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Prof. Dr. Stefan Wagner (LSW) appointed as new Direktor of the H.E.S.S. Experiment and as Spokesperson of the H.E.S.S. collaboration. (2019/11/19)

Dr. Anna Pasquali has received the teaching prize of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. (2019/10/18)

International research team with Ralf Klessen studies the Milky Way as a “galactic ecosystem”. The project is being funded with approximately 12.7 million euros. (2019/10/11)

German-British research team simulates basic conditions for the formation of magnetic stars. (2019/10/10)

A new Emmy Noether Research Group at ZAH has started working on resolving the baryon cycle in nearby galaxies and is led by Dr Kathryn Kreckel. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has allocated 1.7 mill. euros over six years. (2019/10/01)

The "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)" detected an exoplanet orbiting the star GJ 357. Analysis of measurements, to which the CARMENES spectrograph has contributed, revealed one further planet inside the habitable zone. (2019/08/01)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Dec 06
Characterizing the formation mechanisms of protostellar disks: observations and models
Anaelle Maury (CEA/Saclay)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Dec 10
The subsurface ocean of Enceladus: A habitable place in our solar system
Frank Postberg (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, großer Hörsaal
Dec 12
Jan Rybizki (MPIA)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, Seminarraum 1

Recent publications
Brems, Stefan S.; Kürster, Martin et al. (inc. Quirrenbach, Andreas; Reffert, Sabine)
Radial-velocity jitter of stars as a function of observational timescale and stellar age
A&A 632, A37(2019)

Wagner, Jenny; Meyer, Sven
Generalized model-independent characterization of strong gravitational lenses V: reconstructing the lensing distance ratio by supernovae for a general Friedmann universe
MNRAS 490, 1913(2019)

Spurio Mancini, A.; Köhlinger, F. et al. (inc. Reischke, R.; Schäfer, B. M.)
KiDS + GAMA: constraints on horndeski gravity from combined large-scale structure probes
MNRAS 490, 2155(2019)