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 June 26
With the help of software that mimics a human brain, ESAs Gaia satellite spotted six stars zipping at high speed from the centre of our Galaxy to its outskirts. This could provide key information about some of the most obscure regions of the Milky Wa...
2017 June 20
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESAs Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.
2017 June 14
Media representatives are invited to a briefing on BepiColombo, ESA and JAXAs joint mission to Mercury, and to view the spacecraft before it leaves for Europes Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch next year.
2017 June 09
A new video, based on measurements by ESAs Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450000 years.
2017 June 08
This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet.
2017 June 01
In ESAs first event of its kind, members of the public have been invited to touch, taste and hear about life in the Universe in an immersive day of activities that are suitable for the sensory impaired.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
Stringent radio constraint on the exceptional super-luminous supernova SN2017egm
Cristina Romero-Canizales et al., 2017 June 27
Nova Oph 2017 (TCP J17394608-2457555) detected at millimeter wavelengths
T. Kaminski & R. Gehrz, 2017 June 27
Classification of ATLAS17gxp/AT2017err with SALT and GREAT : a superluminous type IIn supernova at z = 0.107
T.-W. Chen et al., 2017 June 27
GMRT radio detection of a type II supernova SN 2017eaw
A. J. Nayana et al., 2017 June 27
INTEGRAL detection of re-brightening from GRO J1008-57
V. Sguera et al., 2017 June 26
Perlman, E. S., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 842, p. 126
Dosopoulou, F., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 840, p. 31
Britzen, S., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 601, p. A52
Poggio, E., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 601, p. A115
Inoue, Y., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 840, p. 46
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