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website of Matthias Bissinger (né Kühnel)

Welcome

on my webpage! I'm a astrophysicist and currently employed as a PostDoc at the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory Bamberg, which is part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics.
My main research concentrates on the data analysis of accreting neutron stars in X-ray binaries. In particular, I'm studying the evolution of these systems with time and mass accretion rate. Such analyses allow to determine the orbits of the binaries and improve our understanding of relativistic plasmas in strong magnetic and gravitational fields. Furthermore, I'm involved in the development of software for data analysis and in various web projects. See research and about me for more details. Informations about how to contact me are listed on the legal page.

ESA Space Science News

These news are a copy of the ESA space science news, for which I thank ESA for authorization. To read the full articles please visit the linked webpage.

Artificial brain helps Gaia catch speeding stars
2017 June 26

With the help of software that mimics a human brain, ESAs Gaia satellite spotted six stars zipping at high speed from the centre of our Galaxy to its outskirts. This could provide key information about some of the most obscure regions of the Milky Wa...

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Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
2017 June 20

The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESAs Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.

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Call for media: Last chance to view ESA’s Mercury Explorer BepiColombo
2017 June 14

Media representatives are invited to a briefing on BepiColombo, ESA and JAXAs joint mission to Mercury, and to view the spacecraft before it leaves for Europes Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch next year.

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The future of the Orion constellation
2017 June 09

A new video, based on measurements by ESAs Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450000 years.

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Window to a watery past on Mars
2017 June 08

This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet.

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More to planets than meets the eye
2017 June 01

In ESAs first event of its kind, members of the public have been invited to touch, taste and hear about life in the Universe in an immersive day of activities that are suitable for the sensory impaired.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
Composite Messier 20 and 21
Thumbnail created by the
German translation of the APOD

The Sun now

latest EIT 304
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
© SOHO (ESA & NASA)

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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
© ESO

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