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Welcome to ZAH

Welcome to ZAH

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) joins the institutes Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) and Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (ITA). Its spectrum of research and teaching activities ranges from planet formation and galaxy evolution to cosmology and state of the art computer physics in parallel with the development and assembly of instrumentation for telescopes and participation in satellite projects.

ZAH Research Highlights

J. Ward, D. Kruijssen (ZAH/ARI); 23.04.2018

A. Quirrenbach, S. Wagner (ZAH/LSW); 09.04.2018


Heute wurde der erste umfangreiche Gaia-Sternkatalog veröffentlicht. Damit begann eine neue Ära in der Erforschung der Milchstraße. (25.04.2018)

Das Astronomische Rechen-Institut hat die Astronomischen Grundlagen für den Kalender 2020 veröffentlicht. Diese sind eine Grundlage für die Herstellung von Kalendern durch entsprechende Verlage. (29.03.18)

The Amerikan Physical Society (APS) honors Prof. Dr. Matthias Bartelmann as Outstanding Referee for quality, number and timeliness of his reports. (23.02.2018)

Alfred Wegener (1880 -1930) is known for his theory of continental drift. He first studied astronomy and received his PhD in 1905 at ARI in Berlin. In his new book, Roland and Ute Wielen describe how Wegener prepared his dissertation. (22.02.2018)

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Colloquia at ZAH
May 22
Type Ia supernovae: From explosions to cosmology
Kate Maguire (Queens University Belfast, UK)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, großer Hörsaal
May 24
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Three-Dimensional Structure Using Classical Pulsators
Anna Jacyszyn-Dobrzeniecka (Warsaw University Observatory, Poland)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1
May 28
Modeling supermassive Black Holes in hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation
Sebastian Bustamante (HITS)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg, 12, 106

Recent publications
Naiman, Jill P.; Pillepich, Annalisa et al. (inc. Springel, Volker)
First results from the IllustrisTNG simulations: a tale of two elements - chemical evolution of magnesium and europium
MNRAS 477, 1206(2018)

Cuesta-Lazaro, Carolina; Quera-Bofarull, Arnau; Reischke, Robert; Schäfer, Björn Malte
Gravitational corrections to light propagation in a perturbed FLRW universe and corresponding weak-lensing spectra
MNRAS 477, 741(2018)

Messa, Matteo; Adamo, A. et al. (inc. Shabani, F.; Kruijssen, J. M. D.; Grebel, E. K.; Gouliermis, D. A.; Reina-Campos, M.)
The young star cluster population of M51 with LEGUS - II. Testing environmental dependences
MNRAS 477, 1683(2018)