Welcome to my home page!
Who am I, and why is this page here? I'm a postdoctoral researcher at
the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial
Physics, involved in both observational and theoretical studies of nearby
galaxies, with an eye towards finding, characterizing, and understanding their
structure and dynamics. Particular interests include galactic bars (both
single-bar and double-bar systems); the structure and extent of stellar disks;
bulges and pseudobulges; central supermassive black holes, nuclear star
clusters, and the relation of both to their host galaxies. And I've recently
become involved in galaxy evolution studies as well, particularly trying to
figure out how galaxy environment affects galaxy morphology.
For more information, see my Research
Pretty Pictures: Images of two galaxies (originally presented at the
June, 1996, meeting of the American Astronomical Society), are available
for viewing here: NGC 2273 and NGC 2655.
Code: Astronomy-related open-source software
projects can be found here: Software -- including Imfit, a fast, flexible program for fitting galaxy images.
Useful and Interesting Links
erwin AT mpe DOT mpg DOT de
Last updated 20 July 2014.