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Welcome

on 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.

Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet
2018 February 08

The Red Planets low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESAs Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Suns radiation may play a surprising role in...

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ESA creates quietest place in space
2018 February 05

Imagine a packed party: music is blaring and you can feel the bass vibrate in your chest, lights are flashing, balloons are falling from the ceiling and the air is filled with hundreds of separate conversations. At the same time your cell phone is vib...

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Stellar winds behaving unexpectedly
2018 February 02

ESAs XMM-Newton has spotted surprising changes in the powerful streams of gas from two massive stars, suggesting that colliding stellar winds dont behave as expected.

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LISA Pathfinder wins American Astronautical Society award
2018 January 24

ESAs LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society.

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Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder
2018 January 18

A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESAs Mars Express mission.

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Rosetta and Planck honoured in annual Royal Astronomical Society awards
2018 January 12

ESAs Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to the Rosetta mission, while the Planck mission has been honoured with the Group Achievement Award for their e...

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Identification of AX J1620.1- 5002 with MAXI J1621-501
Nicholas Gorgone et al., 2018 February 18

Spectral classification of nuclear transient OGLE18be as SN Ia at z=0.151
M. Gromadzki et al., 2018 February 18

ePESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients
K. W. Smith et al., 2018 February 17

Errata to ATel# 11312
L. Carrasco et al., 2018 February 17

X-ray Flare from Galactic Center Detected by Swift
Mark Reynolds et al., 2018 February 17

Recent Publications

Predicting Hα emission-line galaxy counts for future galaxy redshift surveys
Merson, A., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 474, p. 177-196
First light - II. Emission line extinction, population III stars, and X-ray binaries
Barrow, K. S. S., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 474, p. 2617-2634
Global enhancement and structure formation of the magnetic field in spiral galaxies
Khoperskov, S. A., et al., 2018, A&A, vol. 609, p. A104

Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
Sun Halo over Sweden
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German translation of the APOD

The Sun now

latest EIT 304
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
© SOHO (ESA & NASA)

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