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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, under 2G rules*.

Up to 50 people can attend in person. We ask everyone (except the speakers during the talk) to wear a mask.

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, 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

2022

Date Slot Who What
19th Mai 1 Silvia Bonoli (DIPC) The J-PAS survey: looking at the sky in 56 colors
C: M. Neeleman 2 Jianhui Lian The Milky Way structure probed by APOGEE survey
26th Mai 1 No Galaxy Coffee Public Holiday
C: 2 No Galaxy Coffee Public Holiday
2nd June 1 Ling Zhu (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory) Environmental effects on the assembly of dynamically cold disks in Fornax cluster galaxies
C: F. Nogueras-Lara 2 Francisco Aros (Indiana University) Revealing the mass-to-light ratio of globular clusters from their kinematics
9th June 1 Michael Maseda (U Wisconsin-Madison) Ubiquitous [OII] emission in z~0.8 quiescent galaxies
C: A.Hughes 2 Soumavo Gosh Age dissection of the spiral-driven vertical breathing motions in Milky Way-like galaxies - https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.02343
16th June 1 No Galaxy Coffee Public Holiday
C: 2 No Galaxy Coffee Public Holiday
23rd June 1 Bhargav Vaidya (Indian Institute of Technology) Unravelling the role of shock acceleration in peculiar radio galaxies - https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.01347
C: E. Banados 2 Adam Leroy (OSU) Molecular Cloud Populations in the Context of Their Host Galaxy Environments - https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.07055
30th June 1 Gregory Green Deep Potential - recovering the gravitational potential from stellar phase-space measurements
C: J. Isbell 2 Kareem El-Badry Binaries galore with Gaia DR3
7th July 1 Thomas Connor (JPL) TBD
C: 2 Chris Hayward (CCA) TBD
14th July 1 Francesca Fragkoudi TBD
C: 2 Michael Backer (UNAM - Namibia) TBD
21st July 1 Olga Borodina On the Tremaine-Weinberg method: how much can we trust gas tracers to measure pattern speeds?
C: 2 Hans-Walter Rix TBD
28th July 1 Christopher Clark (STScI) Dramatic Evolution in the Dusty ISM Across the Local Group
C: 2 David Hogg TBD
4th August 1 Yana Khusanova The [CII] and FIR properties of z > 6 radio-loud quasars
C: 2 TBD TBD
11th August 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
18th August 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
25th August 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
1st September 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
8th September 1 Verena Fürnkranz TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
15th September 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
22nd September 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
29th September 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
6th October 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
13th October 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
20th October 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
27th October 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
3rd November 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
10th November 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
17th November 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
24th November 1 Richard de Grijs (Macquarie) On the cosmological distance scale
C: 2 TBD TBD
1st December 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
8th December 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
15th December 1 TBD TBD
C: 2 TBD TBD
22nd December 1 No Galaxy Coffee Happy Holidays
C: 2 No Galaxy Coffee Happy Holidays

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