Dwarf Galaxy Research Group

Thorsten Lisker   –   ZAH

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Group Members

Thorsten Lisker University lecturer

+49 (0)6221 54-1857

Weberstr. 13, room E-02

Carolin Wittmann PhD student

Ultra-compact and ultra-diffuse stellar systems in nearby galaxy clusters: tidal stripping origin?

+49 (0)6221 54-1839

Library, room 1-02
Josefina Michea PhD student

Probing the assembly history of galaxy clusters with dwarf galaxies

+49 (0)6221 54-1866

Weberstr. 13, room K-10
Linda Urich MSc student

How relevant was environmental influence for the enrichment history of early-type dwarf galaxies?

+49 (0)6221 54-1866

Weberstr. 13, room K-10
Christoph Engler MSc student


+49 (0)6221 54-1866

Weberstr. 13, room K-10

Former Members

Emelie Breunig Intern

05/2016 - 09/2016
Liyualem Ambachew Tilahun Research assistant
(wissenschaftl. Hilfskraft)

03/2016 - 08/2016
Daniel Györi BSc student
02/2015 - 08/2016
Jonas Becker BSc student
02/2015 - 07/2016
Daniel Bialas PhD student
07/2012 - 10/2014
Stefan Lieder Diploma & PhD student
09/2010 - 06/2014
Karina Voggel Master student
09/2012 - 08/2013
afterwards PhD student at ESO,
now postdoc at University of Utah
Joachim Janz Diploma & PhD student (joint w/ U. Oulu)
03/2008 - 05/2013
afterwards postdoc at U. Oulu,
now postdoc at Swinburne University
Hagen T. Meyer PhD student
05/2008 - 03/2013
now school teacher
Philip Saur Diploma student/
Student assistant

09/2011 - 05/2013
K.S. Alexander Hansson PhD student
09/2008 - 03/2012
now at Orexplore, Stockholm
Sanjaya Paudel PhD student / Postdoc
01/2008 - 10/2011
afterwards postdoc at CEA Saclay,
now postdoc at KASI
Isabel Franco PhD student / Postdoc
03/2009 - 08/2011
Johanna Götz High school student

10/2010 - 11/2010
Gabriela Calistro Project internship

05/2010 - 10/2010
Thomas Beisitzer Bachelor student
03/2010 - 07/2010
Vanessa Böhm Project internship

03/2010 - 05/2010
Selina Helmbold Summer student

Florian Reinhart High school student
Thomas Gerner Summer student

03/2009 - 06/2009
Oliver Hielscher Diploma student
06/2008 - 06/2009
Robert Brunngräber High school student

How to reach us

The Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) is located in Heidelberg's quarter Neuenheim north of the Neckar river. See its location on Google Maps here, which also shows the nearby tram and bus stops. The formal address is Mönchhofstraße 12-14, but its main entrance is around the corner in Werderstraße, and it consists of several buildings, shown on this map. Both seminar rooms are in the main building ("Neubau"). For the main seminar room, go up one floor from the main entrance and walk to the end of the hallway. For the basement seminar/meeting room, go down one floor from the main entrance and walk along the hallway; the room is on the right. Please contact me beforehand in case disabled access is required.

Thorsten Lisker's office is in the building in Weberstraße 13, first room on the right. Since this building does not look like an institute and often confuses guests who are searching for it, here is a picture:

Heidelberg is located 80km south of Frankfurt airport. We recommend this shuttle bus, which brings you to the Crown Plaza Heidelberg City Centre, close to tram stop "Seegarten". Alternatively, the TLS transfer service picks you up at the terminal you arrive and brings you to your desired destination (hotel or institute). If you prefer to go by train, you can find the train schedule here.

Here you can find a city map and further information about Heidelberg.
This is the public transport map for Heidelberg, and you can check the schedule here.
(Make sure to enter the address or name of the stop and the word Heidelberg, as this service extends to several cities.)

The ARI is about 15 minutes walking from Bismarckplatz, which is the western end of the city centre and main street, and is also a public transport hub.
From Bismarckplatz or Universitätsplatz, the ARI can be reached with bus #31, stop "Mönchhofschule" (shown with the "H" sign here). The direction of the bus is "Neuenheim, Chirurgische Klinik". From Bismarckplatz, you can alternatively take tram lines #5 and #23 to stop "Kussmaulstraße", then walk 5 minutes westward along Weberstraße (you would come from the top right on this map). This is also convenient if you want to go directly to T. Lisker's office.
From Hauptbahnhof (central station), the ARI can be reached with tram #5 (direction "Weinheim" or "Schriesheim", not direction Mannheim), exit at stop "Kussmaulstraße" as described above. Note that tram #5 is doing a big loop course. Depending on the specific vehicle, on the mood of the driver, or on the moon phase, the tram display sometimes lists all stops along its course, which would include "Mannheim" because it gets there eventually. The important thing is that "Weinheim" or "Schriesheim" need to come before "Mannheim", i.e. be listed on top of it, then you're going in the right direction.

Note that public transport tickets have to be bought from the machines at the bus/tram stops, and have to be validated inside the buses/trams. Tickets are not sold from the drivers anymore. Single tickets are 2.50 EUR; if you buy 5 of them at once ("Mehrfahrtenkarte") they are a bit cheaper. Day tickets are 6.50 EUR, i.e. only good if you do 3+ trips on a day.