This is the homepage of Thomas Dauser
I work at the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory in Bamberg. It exists since 1889 thanks to Karl Remeis testament, in which he wrote that all his money was to be spent for building an observatory in Bamberg. Since then it was used for astronomical research. In 1962 the Remeis observatory was incorporated in the University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
My main field of interest is X-ray astronomy. Therein the main focus of my research lies on analyzing relativstic reflection features that are seen in accreting black hole systems. A major part of this work is dedicated to provide an improved model for these relativstic features. The RELLINE model code predicts single broad emission lines and also includes a relativstic smearing kernel (RELCONV). Most recently, the RELXILL model was published, predicting the complete relativstic reflection from in ionized accretion disk by combining RELLINE with the reflection code XILLVER. More details on these models can be found here.