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 June 28
After completion of an independent review, a new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been announced: 30 March 2021.
2018 June 27
An object from another star system that made a brief appearance in our skies guised as an asteroid turns out to be a tiny interstellar comet.
2018 June 27
Data from the international Cassini spacecraft have revealed complex organic molecules originating from Saturns icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea that this ocean-world hosts conditions suitable for life.
2018 June 21
All high-resolution images and the underpinning data from Rosettas pioneering mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are now available in ESAs archives, with the last release including the iconic images of finding lander Philae, and Rosettas fi...
2018 June 20
After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using ESAs XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos, closing a puzzling gap in the overall budget of normal matter i...
2018 June 18
ESAs XMM-Newton observatory has discovered the best-ever candidate for a very rare and elusive type of cosmic phenomenon: a medium-weight black hole in the process of tearing apart and feasting on a nearby star.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
Discovery of a Probable Nova in M31
K. Hornoch et al., 2018 July 15
Polarimetric monitoring of the MAXI J1820+070 in optical and near-infrared wavelengths
Yamanaka et al., 2018 July 15
Fermi-LAT detection of renewed gamma-ray activity from the FSRQ PKS 0035-252
R. Angioni et al., 2018 July 14
ASAS-SN Confirmation of a Bright and Possible High-Magnification Microlensing Event
Subo Dong et al., 2018 July 14
Erratum to ATel 11851: FRB 180714, corrected detection time
S. Oslowski et al., 2018 July 14
Levrier, F., et al., 2018, A&A, vol. 614, p. A124
She, R., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 859, p. 152
Chae, K.-H., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 860, p. 81
Kuo, C. Y., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 859, p. 172
Shultz, M., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 478, p. L39-L43
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