Matthias Maercker

Researcher, Department of Space Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasma Physics, Galactic Astronomy

My main research interests lie in the study of evolved stars on the Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) and their mass-loss properties. I use observational data from, e.g., Herschel/HIFI, APEX, the IRAM 30m telescope, and ALMA to constrain the mass-loss rates, the mass-loss geometry, and the chemical properties of the circumstellar envelopes. I am particularly interested in the change in mass-loss properties during a thermal pulse, and the formation of detached shells around evolved stars.
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Published: Thu 15 May 2014. Modified: Mon 21 Aug 2017