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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

ZAH premises are open to all members and associates of the university. In case of further questions blease get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/09/16)



The group led by Dr Andreas Sander will specialize on stellar atmospheres and mass loss from hot massive stars. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a 1.9 million Euro grant under the Emmy Noether program. (2021/08/01)

On July 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. Norbert Christlieb started his 3-year term as managing director of the ZAH. He is the successor of Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond. (2021/07/01)

Black holes at the center of large galaxies influence star formation in their satellite galaxies. A research group including Dylan Nelson (ZAH/ITA) published this impressive result in NATURE. (2021/06/14)

Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel has been elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of her scientific achievements. (2021/06/13)

Wuji Wang (ZAH/ARI) is the first Heidelberg doctoral student to receive observation time at the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). (2021/04/20)

Detecting gravitational redshift was i.a. made possible by simulations carried out by Hans-Günter Ludwig ZAH/LSW) and helped filtering disturbing effects of the bubbling sun surface on absorption lines used to measure the effect. (2021/03/24)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Sep 24
15:00
TBD
Saskia Hekker (HITS)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Sep 24
15:00
TBD
Saskia Hekker (HITS)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Sep 24
15:00
TBD
Saskia Hekker (HITS)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

Recent publications
10/2021
Shao, Shi; Cautun, Marius et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Reina-Campos, Marta)
The survival of globular clusters in a cuspy Fornax
MNRAS 507, 2339(2021)

10/2021
Tacchella, Sandro; Diemer, Benedikt et al. (inc. Nelson, Dylan)
Erratum: Morphology and star formation in IllustrisTNG: the build-up of spheroids and discs
MNRAS 506, 4800(2021)

10/2021
Byrohl, Chris; Nelson, Dylan et al.
The physical origins and dominant emission mechanisms of Lyman alpha haloes: results from the TNG50 simulation in comparison to MUSE observations
MNRAS 506, 5129(2021)