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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.

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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From horizon to horizon: Celebrating 15 years of Mars Express
2018 June 01

Fifteen years ago, ESAs Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface.

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Red Planet rover set for extreme environment workout
2018 May 29

Arepresentative model of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars in 2021 is beginning a demanding test campaign that will ensure it can survive the rigours of launch and landing, as well as operations under the environmental conditions of Mars....

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A space ant fires its lasers
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...

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Call for media: Meet Europe’s exoplanet satellite Cheops
2018 May 14

*Please note this event has been postponed until October. Revised details will be provided nearer the time*

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

A new outburst from the Rapid Burster
A. Bahramian et al., 2018 June 21

ZTF Bright Transient Survey classifications
Y. Sharma et al., 2018 June 21

ZTF Bright Transient Survey classifications
M. L. Graham et al., 2018 June 21

AT2018cow: archival radio upper limits
Dillon Dong et al., 2018 June 20

KAIT and GRANDMA further follow-up of AT2018cow/ATLAS18qqn
W. Zheng et al., 2018 June 20

Recent Publications

The contribution of faint AGNs to the ionizing background at z 4
Grazian, A., et al., 2018, A&A, vol. 613, p. A44

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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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
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