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 May 24
The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.
2017 April 25
After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international CassiniHuygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into...
2017 April 06
A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europes spaceport in Kourou will boost ESAs upcoming exoplanet satellite into space.
2017 April 06
At first glance this scene may seem nothing out of the ordinary, but the large elongated crater marks the imprint of an impacting body that may have broken into three before it hit Mars.
2017 March 28
Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planets early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.
2017 March 21
Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs, rolling boulders and moving material burying some features on the comets surface while exhuming others are among the remarkable changes documented during Rosettas mission.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
ASASSN-17gr: Discovery of A Probable Supernova in CGCG 079-058
G. Bock et al., 2017 May 25
Radio Non-Detection of the New Swift Bulge Survey Transient, Swift J175233.9-290952
A. J. Tetarenko et al., 2017 May 24
e-MERLIN 5GHz observations of SN2017eaw in NGC6946
Megan Argo et al., 2017 May 24
Optical and near-IR spectroscopy of nova Oph 2017 (TCP J17394608-2457555)
Ashish Raj et al., 2017 May 24
Variability from 1SXPS J1742150-291453: a very nearby X-ray source?
Thomas J. Maccarone et al., 2017 May 23
Wong, O. I., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 466, p. 574-580
Hahn, C., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 841, p. 6
Dou, L., et al., 2017, ApJL, vol. 841, p. L8
Sipilä, O., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 601, p. A113
Gómez-Ruiz, A. I., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 467, p. L61-L65
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Star Cluster, Spiral Galaxy, Supernova
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The Sun now
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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Mauna Kea VLBA antenna (NRAO)
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