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
vacant PhD Student Confirming SMBH binaries with XMM-Newton DLR/3 years
Nico Manthey Student Research Assistant Image classification with machine learning techniques and automatic web searches DLR

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:

Boller, T., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 647, A6; published March 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Arcodia, R., ... Lamer, G., ... Krumpe, M., ... Schwope, A., 2021
Nature, 592, 7856, 704; published 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Tempel, E., ... Chiappini, C., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Krumpe, M., ... Minchev, I., ... Sorce, J. G., Storm, J., ... Walcher, C. J., de Jong, R. S., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 497, 4, 4626; published October 2020
Laha, S., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 897, 1, 66; published July 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
den Brok, J. S., ... Krumpe, M., Urrutia, T., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495, 2, 1874; published June 2020
Tempel, E., ... Chiappini, C., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Guiglion, G., ... Krumpe, M., ... Micheva, G., Minchev, I., ... Sorce, J. G., Starkenburg, E., Storm, J., ... de Jong, R. S., 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 635, A101; published March 2020
Shankar, F., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2020
Nature Astronomy, 4, 282; published January 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Miyaji, T., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2019
The Astrophysical Journal, 884, 1, L10; published October 2019
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Comparat, J., ... Krumpe, M., ..., 2019
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 487, 2, 2005; published August 2019
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars / X-ray Astronomy
Husemann, B., ... Krumpe, M., ... Urrutia, T., 2019
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 627, A53; published July 2019