Principle Investigators

evolution of density fluctuations in the early universe, cosmic microwave background radiation, accretion physics

Rashid Sunyaev

evolution of density fluctuations in the early universe, cosmic microwave background radiation, accretion physics
is interested in the physics of accretion, interaction of matter and radiation under extreme astrophysical conditions of high temperature and pressure, strong gravity and high magnetic field.

Marat Gilfanov

is interested in the physics of accretion, interaction of matter and radiation under extreme astrophysical conditions of high temperature and pressure, strong gravity and high magnetic field.
is interested in AGN feedback, the impact that the accreting nuclear supermassive black hole has on the thermal state of the surrounding gas. Eugene leads several research projects at the MPA to study the physics of the complex system formed by the back hole and the gas, using both theoretical methods and multi-wavelength observational data.

Eugene Churazov

is interested in AGN feedback, the impact that the accreting nuclear supermassive black hole has on the thermal state of the surrounding gas. Eugene leads several research projects at the MPA to study the physics of the complex system formed by the back hole and the gas, using both theoretical methods and multi-wavelength observational data.

Recent research highlights

High Energy Astrophysics

High Energy Astrophysics

High Energy Astrophysics research deals largely with the interaction of matter with radiation under extreme physical conditions.

The High Energy Astrophysics Group at the MPA deals with a broad range of astrophysical problems with a particular focus on the interaction of matter with radiation under extreme physical conditions.

The astrophysical objects of interest include the Universe as a whole (Physical Cosmology), clusters of galaxies, supermassive black holes active galactic nuclei, and accreting black holes and neutron stars in Galactic binaries. The group specializes on the theory and observational appearance of accretion onto compact objects, astrophysical plasmas in the interstellar and intercluster medium, and comptonization.

Our group members actively participate in the analysis and interpretation of observational data from the currently operating INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton, Chandra and RXTE spacecrafts, while maintaining strong ties with experimental groups at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), the Space Research Institute in Moscow (IKI), and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

Institutes

MPE, Garching, Germany
IKI (Space Research Institute), Moscow, Russia
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, U.S.

Missions

eROSITA
PLANCK
INTEGRAL
XMM
CHANDRA
RXTE

 
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