In 2020 MessMapp has been selected within the ERC starting grant call. The project will begin in June 2021 and will develop over five years receiving funding support for up to 1.5Meuro.
Image credid: DESY, Science Communication Lab
We are interested in the field of multi-messenger and time-domain astrophysics with focus on high-energy gamma-ray transients and variable sources. In particular, we aim understanding the physical processes acting in AGN and the origin of astrophysical neutrinos. To achieve these goals, our group is using state-of-the-art theoretical models, broad-range of multiwavelength observations of active galactic nuclei, as well as observations collected by multimessenger facilities such as the IceCube neutrino Observatory and Antares/KM3Net among others.
Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube-170922A The IceCube, Fermi-LAT, MAGIC coll. et al. 2018 (Science, 361, 1378)
Systematic Search for γ-Ray Periodicity in Active Galactic Nuclei Detected by the Fermi Large Area Telescope Peñil, Domínguez, Buson et al. 2020 (ApJ, 896, 134)
Gamma-Ray Flaring Activity from the Gravitationally Lensed Blazar PKS 1830-211 Observed by Fermi LAT The Fermi LAT collaboration, 2015 (ApJ, 799, 143)
Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik
Julius-Maximilian Universität Würzburg
Campus Hubland Nord, Emil-Fischer-Str. 31