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Covid-19 related situation at ZAH

Operations at ZAH premises are still restricted and buildings are closed for the general public. Please contact individuals via Phone or Email listed HERE or get in contact with our Central Institute Management. For university related news see HERE. (2021/07/01)



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)

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)

The new super-Earth named Gliese 486b with a planetary atmosphere will help testing methods of studying exoplanet atmospheres. The CARMENES instrument, partly constructed and operated by LSW, was decisively involved. (2021/03/05)

A team led by C. Federrath (ANU) and R. Klessen (ZAH) has carried out the highest-resolution simulations to date to study the transition from turbulence in the supersonic and subsonic range in interstellar gas. (2021/01/11)

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Astro & Physics talks

Heidelberg Physics Seminar and Talks Organizer (HePhysTo)

Colloquia at ZAH
Jul 30
15:00
tbd
Stephan Stock (LSW)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Jul 30
15:00
Picture a Scientist
Movie Screening (MPIA)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)
Aug 06
15:00
The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Disentangling planet signals and astrophysical noise
Stephan Stock (LSW)
Königstuhl Kolloquium
ia zoom link. Please contact organisers if you need the zoom information.,

Recent publications
8/2021
Kelley, Michael S. P.; Farnham, Tony L. et al. (inc. Hundertmark, M.)
Six Outbursts of Comet 46P/Wirtanen
PSJ 2, 131(2021)

8/2021
Athanasiadis, Tilemachos M.; Berezina, Marina et al.
A search for pulsar companions around low-mass white dwarfs
MNRAS 505, 4981(2021)

9/2021
Barna, Barnabas; Pereira, Talytha et al. (inc. Kromer, Markus)
ASASSN-14lp: two possible solutions for the observed ultraviolet suppression
MNRAS 506, 415(2021)