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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.

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, (few) 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 January 1 No Galaxy Coffee Happy New Year
C: 2 No Galaxy Coffee Happy New Year
11th January 1 Julia Bodensteiner (ESO) Hunting for post-interaction binaries in young clusters with MUSE
C: A. Pillepich 2 Maximilian Haeberle Conclusive evidence for an intermediate-mass black hole in Omega Centauri by fast-moving stars
18th January 1 Anna de Graaff Uncovering early galaxy dynamics and assembly with JWST/NIRSpec
C: S.Belladitta 2 Kathrin Lehle (ITA) Cool-Core Demographics Unveiled: Insights From TNG-Cluster
25th January 1 Eric Rohr (MPIA) The case for the existence and detectability of the satellite circumgalactic media in TNG-Cluster
C: T.Kalda 2 Irene Shivaei Evolution of dust emission and dust mass with gas metallicity since cosmic noon
1st February 1 Melanie Habouzit JWST: First look at the puzzling population of high-redshift AGN
C: L.Boogaard 2 Coryn Bailer-Jones Using proper motions to help infer distances in Gaia
8th February 1 Guillaume Guiglion TBD
C: M.Kuhlberg 2 Silvia Teresa Guida Photometric Redshift with SED fitting and Random Forest
15th February 1 Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA) The SDSS-V Survey: up and running
C: S. Ghosh 2 Pranav Kukreti (ARI/ZAH) Gas and life-cycle of radio galaxies
22nd February 1 Sophia Stuber Diving into the dense gas in the Whirlpool (Galaxy)
C: N.Pulatova 2 Annalisa Pillepich From TNG-Cluster to XRISM: understanding the kinematics of the core of Perseus-like clusters
29th February 1 Jake Bennett (Harvard) The growth and impact of gargantuan black holes in the early Universe
C: U.Chadayammuri 2 Kirill Shiianov (Capgemini Engineering) TBD
7th March 1 Tom Herbst LVM telescope
C: E.Schinnerer 2 Kathryn Kreckel (ARI/MPIA) LVM survey and early science results
14th March 1 Marine Prunier (U Montreal) X-ray cavities from AGN feedback: a comparative analysis between observations and TNG-Cluster
C: J.Mueller-Horn 2 Harley Katz (Oxford) TBD
21st March 1 Stefano Rinaldi (ITA and U Padova) Evolution of the black hole mass function with redshift
C: J.Davies 2 TBD TBD
28th March 1 Shy Genel (CCA) Suppression of cosmic variance in zoom-in simulations allows a wide exploration of variations on the IllustrisTNG model
C: M.S.Nitschai 2 TBD TBD
4th April 1 TBD TBD
C: A.Ravishankar 2 TBD TBD
11th April 1 TBD TBD
C: M. Schirmer 2 TBD TBD
18th April 1 TBD TBD
C: U.Dudzeviciute 2 TBD TBD
25th April 1 TBD TBD
C: E.Rohr 2 TBD TBD
2nd May 1 TBD TBD
C: A.Dumont 2 TBD TBD
9th May 1 No Galaxy Coffee public holiday
C: 2 No Galaxy Coffee Ascension Day
16th May 1 TBD TBD
C: L.R.Seeburger 2 TBD TBD
23rd May 1 TBD TBD
C: P. Gaikwad 2 TBD TBD
30th May 1 No Galaxy Coffee public holiday
C: 2 No Galaxy Coffee Corpus Christi
6th June 1 TBD TBD
C: Y.M. Sharma 2 TBD TBD
13th June 1 TBD TBD
C: F.Walter 2 TBD TBD
20th June 1 TBD TBD
C: S. Ghosh 2 TBD TBD
27th June 1 TBD TBD
C: N.Storm 2 TBD TBD

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Upcoming events, including observational deadlines