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

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)

Red Dots: Search for Terrestrial Planets continues!

The Pale Red Dot campaign launched a further initiative to search for Earth-like planets around closest stars to our Sun. Yiannis Tsapras (ZAH/ARI) is part of the team. (19.06.2017)

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Simon Glover neuer außerplanmäßiger Professor am ZAH

Die Universität Heidelberg hat Dr. Simon Glover am 29. Mai 2017 zum außerplanmäßigen Professor (apl. Prof.) ernannt. (01.06.2017)

Zdenek Prudil joined Hector Fellow Academy as PhD-student

Zdenek Prudil joined the Hector Fellow Academy for his outstanding research proposal. At ARI he will i.a. work on RR Lyrae stars as tracers of substructure under supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Eva Grebel. (01.04.2017)

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