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Welcome to ZAH

Welcome to ZAH

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) joins the institutes Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) and Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (ITA). Its spectrum of research and teaching activities ranges from planet formation and galaxy evolution to cosmology and state of the art computer physics in parallel with the development and assembly of instrumentation for telescopes and participation in satellite projects.

ZAH Research Highlights

J. Ward, D. Kruijssen (ZAH/ARI); 23.04.2018

A. Quirrenbach, S. Wagner (ZAH/LSW); 09.04.2018


Heute wurde der erste umfangreiche Gaia-Sternkatalog veröffentlicht. Damit begann eine neue Ära in der Erforschung der Milchstraße. (25.04.2018)

Das Astronomische Rechen-Institut hat die Astronomischen Grundlagen für den Kalender 2020 veröffentlicht. Diese sind eine Grundlage für die Herstellung von Kalendern durch entsprechende Verlage. (29.03.18)

The Amerikan Physical Society (APS) honors Prof. Dr. Matthias Bartelmann as Outstanding Referee for quality, number and timeliness of his reports. (23.02.2018)

Alfred Wegener (1880 -1930) is known for his theory of continental drift. He first studied astronomy and received his PhD in 1905 at ARI in Berlin. In his new book, Roland and Ute Wielen describe how Wegener prepared his dissertation. (22.02.2018)

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Colloquia at ZAH
Jul 23
Nuclear Star Clusters and Black Hole
Mayte Alfaro (MPIA)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg, 12, 106
Jul 24
Models of galaxy formation and evolutions: recent progress and open questions - the view from the GAlaxy Evolution and Assembly (GAEA) model.
Gabriella de Lucia
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, großer Hörsaal
Jul 26
Bekdaulet Shukirgaliyev (ARI)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1

Recent publications
Maffione, Nicolas P.; Gómez, Facundo A. et al. (inc. Springel, Volker; Grand, Robert J. J.)
On the relevance of chaos for halo stars in the solar neighbourhood II
MNRAS 478, 4052(2018)

Arca-Sedda, Manuel; Kocsis, Bence et al.
Gamma-ray and X-ray emission from the Galactic centre: hints on the nuclear star cluster formation history
MNRAS 479, 900(2018)

Dors, O. L.; Agarwal, B. et al. (inc. Rydberg, Claes-Erik)
Nature and chemical abundances of a sample of Lyman-α emitter objects at high redshift
MNRAS 479, 2294(2018)