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.
2018 February 08
The Red Planets low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESAs Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Suns radiation may play a surprising role in...
2018 February 05
Imagine a packed party: music is blaring and you can feel the bass vibrate in your chest, lights are flashing, balloons are falling from the ceiling and the air is filled with hundreds of separate conversations. At the same time your cell phone is vib...
2018 February 02
ESAs XMM-Newton has spotted surprising changes in the powerful streams of gas from two massive stars, suggesting that colliding stellar winds dont behave as expected.
2018 January 24
ESAs LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society.
2018 January 18
A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESAs Mars Express mission.
2018 January 12
ESAs Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to the Rosetta mission, while the Planck mission has been honoured with the Group Achievement Award for their e...
The Astronomer’s Telegram
NICER follow-up observations of the magnetar 1E 1048.1-5937
T. Guver et al., 2018 February 21
MAXI J1813-095: Swift detection and localization
J. A. Kennea et al., 2018 February 21
Independent Discovery of an Apparent Nova in M81
K. Hornoch et al., 2018 February 20
Mass-loss rate constraints on the Type Ia SN 2018pv from e-MERLIN observations
M. Perez-Torres et al., 2018 February 20
MAXI/GSC detection of a new X-ray transient MAXI J1813-095
T. Kawase et al., 2018 February 20
Davenport, J. R. A., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 853, p. 130
Amani, R., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 853, p. 188
Gatuzz, E., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 474, p. 696-711
Haworth, T. J., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 473, p. 317-327
Conlon, J. P., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 473, p. 4932-4936
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Sun Halo over Sweden
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Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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