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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open to all members and associates of the university. In case of further questions please get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/09/16)


The group led by Dr Andreas Sander will specialize on stellar atmospheres and mass loss from hot massive stars. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a 1.9 million Euro grant under the Emmy Noether program. (2021/08/01)

Dr Cabrera-Ziri started his new position as Gliese Fellow 2021 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. His main scientific interests are the formation and evolution of star clusters and their chemical properties. (2021/08/01)

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)

Black holes at the center of large galaxies influence star formation in their satellite galaxies. A research group including Dylan Nelson (ZAH/ITA) published this impressive result in NATURE. (2021/06/14)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Oct 21
11:15
Revealing the Milky Ways Dissolved Star Cluster Population with Dynamics, Chemistry, and HighDimension Analysis
Jeremy Webb (University of Toronto)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Oct 22
15:00
TBD
Sümeyye Suri (Uni Vienna)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Oct 22
15:00
Two decades of z>6 quasar hunt: Achievements, failures, and new hopes
Roberto Decarli (INAF-Bologna)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
11/2021
Riaz, R.; Schleicher, D. R. G. et al. (inc. Klessen, Ralf S.)
Turbulence and its connection to episodic accretion in binary YSOs
MNRAS 507, 6061(2021)

11/2021
Engler, Christoph; Pillepich, Annalisa et al. (inc. Grebel, Eva K.; Nelson, Dylan; Pasquali, Anna)
The abundance of satellites around Milky Way- and M31-like galaxies with the TNG50 simulation: a matter of diversity
MNRAS 507, 4211(2021)

10/2021
Abdalla, H.; Aharonian, F. et al. (inc. Wierzcholska, A.; Wagner, S. J.; Quirrenbach, A.; Marx, R.; Lypova, I.; Jankowsky, F.; Ghafourizade, S.)
Searching for TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from SGR 1935+2154 during Its 2020 X-Ray and Radio Bursting Phase
ApJ 919, 106(2021)