Dr. Mirko Krumpe

Research Interests:

  • What does the Universe look like in X-rays?
  • How do supermassive black holes in the center of Galaxies change over time?
  • How are supermassive black holes distributed in the Universe?
  • What do we learn about supermassive black holes if we observe them in different wavelength ranges?

Briefly about me:

Since 2015, I have been consistently acquiring my own research grants (DFG+DLR) to fund my research projects at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). Previously, I was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and a fellow at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching. My initial research as a postdoc was conducted at the University of California, San Diego. I received my PhD degree at the University of Potsdam and studied physics both there and at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

X-ray Astronomy
Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: SH/229
Phone: +49 331 7499 334
mkrumpenothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam

Team Members: Changing-state AGN

Over the last few years, I raised several soft money funds to establish my own research team at the AIP. We are conducting research aimed at understanding an extraordinary subpopulation of supermassive black holes: changing-state/changing-look AGN. This particular subject is generating rapidly growing interest in the research community:

Name Position Research Project Funding agency
Dr. Mirko Krumpe Postdoc Search for significantly changing AGN with eROSITA DFG/3 years
Dr. David Homan Postdoc Follow-up observations of significantly changing AGN with XMM-Newton DLR/3 years
M. Sc. Roisín Brogan PhD Student Studies of the changing-look AGN Mrk 1018 with XMM-Newton and Hubble DLR/3 years
M. Sc. Dusán Tubín Arenas PhD Student Confirming SMBH binaries with XMM-Newton DLR/3 years
Sabina Bahic Master Student/Student Research Assistant Statistical studies of changing-state AGN with eROSITA
Nico Manthey Master Student/Student Research Assistant Image classification with machine learning techniques and automatic web searches
Silvia Carolina Rueda Vargas Master Student Properties of the X-ray absorber in type II AGN
Dominic Taylor Visiting Master Student Search for changing-state AGN with XMM-Newton

Beside my astrophysical research, I am actively engaged in the public outreach activities of our institute and in educating the next generation of scientists. You will most likely meet me when I am giving a tour over our campus or leading a public observation on one of our impressive historical telescopes. These events are not to be missed!

More recently, I have had the pleasure of supervising a large number of high school students. I take a great interest in inspiring the younger generation to get involved with astrophysics astrophysics and the fascinating research projects we are doing at the institute. I have also been involved in science communication work; trying to explain newsworthy and complex astrophysical processes in an accessible manner in numerous radio interviews and newspaper articles.

Publications

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Zeltyn, G., ... Homan, D., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2022
The Astrophysical Journal, 939, 1, L16; published November 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Liu, C., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2022
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 261, 2, 24; published August 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Boller, T., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A8; published May 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Liu, T., ... Krumpe, M., Lamer, G., ... Urrutia, T., Schwope, A., ..., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A5; published May 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy, Galaxies and Quasars
Salvato, M., ... Lamer, G., ... Schwope, A., ... Rivera, C., Krumpe, M., Urrutia, T., ..., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A3; published May 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy, Galaxies and Quasars
Husemann, B., ... Urrutia, T., ... Fournier, Y., Galkin, A., ... Enke, H., Krumpe, M., ... Walcher, C. J., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 659, A124; published March 2022
Mereghetti, S., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2021
Experimental Astronomy, 52, 3, 309; published December 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Melis, C., ... Krumpe, M., 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 923, 1, 90; published December 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Gebhardt, K., ... de Jong, R. S., ... Kelz, A., ... Krumpe, M., ... Steinmetz, M., ... Urrutia, T., Wisotzki, L., ..., 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 923, 2, 217; published December 2021
Schmidt, K. B., Kerutt, J., Wisotzki, L., Urrutia, T., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 654, A80; published October 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy