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 November 16
These striking features on Mars were caused by the planets crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.
2017 November 13
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old.
2017 November 13
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze...
2017 November 06
Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturns ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new study finds, working in favour of the moon as a potentially hab...
2017 November 02
ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite.
2017 October 30
ESA and NASA space telescopes have revealed that, unlike Earths polar lights, the intense auroras seen at Jupiters poles unexpectedly behave independently of one another.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
MASTER-OAFA: new OT
V. Shumkov et al., 2017 November 19
Fermi-LAT Detection of an Unusual Hard Spectrum and Enhanced Gamma-ray Emission from the FSRQ PKS 0131-522
Roopesh Ojha et al., 2017 November 19
Spectroscopic confirmation and photometry of the He/N novae M31N 2017-11d and M31N 2017-11e
S. Fabrika et al., 2017 November 18
MASTER: blazars flares and OTs
V. Shumkov et al., 2017 November 18
MAXI/GSC detection of a soft X-ray transient MAXI J1630-276
H. Negoro et al., 2017 November 18
Prokhorov, D. A., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 471, p. 3036-3042
Webb, J. J., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 471, p. 3845-3855
Lacombe, C., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 848, p. 45
Jithesh, V., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 849, p. 121
Allen, C., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 471, p. 2117-2123
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars
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German translation of the APOD
The Sun now
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
List of Webcams