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 April 19
Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the second data release of ESA's Gaia mission, an astrometry mission to map more than one billion stars in our Galaxy, the Milky Way.
2018 April 18
Astronomers using ESAs XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find missing matter thought to reside there, but have come up empty-handed so where is it?
2018 April 12
These images from ESAs Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano?
2018 April 11
Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life. Now, ESAs Mars Express is getting a fresh install, delivered across over 150 million km of space.
2018 April 09
The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet.
2018 March 29
A colourful design capturing the essence of ESAs Cheops mission, which will measure the size of planets as they cross in front of their parent stars, has been selected for the rocket carrying the satellite into space.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
Palomar 60-inch SEDM classification of optical transients
James D. Neill et al., 2018 April 19
Discovery of a Probable Nova in M31
K. Hornoch et al., 2018 April 19
First detection of very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from the extreme blazar PGC 2402248 with the MAGIC telescopes
Razmik Mirzoyan et al., 2018 April 19
A New Major NIR Flare of the Blazar GB6J0713+5738
L. Carrasco et al., 2018 April 18
Fermi-LAT Bright Gamma-ray Detection of Nova ASASSN-18fv
P. Jean et al., 2018 April 18
Cantiello, M., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 856, p. 126
Rojas Lobos, P. A., et al., 2018, A&A, vol. 611, p. A39
Socas-Navarro, H., 2018, ApJ, vol. 855, p. 110
Wang-Ji, J., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 855, p. 61
Schaefer, C., et al., 2018, A&A, vol. 611, p. A2
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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