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Galaxy Coffee is the informal seminar of the "Galaxies & Cosmology" Department at the MPIA. It is held each Thursday every week at 11:00 am in the Seminar room on the third floor at the MPIA.

Currently, Galaxy Coffee is held via zoom. If you would like to participate, please contact the organisers for the zoom link.

Please contact any of the organizers if you would like to volunteer for the free slots available:

Galaxy Coffee rules:

  • keep the talk brief - as a guideline, focus on one punchline.
  • make sure to introduce the topic for the "general" audience, i.e. students and people not working in the field.
  • we encourage black board presentations, but slides are also welcome.
  • talk time: 10 - 15 minutes.
  • discussion time: 5 - 10 minutes (during or after the talk).
  • total time per slot must not exceed 25 minutes.
  • including some buffer for announcements and general discussions ('I always wondered if / how / why XYZ works' et al.), total Galaxy Coffee time is ~ 60 minutes.

List of previous talks


Date Slot Who What
4th March 1 Knud Jahnke & Eduardo Banados How to write a more successful observing proposal
C:N.Neumayer 2 - -
11th March 1 Nico Winkel The Imprint of Cosmic Web Quenching on Central Galaxies
C:V.Fürnkranz 2 Sustainability group MPIA travel analysis 2018-2020
18th March 1 Christoph Engler The abundance of satellites around Milky Way- and M31-like galaxies with TNG50
C:X.Nhut Truong 2 Meghan Hughes (Liverpool) What to expect when using globular clusters as tracers of the total mass distribution in Milky Way-mass galaxies
25th March 1 Zdenek Prudil (ARI) The Orphan stream in 7D using RR Lyrae stars
C:M.Gent 2 Adriano Poci (Macquarie University) The Fornax3D project: Assembly histories of lenticular galaxies from a combined dynamical and population orbital analysis
1st April 1 Coryn Bailer-Jones Lost in Space? Relativistic interstellar navigation by the stars - https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.10389
C:T.Williams 2 Lorenzo Posti (Strasbourg) Where feedback fails: clues from the dynamics of massive galaxies - https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.05099 and https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.11282
8th April 1 Teresa Antoja (Barcelona) Gaia Early Data Release 3: The Galactic anticentre - https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.05811
C:M.Häberle 2 Paul McMillan (Lund Observatory) Gaia EDR3: the kinematics of the LMC and the vertical velocities of the outer Milky Way disc
15th April 1 Matus Rybak (Technical University Delft) Full of Orions? ~100-pc scale mapping of ISM thermodynamics in high-redshift starbursts
C:J.-U. Pott 2 Peter Mitchell (Leiden University) How gas flows shape the stellar-halo mass relation in the EAGLE simulation
22nd April 1 Jacob Isbell A Subarcsecond Atlas of Local AGN in the L- and M-bands - https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.07006
C:M.Xiang 2 Jan Rybizki Empirical selection function of the Gaia radial velocity sample
29th April 1 Sophia Stuber Frequency and nature of central molecular outflows in nearby star-forming disk galaxies
C:J.Isbell 2 Begoña García-Conde Navarro (Madrid) Phase spirals in cosmological simulations of Milky Way-size galaxies
6th May 1 Gabriela Calistro-Rivera (ESO) Evidence for dusty winds as the origin of QSO reddening - https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.02610
C:E.Zari 2 Ismael Pessa Star formation scaling relations at ~100 pc from PHANGS
13th May 1 No Galaxy Coffee ---
C: 2 Public Holiday ---
20th May 1 Hans-Walter Rix The Role of Selection Functions in Modelling Astronomical Data
C:M.Kaasinen 2 Tobias Buck (AIP) The impact of CRs on Milky Way like galaxies
27th May 1 TBD TBD
C:H.W. Rix 2 MPIA sustainability group An assessment of MPIA’s computing-related carbon footprint
3rd June 1 No Galaxy Coffee ---
C: 2 Public Holiday ---
10th June 1 Gustavo Medina (ARI) A census of Cepheids in open clusters in the era of Gaia
C: 2 Ignacio Martín-Navarro (IAC) TBD
17th June 1 Lucas Valenzuela (USM) The Yin and Yang of Globular Cluster formation: Insights from an empirical mode - https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.09172
24th June 1 Melanie Kaasinen How the CMB affects measurements of CO and [C I] Line Emission at High Redshift
C: 2 Rhea-Silvia Remus (USM) The young and the wild: What happens to protoclusters forming at z=4
1st July 1 TBD TBD

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