Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
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

Ludwig-Biermann-Förderpreis der Astronomischen Gesellschaft für Diederik Kruijssen (ZAH/ARI)

Dr. Kruijssen überzeugte durch seine Arbeiten zur Entstehung von Sternen und Sternhaufen, die insbesondere in Forschungen zur Galaxienentwicklung breite Anwendung finden. (06.09.2017)

A Trace of Galaxies at the Heart of a Gigantic Galaxy Cluster

The unexpected discovery of numerous ultra-diffuse galaxies is both remarkable and puzzling (22.08.2017)

Comprehensive simulation of the gas motion in the centre of the Milky Way

Heidelberg and Oxford researchers use comprehensive model to simulate gas motion in the central region of our galaxy. (13.07.2017)

Supermassive stars as seeds of supermassive black holes

Collapsing supermassive stars turned out to be possible seed grains of gigantic black holes in the hearts of Quasars. Lionel Haemmerle and Ralf Klessen (ZAH/ITA) are part of the science team which run the break-through simulations. (02.07.2017)

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Colloquia at ZAH
Oct 09
Rings in protoplanetary disks: planets or ring instabilities?
Cornelis Dullemond (ZAH/ITA)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, 106
Oct 16
Jonas Frings (MPIA)
ITA "blackboard" Colloquium
Philosophenweg 12, 106
Oct 19
Diederik Kruijssen's group (ARI)
ARI Institute Kolloquium
ARI Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1

List of all Physics & Astronomy talks and seminars in Heidelberg

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Recent publications
Cai, Maxwell Xu; Kouwenhoven, M. B. N. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Stability of multiplanetary systems in star clusters
MNRAS 470, 4337(2017)

Arca-Sedda, M.; Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R.
The MEGaN project - I. Missing formation of massive nuclear clusters and tidal disruption events by star clusters-massive black hole interactions
MNRAS 471, 478(2017)

Gandolfi, Davide; Barragán, Oscar et al. (inc. Brems, Stefan S.)
The Transiting Multi-planet System HD 3167: A 5.7 M Super-Earth and an 8.3 M Mini-Neptune
AJ 154, 123(2017)