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 March 20
The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESAs fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028.
2018 March 16
ESA is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking, FRS, cosmologist and one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of black holes, on 14 March at the age of 76.
2018 March 09
Europes first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.
2018 March 05
ESAs Integral space observatory has witnessed a rare event: the moment that winds emitted by a swollen red giant star revived its slow-spinning companion, the core of a dead star, bringing it back to life in a flash of X-rays.
2018 March 01
New images and video from ESAs Mars Express show Phobos and Deimos drifting in front of Saturn and background stars, revealing more about the positioning and surfaces of the Red Planets mysterious moons.
2018 February 21
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESAs ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.
The Astronomer’s Telegram
ASASSN-18gb: Spectroscopic confirmation as a nova eruption in NGC 3109
M. J. Darnley et al., 2018 March 23
Optical Flaring of the quasar 3C279
S. Jorstad et al., 2018 March 23
ASASSN-18gb: Discovery of A Probable Nova in NGC 3109
J. Brimacombe et al., 2018 March 23
Swift follow-up of ASSASN-18fs
A. S. Parikh et al., 2018 March 23
High-resolution spectroscopic observations of ASASSN-18fv
L. Izzo et al., 2018 March 23
Wen, Z. L., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 475, p. 343-352
Zhang, B., 2018, ApJL, vol. 854, p. L21
Valiante, R., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 474, p. 3825-3834
Hirano, S., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 855, p. 17
Biddle, L. I., et al., 2018, ApJL, vol. 853, p. L34
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