website of Matthias Bissinger (né Kühnel)


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.

Schiaparelli landing investigation completed
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.

read more
Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale
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...

read more
Exoplanet mission gets ticket to ride
2017 April 06

A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europes spaceport in Kourou will boost ESAs upcoming exoplanet satellite into space.

read more
Crater triplets
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.

read more
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen
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.

read more
Before and after: unique changes spotted on Rosetta’s comet
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.

read more

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Star Cluster, Spiral Galaxy, Supernova
Thumbnail created by the
German translation of the APOD

The Sun now

latest EIT 304
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304

Random Webcam

Mauna Kea VLBA antenna
Mauna Kea VLBA antenna (NRAO)

List of Webcams


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid CSS!

designed by myself
view background image