• "Eta-Catarina-Nebula"

Michael Kreter

Email: mkreter@astro.uni-wuerzburg.de

Phone: +49931/3181869

Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are among the best candidates for the recently detected extraterrestrial neutrino flux. Hadronic AGN jet emission models predict a tight correlation between the neutrino flux and the time-variable gamma-ray emission. At the same time, the atmospheric background (noise) signal, which often dominates in neutrino-astronomical observations, can be substantially reduced by rejecting long-lasting periods of low flux. For these reasons, short high-amplitude gamma-ray flares, as often observed in blazars, can be used to substantially increase the sensitivity of neutrino telescopes in point-source searches. We develop a strategy to search for TeV neutrinos from flaring blazar jets from the TANAMI sample using the ANTARES telescope and Fermi gamma-ray light curves.

Conferences/Summer Schools:

  • 2015: MANTS Meeting Amsterdam, participant
  • 2015: DPG Frühjahrstagung Wuppertal, participant
  • 2014: Astroparticle school in Bärnfels, organized by ECAP


  • 2015: Teaching Assistant Space Physics
  • 2012 - 2015: Supervisor (fundamental lab course)
  • 09/2013 - 02/2014: Teaching Assistant Modern Physics I 

  • 2015 - present: PhD in Physics, University of Wuerzburg
  • 2013 - 2015: M. Sc. in Physics, University of Wuerzburg
  • 2009 - 2013: B. Sc. in Physics, University of Wuerzburg