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.

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)
2018 March 16

ESA is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking, FRS, cosmologist and one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of black holes, on 14 March at the age of 76.

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BepiColombo gets green light for launch site
2018 March 09

Europes first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.

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Donor star breathes life into zombie companion
2018 March 05

ESAs Integral space observatory has witnessed a rare event: the moment that winds emitted by a swollen red giant star revived its slow-spinning companion, the core of a dead star, bringing it back to life in a flash of X-rays.

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Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings
2018 March 01

New images and video from ESAs Mars Express show Phobos and Deimos drifting in front of Saturn and background stars, revealing more about the positioning and surfaces of the Red Planets mysterious moons.

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Surfing complete
2018 February 21

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESAs ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.

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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...

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

FRB180301: Xinglong GWAC_F60 optical upper limit
Liping Xin et al., 2018 March 17

Red sub-second optical flaring in MAXI J1820+070 observed by ULTRACAM/NTT
Poshak Gandhi et al., 2018 March 17

VERITAS discovery of VHE emission from the FRI radio galaxy 3C 264
Reshmi Mukherjee for the VERITAS Collaboration, 2018 March 17

Swift and VLT observations of the supernova OGLE18act = AT2018act
K. Sokolovsky et al., 2018 March 16

VLT, SALT and Swift observations confirm the blazar nature of OGLE18wc = AT2018wc
K. Sokolovsky et al., 2018 March 16

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sun Halo over Sweden
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German translation of the APOD

The Sun now

latest EIT 304
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304

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Mauna Kea VLBA antenna
Mauna Kea VLBA antenna (NRAO)

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