website of Matthias Bissinger (né Kühnel)


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.

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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GŁnther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science
2017 December 14

The Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Gnther Hasinger as the next Director of Science. He will succeed Alvaro Gimnez, who has served in the position since 2011.

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Mars upside down
2017 December 14

Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by ESAs Mars Express, the Red Planet is seen with north at the bottom, and the equator at the top.

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Fracture swarms on Mars
2017 November 16

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planets crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.

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Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
2017 November 13

What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old.

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Extended Optical Flaring of the Blazars 3C 279 and Mark 421
C. S.Turner et al., 2018 January 22

A NIR FLARE of the Blazar NVSSJ020344+304238
L. Carrasco et al., 2018 January 22

Recurrent nova M31N 2008-12a: The 2017-eruption X-ray turn-off seen by Swift/XRT
M. Henze et al., 2018 January 22

Spectroscopic Classification of SN 2018if as a Broadlined Type Ic Supernova
Jujia Zhang et al., 2018 January 22

Radio Observations of Nova Muscae 2018
S. D. Ryder et al., 2018 January 21

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