My research work focuses on the spectral analysis of X-ray and Gamma-ray characteristics of extragalactic jets and, in particular, of blazars. Especially the emission in the high-energy regime as well as issues like variability challenge the creation of a common picture.
For my project I am using observations of Swift/BAT, Fermi and INTEGRAL in the high energy domain to study larger radio-selected samples of blazars as well as single sources. I am also interested in current issues of unification schemes of this AGN type like the blazar sequence.
- Regular working visits at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
- 2012 - present: Teaching assistant for Introduction into Astronomy and the Astronomy lab course at the University of Wuerzburg
- 2013: Swift Planning Science Meeting, State College, PA
- 2013: IMPRS Summerschool, Heidelberg
- 2012: Black Hole Universe Conference, Bamberg
- 2009: Practical course in programming and particle physics at CERN in Geneva
- 2005 - present: Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
- 2013 - present: Ph.D. student, University of Wuerzburg
- 2013: Diploma in Physics, University of Wuerzburg, 2013 (Thesis:X-ray Properties Of Radio Selected AGN)
- 2013 - present: DFG Graduate School GRK1147 scholarship