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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
23rd September 1 Jakob Walcher (AIP) The GAMACA project: plans to survey M31 with high angular resolution imaging spectroscopy
C: E.Rohr 2 Jan Rybizki Gaia astrometric solutions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
30th September 1 GC retreat No Galaxy Coffee
C: 2 GC retreat No Galaxy Coffee
7th October 1 Po-Feng Wu Towards precision galaxy evolution: comparing IllustrisTNG and LEGA-C survey.
C: M.Fouesneau 2 Corentin Cadiou The causal effect of environment on halo mass and concentration
14th October 1 Saba Etezad Razavi Constraining IGM temperature fluctuations between redshift 3-4 using XQ100
C: S.Rojas-Ruiz 2 Frederick Davies A VLBA Measurement of the Relative Proper Motion of M87 and M84
21st October 1 Kasper Elm Heintz Measuring the HI gas mass of galaxies in the early Universe with gamma-bursts
C: M. Schirmer 2 Francisco Nogueras Lara The innermost regions of the Milky Way. Different formation and stellar population
28th October 1 Jianhui Lian Quantifying radial migration in the Milky Way
C: D.Sotillo Ramos 2 Ignacio Martin-Navarro (IAC) Rejuvenation triggers nuclear activity in nearby galaxies
4th November 1 Regina Sarmiento TBD
C: A.Gallagher 2 Enrico Garaldi TBD
11th November 1 Marcel Neeleman TBD
C: N. Winkel 2 Jakob den Brok TBD
18th November 1 Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury (Yale) TBD
C: J. Gerber 2 Fahad Nasir Physical Characteristics and Dynamics of Ionizing Photon Sinks
25th November 1 Ashley Barnes (Uni Bonn) TBD
C: Z.-L. Xie 2 Thavisha Dharmawardena TBD
2nd December 1 TBD TBD
C: M. Habouzit 2 TBD TBD
9th December 1 Kirsty Butler TBD
C: M. Yardimci 2 Fabian Scheuermann Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function distances for 19 nearby galaxies observed by PHANGS–MUSE
16th December 1 JWST science TBD
C: F. Walter 2 JWST science TBD

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