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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

Operations at ZAH premises are still restricted and buildings are closed for the general 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. (2021/07/01)

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)

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)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Aug 06
The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Disentangling planet signals and astrophysical noise
Stephan Stock (LSW)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
ia zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,
Sep 24
Saskia Hekker (HITS)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Oct 08
Jacques Kluska (KU Leuven)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Jeffreson, Sarah M. R.; Keller, Benjamin W. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Chevance, Mélanie; Winter, Andrew J.)
A scaling relation for the molecular cloud lifetime in Milky Way-like galaxies
MNRAS 505, 1678(2021)

Ghosh, Basundhara; Durrer, Ruth; Schäfer, Björn Malte
Intrinsic and extrinsic correlations of galaxy shapes and sizes in weak lensing data
MNRAS 505, 2594(2021)

Kelley, Michael S. P.; Farnham, Tony L. et al. (inc. Hundertmark, M.)
Six Outbursts of Comet 46P/Wirtanen
PSJ 2, 131(2021)