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.

Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet
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...

read more
ESA creates quietest place in space
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...

read more
Stellar winds behaving unexpectedly
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.

read more
LISA Pathfinder wins American Astronautical Society award
2018 January 24

ESAs LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society.

read more
Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder
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.

read more
Rosetta and Planck honoured in annual Royal Astronomical Society awards
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...

read more

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

Recent Publications

The GALEX View of {\ldquo}Boyajian{ squo}s Star{ dquo} (KIC 8462852)
Davenport, J. R. A., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 853, p. 130
Radiation-pressure-driven sub-Keplerian rotation of the disc around the AGB star L2 Pup
Haworth, T. J., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 473, p. 317-327
Projected bounds on ALPs from Athena
Conlon, J. P., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 473, p. 4932-4936

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sun Halo over Sweden
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

Nordic Optical Telescope
Nordic Optical Telescope
© Nordic Optical Telescope Scientific Association

List of Webcams


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid CSS!

designed by myself
view background image