Jason Dexter



Jason Dexter
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics
Giessenbachstr. 85748
Garching, Germany
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 of a couple of recent talks on black holes are available here and here.

New 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 spatially resolving emission on spatial scales comparable to that of the event horizon.

For more information about our team and recent results, see our group members, group news, and research pages, as well as the website of the larger infrared group at MPE.

If you are interested in joining the group at the PhD or postdoctoral level, please contact me about possible fellowship opportunities!