Sala 60 12:15 
Seminarium Instytutu

David Blaschke (IFT)

The German Centre of Astrophysics in Görlitz

On Thursday, 29.09.2022, the German Minister of Education and Research has announcedthat the German Center for Astrophysics (DZA) will be built in Görlitz with more than 1.1 billionEuros by 2038. Close cooperation with the University of Wroclaw as an academic partnerinstitution with training and research in astrophysics is planned. Around 1,000 employees, 350 of whom are scientists, will work at the large research center. They evaluate the data from astronomical observatories from all over the world and develop new, efficient digital processes for this. Their marketing brings new jobs to the region.The German federal government and the state governments of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt want to use the new center to accelerate structural change in the region, which was originally dominated by lignite mining. I will give an overview on the DZA project and its possible relationships to the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Wroclaw.
Zoom Meeting

Presentation (pdf)