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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open only to all members and associates of the university who meet the 3G status. Persons without 3G are not allowed to enter ZAH grounds. In case of further questions please get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/12/06)


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)

The PHANGS-MUSE project published unique observational data on star formation in galaxies. Kathryn Kreckel leads the science working group that studies the connection between gas ionization and star formation. (21/07/21)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jan 18
16:00
Black Holes - Nature or Nurture?
Prof. Roger Blandford (Stanford University, USA)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Zoom, Zoom
Jan 20
11:15
Can velocity fields explain the Wolf-Rayet radius problem?
Roel Lefever (ARI)
ARI Institute Colloquium
ARI, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1, 1.OG
Jan 21
11:00
TBD
Sascha Quanz (ETH)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
2/2022
Bhowmick, Aklant K.; Blecha, Laura et al. (inc. Nelson, Dylan)
Impact of gas spin and Lyman-Werner flux on black hole seed formation in cosmological simulations: implications for direct collapse
MNRAS 510, 177(2022)

3/2022
Wylezalek, D.; Cicone, C. et al. (inc. Wang (王无忌), W.; Bertemes, C.)
MASCOT: an ESO-ARO legacy survey of molecular gas in nearby SDSS-MaNGA galaxies - I. First data release, and global and resolved relations between H2 and stellar content
MNRAS 510, 3119(2022)

3/2022
Trujillo-Gomez, Sebastian; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Reina-Campos, Marta
The emergence of dark matter-deficient ultra-diffuse galaxies driven by scatter in the stellar mass-halo mass relation and feedback from globular clusters
MNRAS 510, 3356(2022)