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 May 16
A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESAs Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at i...
2018 May 14
*Please note this event has been postponed until October. Revised details will be provided nearer the time*
2018 May 11
The spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury have arrived safely at Europes Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, marking the start of six months of preparation to ready the craft for launch.
2018 May 10
The ESA Planck team has been honoured with the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize for its mission mapping the cosmic microwave background relic radiation from the Big Bang that is still observable today.
2018 May 07
A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESAs fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a pla...
2018 April 26
ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
Spectroscopic classification of SN 2018brz as a type Ia supernova before maximum
Lluis Galbany et al., 2018 May 19
Spectroscopic Classification of Gaia18beg/SN 2018bgv as a Low-z SLSN-I by NUTS (NOT Un-biased Transient Survey)
Subo Dong et al., 2018 May 19
Discovery of 11 ASAS-SN Supernovae
J. Brimacombe et al., 2018 May 18
Re-brightening of the black hole candidate MAXI J1535-571 as it transitioned back to the soft state
A. S. Parikh et al., 2018 May 18
Spectroscopic classification of SN 2018bsn as a type Ia supernova before the maximum
Jujia Zhang et al., 2018 May 18
Hamilton, J. R., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 476, p. 2931-2937
Novacescu, J., et al., 2018, ApJS, vol. 236, p. 20
Abramson, L. E., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 858, p. 40
Saxena, A., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 475, p. 5041-5058
Dobie, D., et al., 2018, ApJL, vol. 858, p. L15
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Sun Halo over Sweden
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German translation of the APOD
The Sun now
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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