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A team of researchers led by high-energy astrophysicist Felix Spanier (ZAH/ITA) receives 35 million hours of CPU computing time on SuperMUC-NG to improve neutrino mass measurements at KATRIN. (2020/06/20)

Das Astronomische Rechen-Institut hat die Astronomischen Grundlagen für den Kalender 2022 veröffentlicht. Diese bilden eine Grundlage für eine Vielzahl von Kalenderwerken. (2020/05/06)

Der Astrophysiker wurde prämiert für seine Beiträge zum Verständnis der Prozesse, die Sternentstehung und Bildung von Sternhaufen steuern. (2020/04/17)

If black holes and neutron stars merge within star clusters this only shakes space-time without any electromagnetic emission. (2020/03/05)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jul 09
How galactic dynamics and stellar feedback shape the giant molecular cloud population in galaxies
Sarah Jefferson (ARI)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, Via Zoom. Please contact the organizers (Eva Grebel or Joachim Wambsganß) if you need the Zoom link.
Jul 10
Rebecca Bowler (Oxford)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Jul 10
Exploring the sources of cosmic reionization
: Maxime Trebitsch (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Via zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,

Recent publications
Beuther, H.; Wang, Y. et al. (inc. Glover, S. C. O.)
Dynamical cloud formation traced by atomic and molecular gas
A&A 638, A44(2020)

Napiwotzki, R.; Karl, C. A. et al. (inc. Lisker, T.)
The ESO supernovae type Ia progenitor survey (SPY). The radial velocities of 643 DA white dwarfs
A&A 638, A131(2020)

Vos, Johanna M.; Biller, Beth A. et al. (inc. Homeier, Derek)
Spitzer Variability Properties of Low-gravity L Dwarfs
AJ 160, 38(2020)