaluation. (2021/12/09)

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Next Astro colloquia
Jul 05
16:00
A cloud-scale view on the star formation process in nearby galaxies
Dr Eva Schinnerer (MPI Astronomie, Heidelberg)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Physikalisches Institut, Philosophenweg 12, main lecture theatre
Jul 07
11:15
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Joachim Wambsganss (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Jul 08
11:00
ANDES@ELT
Laura Kreidberg (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Astro & Physics talks in HD

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Recent ZAH publications
6/2022
Parisi, M. C.; Gramajo, L. V. et al. (inc. Grebel, E. K.)
Ca II triplet spectroscopy of Small Magellanic Cloud red giants. V. Abundances and velocities for 12 massive clusters
A&A 662, A75(2022)

7/2022
Reina-Campos, Marta; Trujillo-Gomez, Sebastian et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Radial distributions of globular clusters trace their host dark matter halo: insights from the E-MOSAICS simulations
MNRAS 513, 3925(2022)

7/2022
Anand, Abhijeet; Kauffmann, Guinevere; Nelson, Dylan
Cool circumgalactic gas in galaxy clusters: connecting the DESI legacy imaging survey and SDSS DR16 Mg II absorbers
MNRAS 513, 3210(2022)