Very proud that one of my students, Sebastian Zieba, discovered the photometric signal of an exocomet around the star beta Pictoris. His letter was recently accepted by Astronomy & Astrophysics and can also be found on astro-ph.
I am proud to announce that my research and I were featured in a video produced by the FWF scilog team. You can watch it here https://scilog.fwf.ac.at/videos/wie-junge-sterne-ticken in German and here https://scilog.fwf.ac.at/en/videos/young-stars-makes-tick in English. Thanks a lot to FWF for this great opportunity!
The NASA mission TESS (https://tess.gsfc.nasa.gov/) is scheduled for launch on April 16, 2018, with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. TESS will identify extrasolar planets down to the size of our Earth in its all-sky transit survey. This means that a lot of data of the planets' host stars will be taken as well - including (hopefully many) young stars.
Fingers crossed for a successful launch!
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On Jan. 27, 2017, I received the award and grant of the Tyrolean Science Funds (TWF) for a one-year project with the title "The asteroseismic age of beta Pictoris" at the University of Innsbruck