Research group at Hamburg Observatory

Emmy Noether Research Group

Starting in fall 2023 I will build a new research group at Hamburg Observatory. My research group will focus on the discovery and characterization of quasars - active growing supermassive black holes - in the early Universe. We will be using wide-area surveys in concert with large ground-based and space-borne observatories to conduct spectroscopic identification campaigns and follow-up observations. The quasar selection strategies employ machine-learning methods on large astronomical data sets. Follow-up observations are reduced using state-of-the-art astronomical data reduction software and analysed using modern statistical inference techniques.

In this context group members use and are trained in the following skills to conduct their research:

  • spectroscopic data reduction
  • large-scale data analysis
  • machine-learning methods
  • robust statistical inference techniques
  • software development (Python 3)