Dr. Mirko Krumpe
- 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.
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.
PublicationsLatest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:
The Astrophysical Journal, 939, 1, L16; published November 2022
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 261, 2, 24; published August 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A8; published May 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A5; published May 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A3; published May 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 659, A124; published March 2022
Experimental Astronomy, 52, 3, 309; published December 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 923, 1, 90; published December 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 923, 2, 217; published December 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 654, A80; published October 2021