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Dr Anastasia Fialkov from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (UK) receives a guest professorship as part of the Excellence Strategy of Heidelberg University. Dr Fialkov is an expert in 21cm cosmology and reionisation. (2020/07/24)

Interconnected Gas Flows Show how Star-Forming Gas Accumulates in Galaxies. (2020/07/06)

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)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Aug 07
Near-field cosmology with the rapid neutron-capture process
Alexander Ji (Carnegie)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
via zoom,
Aug 28
Asmita Bhandare (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Sep 04
Sascha Quanz (ETH)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
Gill, Samuel; Wheatley, Peter J. et al. (inc. Pinto, Marcelo Tala)
NGTS-11 b (TOI-1847 b): A Transiting Warm Saturn Recovered from a TESS Single-transit Event
ApJ 898, L11(2020)

Bluhm, P.; Luque, R. et al. (inc. Reffert, S.; Kemmer, J.; Kaminski, A.; Stock, S.; Quirrenbach, A.)
Precise mass and radius of a transiting super-Earth planet orbiting the M dwarf TOI-1235: a planet in the radius gap?
A&A 639, A132(2020)

Steinmetz, Matthias; Guiglion, Guillaume et al. (inc. Sysoliatina, Kseniia; Just, Andreas; Grebel, Eva K.)
The Sixth Data Release of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE). II. Stellar Atmospheric Parameters, Chemical Abundances, and Distances
AJ 160, 83(2020)