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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
1st July 1 Tobias Buck (AIP) The impact of CRs on Milky Way like galaxies
C: S.Bosman 2 Lachlan Lancaster (Princeton) A Fractal Model for Turbulent Stellar Wind Bubbles
8th July 1 Sara Rezaei Kh. What have we learned from the EAS "welfare and mental health" session
C: L.Boogaard 2 Andrea Maccio Galaxies without dark matter
15th July 1 Lukas Eisert Inferring the assembly and merger histories of galaxies with the IllustrisTNG simulations and machine learning
C: S.Nitschai 2 Thavisha Dharmawardena MPIA wellbeing working group (re-)introduction
22nd July 1 Francesca Pinna Resolved kinematics of nuclear star clusters link their formation and growth with the evolution of their hosts
C: E.Schinnerer 2 Antonello Calabro (Rome) Galaxy assembly at high redshift as probed by VANDELS - https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.06615
29th July 1 Joanna Piotrowska (Cambridge) TBD
C: F.Pinna 2 Gandhali Joshi TBD
5th August 1 Carina Fian (Tel Aviv) Revealing the Structure of the Lensed Quasar Q0957+561
C:I. Pessa 2 TBD TBD
12th August 1 TBD TBD
C:T.Dharmawardena 2 TBD TBD
19th August 1 Andreas Koch-Hansen (ARI) NGC 1261: A globular cluster from the Gaia-Enceladus Event
C:E.Rohr 2 Sofía Rojas Radio Jet Interactions in the Interstellar Medium of an Extreme Radio-loud Quasar in the first Gyr of the Universe
26th August 1 summer break TBD
C: 2 summer break TBD
2nd September 1 summer break TBD
C: 2 summer break TBD
9th September 1 summer break TBD
C: 2 summer break TBD
16th September 1 TBD TBD
C: M. Donnari 2 TBD TBD
23rd September 1 Fabian Walter Breakthrough Starshot: Challenges

in the auditorium

2 Fabian Walter Breakthrough Starshot: Challenges
30th September 1 No Galaxy Coffee ---
C: 2 GC retreat ---

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