Upcoming colloquia

2016-12-12 11:15
Special Colloquium
Speaker: Themiya Nanayakkara (Swinburne University)
Title: In-situ IMF at z~2
Seminar room of the ARI

2016-12-15 11:15
ARI Institute Colloquium
Speaker: David Valls-Gabaud (Observatoire de Paris)
Title: The MESSIER satellite: lifting the veil on the ultra-low surface brightness universe
Seminar room of the ARI

2016-12-22 11:15
ARI Institute Colloquium
Speaker: Joachim Wambsganss (ARI)
Title: tbd
Seminar room of the ARI

Recent publications

Smith, A.M.S., Gandolfi, D., ...
K2-99: a subgiant hosting a transiting warm Jupiter in an eccentric orbit and a long-period companion
MNRAS 464, 2708 (2017)

Barragán, O., Grziwa, S., Gandolfi, D., ...
EPIC 211391664b: A 32 M ⊕ Neptune-size Planet in a 10 Day Orbit Transiting an F8 Star
AJ 152, 193(2016)

Emonts, B. H. C., Lehnert, M. D., ..., Ceverino, D., ...
Molecular gas in the halo fuels the growth of a massive cluster galaxy at high redshift
Sci 354, 1128(2016)

Zentrum für Astronomie

Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) is the largest university astronomy group within Germany. The ZAH was established in 2005 by joining the former state institutes Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) and Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) with the Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (ITA) of Heidelberg University. [more]


Among most highly cited researchers 2016 worldwide: Volker Springel

Highly Cited Researchers 2016 represents the world’s most cited scientific minds. In the category "Space Science", Prof. Volker Springel (HITS and ZAH/ARI) earned this distinction and was the third time after 2014 ranked among the top 1% most cited for their subject field. (22.11.2016)

Joachim Wambsganß erhält Georg-Kerschensteiner-Preis für Vermittlung von Physik

Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß wird mit dem Georg-Kerschensteiner-Preis 2017 für Beiträge zur Didaktik und Schulphysik ausgezeichnet. Der stellvertretende Direktor des Zentrums für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) erhält die Auszeichnung der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG) für sein Multimedia-Projekt „Universum für alle“. (22.11.2016)

Best Global Universities Ranking: Astronomy of Heidelberg University ranked No. 1 among German Universities

According to the recently published ranking of the American magazine U.S. News & World Report, the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) is No.1 among German universities. Heidelberg University overall ranked second in Germany, after Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. All in all, Heidelberg University did very well: In nine academic disciplines, Heidelberg University was listed among the top three in Germany. Evaluation criteria include research reputation and publications, a total of twelve variously weighted indicators are used to generate the ranking. (01.11.2016)

Gravitation waves arise earlier than expected

An international team of astronomers with Heidelberg participation simulates the appearance of gravitational waves after the collision of two galaxies. Obvioulsy, the merging of their central black holes occures 100 times more quickly than previously assumed. (07.10.2016)

New Gliese Fellow 2016: Dr. Markus Kromer

Dr. Markus Kromer has taken up his new position as the Gliese Fellow 2016 at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) of the ZAH and at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). (01.10.2016)

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