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India visit of Prof. Matthias Bartelmann (Astrophysics, Heidelberg University)
Following an invitation from the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA) in New Delhi, Prof. Bartelmann has come to India for a visit to New Delhi and Bangalore.  

At New Delhi, he held a public lecture, hosted at the Goethe-Institute/ Max Mueller Bhavan (MMB) entitled “Understanding the Cosmos. An Endeavour without Borders”  (January 28th, 6.30 pm). The lecture was the fourth one of the DWIH Joint Lecture Series “Humboldts Erben” (Humboldt’s Heirs) that is co-organised by several consortium partners, including HCSA, DFG, DAAD, and the current one also by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MGP), and MMB.   
The lecture gave a comprehensive analysis of the fundamental changes that have taken place in astronomy and astro-physics, expanding the notion of Humboldt’s of Kosmos. It was well attended by a scholars and students, and followed by a lively question-and-answer session, as well a reception.  

Later on, Prof. Bartelmann also visited the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) at Bangalore, where he gave a lecture about his current research focus “The internal structure of galaxy cluster”. There, the audience largely comprised of colleagues and Ph.D. students. Again, there were lively and highly scholarly debates.  
Prof. Matthias Bartelmann from Heidelberg  University is a renowned Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University. He has joined Heidelberg University in 2003, after having been a Post-Doc at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, as well as a senior researcher at MPI for Astrophysics, Garching.

Posted on 03 Feb 2014
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