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 July 13
A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESAs Mars Express.
2017 July 06
ESAs Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.
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.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
ASASSN1: Bright Comet Discovered by the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae
JJ. L. Prieto et al., 2017 July 25
Spectroscopic confirmation of PNV J00431504+4120506 as a classical nova
E. A. Barsukova et al., 2017 July 25
MAXI/GSC detects a softening of the X-ray transient GRO J1716-249
S. Nakahira et al., 2017 July 25
Spectroscopic classification of SN 2017faa by NUTS (NOT Un-biased Transient Survey)
A. Somero et al., 2017 July 24
Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with the Lick Shane telescope
D. A. Coulter et al., 2017 July 23
Vernet, J., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 602, p. L6
Mizuno, T., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 841, p. 104
Penn, J., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 842, p. 101
Khabarova, O. V., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 843, p. 4
Johnson, T. L., et al., 2017, ApJL, vol. 843, p. L21
Astronomy Picture of the Day
The Milky Way over Monument Valley
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German translation of the APOD
The Sun now
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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Nordic Optical Telescope
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