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Dr. Anna Pasquali was appointed Private Lecturer (Priv. Doz.) yesterday by the Habilitation Conference of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Heidelberg University. (2020/01/30)

Carolin Kimmig, BA student at ITA under supervison of Prof. Dullemond has shown, that a magnetocentrifugal wind-loss of protoplanetary disks could be strong enough to significantly change the orbits of protoplanets. (2020/01/09) 

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

A researchers team with Andreas Koch (ZAH/ARI) completed the largest survey to date of the ultrafaint outskirts of nearby galaxies. These appear to correlate with brightness and type of a galaxy undermining their common formation scenario. (2019/10/22)

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)

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Recent publications
Wofford, Aida; Ramírez, Vanesa et al. (inc. Grebel, Eva K.; Gouliermis, Dimitrios A.)
Candidate LBV stars in galaxy NGC 7793 found via HST photometry + MUSE spectroscopy
MNRAS 493, 2410(2020)

Alister Seguel, P. J.; Schleicher, D. R. G. et al. (inc. Klessen, R. S.)
Formation of SMBH seeds in Population III star clusters through collisions: the importance of mass loss
MNRAS 493, 2352(2020)

Sedda, Manuel Arca
Birth, Life, and Death of Black Hole Binaries around Supermassive Black Holes: Dynamical Evolution of Gravitational Wave Sources
ApJ 891, 47(2020)