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 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.
2017 March 21
Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.
2017 March 16
Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESAs Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer Juice from the drawing board and i...
2017 March 16
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.
2017 March 02
ESAs Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
Swift/XRT spectral analysis of MAXI J1807+132: possibility of a faint low mass X-ray binary
M. Shidatsu et al., 2017 March 29
MAXI J1807+132: GTC spectroscopy reveals a LMXB-like optical spectrum.
T. Munoz-Darias et al., 2017 March 28
About DR UMa or the CRTS transient CSS110402:135906+554432
Lampens et al., 2017 March 28
Asiago spectroscopic classification of 2 supernova candidates
L. Tomasella et al., 2017 March 28
FLOYDS Classification of DLT17ah/AT 2017ckg as a Young Type II Supernova
G. Hosseinzadeh et al., 2017 March 28
Baldi, M., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 465, p. 653-666
Mulcahy, D. D., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 600, p. A6
Roberts, L. F., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 464, p. 3907-3919
Huang, S. Y., et al., 2017, ApJL, vol. 837, p. L31
Litke, K. C., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 837, p. 111
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Nebula with Laser Beams
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