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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

2021

Date Slot Who What
11th November 1 Marcel Neeleman Kinematics of z~6 quasar host galaxies
C: N. Winkel 2 Jakob den Brok Benchmarking the CO(2-1)/(1-0) Line Ratio Across Nearby Spiral Galaxies
18th November 1 Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury (Yale) On the Dynamics of Dwarf Galaxies and Nuclear Objects in a Fuzzy Dark Matter Halo
C: J. Gerber 2 Fahad Nasir The Evolution of Small Scale Intergalactic Medium after Reionization
25th November 1 Ashley Barnes (Uni Bonn) Under pressure: constraining the dominant pre-SNe feedback mechanisms for several thousand star-forming regions
C: Z.-L. Xie 2 Thavisha Dharmawardena Deriving the 3D structure of the Milky Way: A fast and scalable Gaussian Process applied to nearby star-formation regions.
2nd December 1 Evgeniya Egorova (SAI) Hunt for eXtremely Metal-Poor galaxies in voids
C: M. Habouzit 2 Thomas Williams The Two-Dimensional Metallicity Distribution and Mixing Scales of Nearby Galaxies
9th December 1 Kirsty Butler TBD
C: M. Yardimci 2 Johnathan Henshaw TBD
16th December 1 JWST science TBD
C: F. Walter 2 JWST science TBD
23rd December 1 No Galaxy Coffee TBD
2 Happy Holidays! TBD
30th December 1 No Galaxy Coffee TBD
2 Happy Holidays! TBD

2022

Date Slot Who What
6th January 1 No Galaxy coffee --
2 Happy New Year! --
13th January 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 Sabine Thater (Uni. Vienna) Cross-checking SMBH mass estimates in NGC 6958
20th January 1 Fabian Scheuermann (ARI) Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function distances for 19 nearby galaxies observed by PHANGS–MUSE
C: 2 Melanie Habouzit TBD
27th January 1 Roland Szakacs (ESO) The Distribution of Molecular Gas across Cosmic Time: Bridging Observations and Simulations
C: 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: 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: 2 Sofía Rojas The Network of Colombian Astronomy Students
17th February 1 Anna Sippel TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
24th February 1 Thavisha Dharmawardena TBD
C: 2 Morgan Fouesneau TBD
3rd March 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
10th March 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
17th March 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
24th March 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
31st March 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD

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Upcoming events, including observational deadlines