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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
May 28
Modeling supermassive Black Holes in hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation
Sebastian Bustamante (HITS)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg, 12, 106
May 29
The Planck view at the magnetized dusty interstellar medium
Francois Boulanger (Université Paris-Sud, France)
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, großer Hörsaal
Jun 04
The expansion of ionisation fronts and what it means for star formation
Sam Geen (ZAH/ITA)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg, 12, 106

Recent publications
Nordlund, Åke; Ramsey, Jon P. et al. (inc. Küffmeier, Michael)
DISPATCH: a numerical simulation framework for the exa-scale era - I. Fundamentals
MNRAS 477, 624(2018)

Ahn, Christopher P.; Seth, Anil C. et al. (inc. Frank, Matthias)
The Black Hole in the Most Massive Ultracompact Dwarf Galaxy M59-UCD3
ApJ 858, 102(2018)

Arca-Sedda, Manuel; Gualandris, Alessia
Gravitational wave sources from inspiralling globular clusters in the Galactic Centre and similar environments
MNRAS 477, 4423(2018)