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The large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is the largest satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The LMC is home to many interesting objects such as SN1987A or the nebula 30 Doradus. Also known as the Tarantula nebula, 30 Doradus is an emission nebula and one of the largest and most active...

Category: Interviews, News

Master student Katrin Berger works with NuSTAR data of the high-mass X-ray binary 4U 0115+63 and studies the light curve and the spectrum of this system, in which the compact object is an accreting neutron star. She is a part of the Remeis family since 2018, when she started working on...

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The first black hole ever discovered in our Galaxy is part of the high-mass X-ray binary Cygnus X-1. This system consist of two components, the blue giant star HD 226868 and a black hole. Previously, the distance was thought to be around 6100 lightyears, which indicated that the black hole...

Category: Interviews, News

Meet Theresa Heindl, Bachelor student of Prof. Manami Sasaki. She studied the Canis Major region for her thesis, and has also become quite involved with our Imaging team at the Observatory.

Category: Interviews, News

The last episode in 2020 of #WhoIsDrRemeis introduces our PhD student Andrea Gokus. She works with multi-wavelength data of blazars, which are a specific kind of active galaxies. In her interview, she talks about what these sources are, why she has not one, but two PhD advisors, and what she...

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This year the Christmas lecture of the Physics department cannot take place, but we can share the recording of our Christmas lecture, which took place in 2016. Enjoy this fun video (in German!), in which we investigate the myth of the star of Betlehem, from your homes 🙂

Category: Interviews, News

This month’s #WhoIsDrRemeis episode introduces PhD student Dominic Bernreuther, who works on extended Galactic structures in the group of Prof. Manami Sasaki. Using Machine Learning, he is writing a software to find these structures automatically. At the Remeis Observatory, he is part of the S...

Category: Interviews, News

Simon Kreuzer is a PhD candidate in the group of Prof. Ulrich Heber and works, among other things, on so-called hypervelocity stars. What those are and what else he is interested in, you can find out in our new #WhoIsDrRemeis Interview.