MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics
jdexter at mpe.mpg.de
Office X5 1.3.45
+49 89 30000 3324
I am an astrophysicist in the infrared/submillimeter group at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching (near Munich), Germany. My work focuses on the observational properties of gas falling into black holes (accretion flows), and their use as probes of strong gravity.
Videos or slides of some recent talks are online:
Imaging a black hole
Strong gravity and MHD accretion theory from resolved black hole images
Challenges for accretion theory from variable and changing look AGN (slides only)
Intense interstellar scattering is from HII regions (slides only)
Theory team in the MPE infrared group
I received a Sofja Kovalevskaja award from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, and am now leading a theory team within the infrared group at MPE Garching! Our focus is on studying accretion physics and strong gravity around black holes, with particular interest in the Galactic center black hole candidate Sagittarius A*. This includes theoretical and data analysis work in collaboration with the Event Horizon Telescope and VLTI GRAVITY experiments, which are resolving event horizon scale emission in space and time.
If you are interested in joining the group at the PhD or postdoctoral level, please contact me about possible fellowship opportunities!