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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)

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)

Symposium 2019 der Hector Fellow Academy am Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019, mit Vorträgen von Hector Fellow Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel und Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß. Durch das Programm führt Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch. (9.07.2019)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Oct 22
Fast Radio Bursts: New discoveries and future prospects
Emily Petroff (University of Amsterdam)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, großer Hörsaal
Oct 24
The structure and formation of the Milky Way bulge : A view through double red clump
Dongwook Lim (ARI)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, Seminarraum 1
Oct 25
Revealing the mysteries of gas giant planets
Ravit Helled (Zurich)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Chira, R. -A.; Ibáñez-Mejía, J. C. et al. (inc. Mac Low, M. -M.)
How do velocity structure functions trace gas dynamics in simulated molecular clouds?
A&A 630, A97(2019)

Birko, Danijela; Zwitter, Tomaž et al. (inc. Grebel, Eva K.)
Single-lined Spectroscopic Binary Star Candidates from a Combination of the RAVE and Gaia DR2 Surveys
AJ 158, 155(2019)

Rousseau-Nepton, L.; Martin, R. P. et al. (inc. Rahner, D.; Pellegrini, E.; Klessen, R. S.; Gouliermis, D.; Ksoll, V. F.)
SIGNALS: I. Survey description
MNRAS 489, 5530(2019)