"Being member of the eROSITA consortium is a wonderful opportunity and very exciting for me!"
My name is Jana Iljenkarevic and I am a Master student in Physics from Germany. As a young scientist, I can summarize my academic career in short: I finished my Bachelor's degree in Physics at the University of Bonn in 2020. For my Bachelor Thesis, I worked on eROSITA CalPV data for calibration purposes in the working group of Prof. Reiprich at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy (University of Bonn).
Thereafter, I continued this work, focussing on the Galaxy Cluster A3408, which ended up in being the lead author of the EDR paper „eROSITA Spectro-Imaging Analysis of the Abell 3408 Galaxy Cluster“ (submitted to A&A).
Being member of the eROSITA consortium is a wonderful opportunity and very exciting for me. However, this is not the end of my academic career! As a first year Master student, I feel being at the beginning of a long journey. In the moment, I can not tell what my next project will be. First, I want to widen my knowledge and I am looking forward to all the interesting lectures and talks I am going to listen to. For now, I am still very interested in Galaxy Clusters and their interactions, but there are also many other topics to explore in Astrophysics!
Apart from my passion for Astrophysics, in my spare time I do sports, sing and play the piano. But my favorite hobby is hiking. I appreciate spending time in nature. The joy of biodiversity and miracle of life brought me to study additionally Bachelor in Biology.