UZH Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology


Bottom row: Jaiyul Yoo, Lucio Mayer, Elena Gavagnin, Valentina Tamburello, Aleksandra Sokolowska, Sarah Nickerson, Simon Grimm, Natalie Tkachenko, Raymond Angelil; middle row: Michael Butler, Prasenjit Saha, Michael Rieder, Volker Hoffmann, Davide Fiacconi, Suzanne Wilde, ?, George Lake, Regina Schmid, Romain Teyssier; top row: Rok Roskar, Jurg Diemand, Jae-Min Lee, Manuel Rabold, Thomas Peters, Christian Reinhardt, Doug Potter, Joachim Stadel, Valentin Perret. (9th of April, 2014)



20. Aug. 2015

Rocky Earth-like planets are thought to be the end result of a vast number of gravitational interactions and collisions between smaller bodies. 
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The History of the Universe in 24 hours with Ben Moore


Winners of the ICS Image Competition

Michael Rieder and Michael Bulter tied for first place with the two beautiful images above.
See all of the images submitted in our gallery.


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Upcoming Events

Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
Takes place most Fridays during term. Check the schedule here.

ICS video competition
- Deadline 30th April 2016.

Past Events

07.03.2016 - Inaugural Lecture Prof Lucio Mayer
"Unveiling the origin and lives of supermassive black holes; beacons of galaxy formation & messenger" Video link.

16.03.2015 - Inaugural lecture: Romain Teyssier
"Computing the Universe"

Mini Symposium
Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology

3 - 4 Feb 2015

SF2 Radio: Wissenschaftsmagazin - Das erste Leben.
Professor Ben Moore speaks about the origin of life.
16.08.2014, Radio SRF 2 Kultur
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Science & Fiction – Openair Literature Festival Zürich
17 July, 2014
"Dreams of Aliens", with Professor Ben Moore und Science Fiction writers Fabienne Hadorn und Rahel Hubacher.
Live sound from IOKOI.
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Good Sense and Dominant Ideology in Galaxy and Planet Formation and Evolution
6 - 11 July 2014, at Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona, Switzerland

Exascale Computing in Astrophysics 
8 - 13 September 2013, Ascona, Switzerland

Perturbative approaches to redshift space distortions
11 - 13 July 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

30 June - July 5 July 2013, Ascona, Switzerland