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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.

New launch date for James Webb Space Telescope
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.

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Interstellar asteroid is really a comet
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.

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Complex organics bubble from the depths of ocean-world Enceladus
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.

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Rosetta image archive complete
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...

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XMM-Newton finds missing intergalactic material
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...

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Star shredded by rare breed of black hole
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.

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

AT2018cow: Continued ATCA monitoring
Dougal Dobie et al., 2018 July 17

ZTF Bright Transient Survey classifications
Y. Sharma et al., 2018 July 16

Spectroscopic Classification of Six Supernovae
P. Blanchard et al., 2018 July 16

Continuing spectroscopic monitoring of Nova Sct 2018
Paolo Bernardi et al., 2018 July 16

Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with the Lick Shane telescope
M. R. Siebert et al., 2018 July 15

Recent Publications

Spatially dependent modelling of pulsar wind nebula G0.9+0.1
van Rensburg, C., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 477, p. 3853-3868
The Black Hole Masses and Eddington Ratios of Type 2 Quasars
Kong, M., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 859, p. 116
A Method for Locating a High-energy Dissipation Region in a Blazar
Yan, D., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 859, p. 168
Cloud-scale Molecular Gas Properties in 15 Nearby Galaxies
Sun, J., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 860, p. 172

Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
Sun Halo over Sweden
Thumbnail created by the
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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Mauna Kea VLBA antenna
Mauna Kea VLBA antenna (NRAO)
© NRAO

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