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Welcome to MPIA Galaxy Coffee Wiki!

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
6th January 1 No Galaxy coffee --
2 Happy New Year! --
13th January 1 Karina Voggel (Strasbourg) The direct dynamical detection of the closest SMBH pair
C: B. Zhang 2 TBD TBD
20th January 1 Fabian Scheuermann (ARI) Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function distances for 19 galaxies observed by PHANGS–MUSE
C: R. Harris 2 Melanie Habouzit The origins of massive black holes
27th January 1 Roland Szakacs (ESO) The Distribution of Molecular Gas across Cosmic Time: Bridging Observations and Simulations
C: Z. Zhong 2 Wuji Wang (ARI) Spatially mapping the metal-enriched absorbing CGM of a massive galaxy at z~4.5
3rd February 1 Resilience & Stress Management and

Workplace Culture & Environment Working Groups

Imposter Syndrom Workshop
C: B. Husemann 2 Resilience & Stress Management and

Workplace Culture & Environment Working Groups

Imposter Syndrom Workshop
10th February 1 Sofía Rojas The Network of Colombian Astronomy Students
C: I. Andika 2 Sofía Rojas The Network of Colombian Astronomy Students
17th February 1 Anna Sippel TBD
C: Y. Khusanova 2 Prakash Gaikwad Measuring thermal state of the intergalactic medium during hydrogen (5<z<6) and helium (2<z<4) reionization
24th February 1 Thavisha Dharmawardena TBD
C: A.Böcker 2 Morgan Fouesneau TBD
3rd March 1 Soumavo Ghosh Fate of stellar bars in minor merger of galaxies - https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.04942
C: J. Lewis 2 Johan Comparat (MPE) The eROSITA Final Equatorial Depth Survey (eFEDS): X-ray emission around star-forming and quiescent galaxies at 0.05<z<0.3 -


10th March 1 TBD TBD
C: E. Banados Torres 2 TBD TBD
17th March 1 TBD TBD
C: F. Bosco 2 TBD TBD
24th March 1 Sabine Thater (Uni. Vienna) Cross-checking SMBH mass estimates in NGC 6958
C: J. Lian 2 TBD TBD
31st March 1 TBD TBD
C: L. Eisert 2 TBD TBD

Coffee Queue

Upcoming events, including observational deadlines