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 June 28
After completion of an independent review, a new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been announced: 30 March 2021.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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
van Rensburg, C., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 477, p. 3853-3868
Kong, M., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 859, p. 116
Yan, D., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 859, p. 168
Mao, T.-X., et al., 2018, MNRAS, vol. 478, p. L34-L38
Sun, J., et al., 2018, ApJ, vol. 860, p. 172
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Sun Halo over Sweden
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The Sun now
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
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Mauna Kea VLBA antenna (NRAO)
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