On the high energy side me and my colleagues are studying the absorption variability of Seyfert Galaxies using X-ray spectroscopy - an useful technique to probe circumnuclear matter temporary obscuring our line of sight towards the bright nucleus harbouring a Super-Massive Black Hole. The figure shown here represents an example Suzaku XIS/HXD spectrum of NGC 3227.
I am furthermore dealing with radio polarimetry techniques probing physical processes in jets of AGN. A long term calibration study of the F-GAMMA (MPIfR & Fermi) blazars with the 100-m Effelsberg Telescope (see figure below) is an equabeuchert-3lly important part of that work as the data analysis of Effelsberg Single Dish as well as interferometry data by TANAMI and MOJAVE. As part of the TANAMI collaboration I am further focusing on the sample sources measured with INTEGRAL. Dealing with X-ray detectors I am working on a telemetry study for the MIRAX/HXI coded mask instrument on board of the Brazilian "Lattes" satellite.
- 06/2013: Poster presentation at the conference "The innermost regions of relativistic jets and their magnetic fields'', Granada, with the title "Single-Dish Radio Polarimetry in the F-GAMMA Program with the Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope
- 06/2013: Talk at the "10th INTEGRAL/BART Workshop'', Karlovy Vary, about "X-ray Variability Study of Polar Scattered Seyfert I Galaxies''
- 10/2012: Workshop on "Polarisation & Active Galactic Nuclei'', Brussels, Belgium
- 09/2012: Talk at the annual ESAC -- trainee meeting about "Spectral Variability in Polar Scattered Seyfert 1 Galaxies''
- 07/2012: ALMA Science Case Workshop, Garching, Germany
- 06/2012: "Black Hole Universe'' conference, Bamberg, Germany
- 2012: 13th Synthesis Imaging Workshop, Socorro, NM, U.S.A.
- 09/2011 - 12/2011: Traineeship at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Madrid, Spain with the topic ``Spectral Variability in Polar Scattered Seyfert 1 Galaxies''
- 2010 - present: Collaboration with the FGAMMA group at the Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany and the Effelsberg 100m Radio Telescope
- 2012-present: Ph.D. student at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
- 2011: M.Sc. at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Thesis: Of Radio-Loud and Radio-Quiet AGN — Single Dish Radio Polarimetry and X-ray Variability Study of Polar Scattered Seyfert I Galaxies)