Welcomeon 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.
2017 August 15
Ten spacecraft, from ESAs Venus Express to NASAs Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
2017 August 10
An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions.
2017 August 01
Scientists using the ESA/NASA SOHO solar observatory have found long-sought gravity modes of seismic vibration that imply the Suns core is rotating four times faster than its surface.
2017 July 26
The international Cassini-Huygens mission has made a surprising detection of a molecule that is instrumental in the production of complex organics within the hazy atmosphere of Saturns moon Titan.
2017 July 13
A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESAs Mars Express.
2017 July 06
ESAs Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
DAO Spectroscopic classification of SN 2017gav = ASASSN-17kt
D. D. Balam et al., 2017 August 17
IGR J17329-2731: Swift/XRT localization and characterization
E. Bozzo et al., 2017 August 16
IGR J17329-2731: a new X-ray transient discovered by INTEGRAL
A. Postel et al., 2017 August 15
ASAS-SN V-band Light Curve of Multi-Planet M-dwarf Host YZ Cet Reveals a Rotation Period of 68 Days
T. Jayasinghe et al., 2017 August 15
Swift, Loiano and LCOGT observations of ASASSN-17gs/AT2017egv (Fermi J1544-0649) - awakening of a dormant high-energy peaked blazar?
K. Sokolovsky et al., 2017 August 15
Lee, M. G., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 844, p. 157
Mou, G., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 844, p. 30
Zaprudin, B., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 604, p. A3
Raithel, C. A., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 844, p. 156
An, D., et al., 2017, ApJL, vol. 843, p. L36
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Charon Flyover from New Horizons
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German translation of the APOD
The Sun now
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
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