Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium

The Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium this winter semester takes place on Tuesdays at 16:15h at the old Physics Building at the Philosophenweg 12. Please note the new earlier starting time! The colloquium is organized jointly by the six astronomical institutes in Heidelberg. These are Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), Institut für theoretische Astrophysik (ITA), Landessternwarte (LSW), Max-Planck Institute für Astronomie (MPIA), Max-Planck Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).

There is a special HJAC youtube channel you can visit. This will always feature the most recent talks plus all previous ones. There is a possibility to subscribe to this channel. The filming and video-editing is done at the moment by Sarah Leslie. In case of questions or complaints, the final responsibility for the current semester goes to R. Klessen.

Program of the summer term 2017:

25 April 2017Björn Malte SchäferZentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (DE)Intrinsically aligned galaxies in weak lensing data local speaker movie
2 May 2017Andreas QuirrenbachZentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (DE)CARMENES: Searching for blue planets orbiting red stars local speaker movie
9 May 2017Selma de MinkUniv. of Amsterdam (NL)On the rare stellar marriages that live happily ever after to eventually merge as binary black holesKruijssenmovie
16 May 2017Genevieve ParmentierZentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (DE)Volume-density-driven star formation in the Galaxy local speaker movie
23 May 2017Steve ShoreUniversity of Pisa (I) Comic test ban violators: classical novae across the spectrum Sormanimovie
30 May 2017Kevin HengUniversity of Bern (CH)Exoplanetary atmospheresHomeiermovie
6 June 2017Dominik SchwarzUniversität Bielefeld (De) Do we understand the cosmic dipole? Bartelmann
13 June 2017Michele CappellariUniversity of Oxford (UK)Studying galaxies in three dimensionsPasqualimovie
20 June 2017Isabelle BaraffeUniversity of Exeter (UK) On the front of exoplanet modelling Röpkemovie
27 June 2017Annalisa PillipichMPI für Astronomie, Heidelberg (De)IllustrisTNG: The new frontier to understand the co-evolution of dark-matter and galaxies with cosmological simulations of structure formation local speaker
4 July 2017Joss Bland-HawthornUniversity of Sydney (Australia)The archaeology of large-scale structureTuffsmovie
11 July 2017Sadegh KhochfarUniversity of Edinburgh (UK)The first billion years of galaxy evolutionKlessenmovie
18 July 2017James OsborneUniversity of Durham (UK)Characterising atmospheric turbulence for advanced optical astronomical observationsHarrismovie
25 July 2017John MagorrianUniversity of Oxford (UK)The centre of M31Sormani

Program of the winter term 2016/17:

25 Oct 2016Ellen ZweibelUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)Cosmic ray feedback: Written on the windPfrommermovie
8 Nov 2016Hendrik Hildebrandt Argelander Institut, Bonn (DE) Weak gravitational lensing by large-scale structureBartelmannmovie
15 Nov 2016Steve Longmore John Moores University, Liverpool (UK) The Galactic Centre: a template for understanding star formation and feedback in a high-pressure environmentKruijssenmovie
22 Nov 2016Misato FukagawaNatl. Astron Observatory of Japan, Osawa (Japan)Unveiling the structure of planet-forming disksDullemondmovie
29 Nov 2016Simon AlbrechtAarhus University (DK)Exoplanets@SAC: System architectures of exoplanet systemsReffertmovie
6 Dec 2016Ian SmailDurham University (UK) ALMA studies of dust-obscured starbursts in the distant UniverseWaltermovie
13 Dec 2016Jochen WellerLMU, München (DE)Cosmology with clusters of galaxiesSchäfermovie
20 Dec 2016Stefan JordanZentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (DE)Physik und Astronomie in Entenhausen (in German) local speaker no movie
10 Jan 2017Linda TacconiMPE, Garching (DE)Molecular gas, star formation and galaxy dynamics from z~2.5 - 0Bigielmovie
17 Jan 2017Else StarkenburgAIP, Potsdam (DE)Galactic archaeology to its limitsLindmovie
24 Jan 2017Sherry SuyuMPA, Garching (DE)Shedding light on the dark cosmos through gravitational lensingBartelmannmovie
31 Jan 2017Adrianne SlyzUniversity of Oxford (UK)From gas to stars in galaxiesSpringelmovie
7 Feb 2017Ulrich BastianZentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (DE)Gaia 1992-2017: Twenty-five years of kinks & bends - and always uphill local speaker movie

The members of the HJAC selection committee are Ralf Klessen, Markus Kromer, Hans-Günter Ludwig, Klaus Meisenheimer, Nadine Neumayer, Robert Schmidt,and Richard Tuffs. For questions or suggestions contact Ralf Klessen.

The HePhySTO web site is the central database of astronomy and physics related colloquia and seminars.

Information about previous colloquia and pointers to the corresponding youtube movies are found at the following links:
Summer Semester 2016 to Winter Semester 2012/13
Summer Semester 2012
Winter Semester 2011/12
Summer Semester 2012
Winter Semester 2011/12
Summer Semester 2012
Winter Semester 2011/12