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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 on the third floor at the MPIA.

Currently, we run Galaxy Coffee in hybrid mode in the auditorium/Hörsaal, under 2G rules*.

Up to 75 people can attend in person. We strongly encourage all in the audience to wear a mask to help make this a safe environment for all attending (while infection rates are high).

If you would like to participate via zoom, 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
20th April 1 Thales Gutcke (IfA, Hawaii) Nucleated dwarf galaxies - a formation scenario?
C: Xiangyu Zhang 2 Eric Rohr (MPIA) Jellyfish galaxies with IllustrisTNG: when, where, and for how long does RPS of cold gas occur?
27th April 1 Ryan Rickards Vaught Investigating Multi-Ion HII Region Electron Temperatures with Keck-KCWI and VLT-MUSE
C: C.Clontz 2 Karin Sandstrom New Insights into Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from PHANGS-JWST
4th May 1 Nadiia Pulatova What excites the optical emission in X-ray-selected galaxies?
C: Prakash Gaikwad 2 Benedetta Spina Why dwarf galaxies (don’t) quench?
11th May 1 no Galaxy Coffee
C: 2 GC Retreat
18th May 1 no Galaxy Coffee
C: 2 public holiday
25th May 1 Reza Ayromlou Feedback Reshapes the Baryon Distribution within Haloes, in Halo Outskirts, and Beyond: The Closure Radius from Dwarfs to Massive Clusters
C: A. Dimoff 2 Masafusa Onoue High-z Low-Luminosity Quasar Studies with JWST: First Results
1st June 1 Madelyn Lucey Dynamically Constraining the Length of the Milky Way's Bar
C: M. Habouzit 2 Kareem El-Badry The Fastest Star in the Galaxy
8th June 1 no Galaxy Coffee
C: 2 public holiday
15th June 1 Zhang-Liang Xie Do Radio Jets Aim at Us?: Discern Blazar Morphology in VLA Sky Survey
C: Ravi Pratap Dubey 2
22nd June 1 Bhargav Vaidya (IIT Indore) TBD
C: S. Hannon 2 Soumavo Ghosh Can (stellar) bars form in hot thick discs? (https://arxiv.org/abs/2210.14244)
29th June 1 Yun-Hsin Hsu TBD
C: L. Eisert 2 Andrea Maccio TBD
6th July 1 Hao He TBD
C: S. Jamal 2 Chris Wolf TBD
13th July 1 Vedant Chandra TBD
C: V. Fürnkranz 2 Rahul Ramesh (ITA) The CGM of TNG50 MW-like galaxies
20th July 1 Joe Lewis TBD
C: 2 Sofía Rojas TBD
27th July 1
C: 2
3rd August 1
C: 2
10th August 1
C: 2
17th August 1
C: 2
24th August 1
C: 2
31st August 1 Olga Borodina (CfA Harvard & Smithsonian) The Role of Active Galactic Nuclei in Galaxy Evolution: How do jets propagate through the Interstellar Medium?
C: 2
7th September 1
C: 2
14th September 1
C: 2
21st September 1
C: 2
28th September 1
C: 2

Coffee Queue

Silvia Martocchia (ARI)

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