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Dr. Benjamin Winkel
Dipl.-Physiker (Master of physics)
Support Scientist (Spectroscopy) at the
100-m telescope Effelsberg

Project Euler Level 8

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Benjamin Winkel
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Radioobservatorium Effelsberg
Max-Planck-Strasse 28
D-53902 Bad Münstereifel
Germany
+49 02257 301-167 (Effelsberg)
+49 0228 73-3393 (Bonn)
bwinkel at mpifr.de

* 27.01. 1978, Forst (Lausitz)
Alumni of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Radio and Infrared Astronomy of Bonn/Cologne

Publications

  1. B. Winkel, H. Wiesemeyer, K. M. Menten et al., Hydrogen in diffuse molecular clouds in the Milky Way, A&A, 600, A2, 2017
  2. T. Röhser, J. Kerp, D. Lenz et al., An all-sky census of Galactic high-latitude molecular intermediate-velocity clouds, A&A, 596, A94, 2016
  3. HI4PI Collaboration et al. (corresponding authors: B. Winkel and P. Kalberla), HI4PI: A full-sky HI survey based on EBHIS and GASS, A&A 594, A116, 2016, press release
  4. T. Röhser, J. Kerp, N. Ben Bekhti et al., High-resolution HI and CO observations of high-latitude intermediate-velocity clouds, A&A, 592, A142, 2016
  5. B. Winkel, D. Lenz, and L. Flöer, Cygrid: A fast Cython-powered convolution-based gridding module for Python, A&A 591, 12W, 2016
  6. P. Kalberla, et al., Cold Milky Way HI Gas in Filaments, ApJ 821, 117, 2016
  7. J. Kerp, et al., A survey of HI gas toward the Andromeda Galaxy, A&A 589, 120K, 2016
  8. H. Wiesemeyer, et al., Far-infrared study of tracers of oxygen chemistry in diffuse clouds, A&A 585, A76, 2016
  9. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, L. Flöer, et al., The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: Milky Way gas. First data release, A&A 585, A41, 2016, press release
  10. P. Serra, et al., SOFIA: a flexible source finder for 3D spectral line data, MNRAS 448, 1922, 2015
  11. D. Lenz, et al., Far-infrared excess emission as a tracer of disk-halo interaction, A&A 573, 83, 2015
  12. N. Indriolo, et al., Herschel Survey of Galactic OH+, H2O+, and H3O+: Probing the Molecular Hydrogen Fraction and Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate, ApJ 800, 40, 2014
  13. Planck collaboration, Planck 2013 results. XXX. Cosmic infrared background measurements and implications for star formation, A&A 571, 30, 2014
  14. Planck collaboration, Planck 2013 results. I. Overview of products and scientific results, A&A 571, 1, 2014
  15. L. Flöer, B. Winkel, and J. Kerp, Source finding, parametrization and classification for the extragalactic Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, A&A 569, 101, 2014
  16. P. Schilke et al., Ubiquitous argonium (ArH+) in the diffuse interstellar medium - a molecular tracer of almost purely atomic gas, A&A, 566, 29, 2014
  17. Planck collaboration, Planck intermediate results. XVII. Emission of dust in the diffuse interstellar medium from the far-infrared to microwave frequencies, A&A, 566, 23, 2014
  18. T. Röhser, J. Kerp, B. Winkel et al., A dynamical transition from atomic to molecular intermediate-velocity clouds, A&A, 564, 71, 2014

  19. P. Schmidt et al., Structure and Kinematics of the Nearby Dwarf Galaxy UGCA 105, A&A, 561, 28, 2014
  20. S. A. Levshakov et al., Limits on the spatial variations of the electron-to-proton mass ratio in the Galactic plane, A&A, 559, 91, 2013
  21. A. K. Hernandez et al., A Low Metallicity Molecular Cloud In The Lower Galactic Halo, ApJ, 777, 19, 2013
  22. M. E. Filho, B. Winkel, J. Sanchez Almeida et al., Extremely Metal-Poor Galaxies: The HI Content, A&A, 558, 18, 2013
  23. J. M. Dickey et al., GASKAP - The Galactic ASKAP Survey, PASA, 30, 3D, 2013
  24. B. Winkel, L. Flöer, A. Kraus, Efficient least-squares basket-weaving, A&A, 547, A119, 2012
  25. N. Ben Bekhti, B. Winkel, P. Richter et al., An absorption-selected survey of neutral gas in the Milky Way halo, A&A, 542, A110, 2012
  26. B. Winkel, A. Kraus, U. Bach, Unbiased flux calibration methods for spectral-line radio observations, A&A, 540, A140, 2012
  27. L. Flöer and B. Winkel, 2D-1D Wavelet Reconstruction As A Tool For Source Finding In Spectroscopic Imaging Surveys, PASA, 29, 244, 2012
  28. B. Winkel, N. Ben Bekhti, V. Darmstädter et al., The high-velocity cloud complex Galactic center negative as seen by EBHIS and GASS. I. Cloud catalog and global properties , A&A (highlight), 533, 105, 2011
  29. J. Kerp, B. Winkel, N. Ben Bekhti et al., The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey (EBHIS), AN, 332, 637, 2011
  30. N. Ben Bekhti, B. Winkel, P. Richter et al., On the origin of gaseous galaxy halos - Low-column density gas in the Milky Way halo, Conference proceedings of General Assembly of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, Bonn, 2010
  31. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, P. Kalberla et al., The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: Milky Way data, Conference proceedings of "The Dynamic ISM: A celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey", Naramata, June 2010
  32. N. Ben Bekhti, P. Richter, B. Winkel et al., Absorption and emission line studies of gas in the Milky Way halo, Conference proceedings of "The Dynamic ISM: A celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey", Naramata, June 2010
  33. L. Flöer, B. Winkel, J. Kerp, RFI mitigation for the Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey (EBHIS) , Conference proceedings of "RFI2010 - RFI Mitigation Workshop", Groningen, March 2010
  34. P. Kalberla, N. M. McClure-Griffiths, D. J. Pisano et al., GASS: The Parkes Galactic All-Sky Survey. II. Stray-Radiation Correction and Second Data Release, A&A, 521, A17, 2010
  35. B. Winkel, P. Kalberla, J. Kerp et al., The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: Data reduction, ApJS, 188, 488W, 2010
  36. N. Ben Bekhti, P. Richter, B. Winkel et al., High-resolution 21-cm observations of low-column density small-scale structures in the Milky Way halo, A&A, 503, 483B, 2009
  37. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, P. Kalberla, Data reduction strategy of the Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey (EBHIS), Conference proceedings of "Panoramic Radio Astronomy", Groningen, June 2009
  38. B. Winkel, The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, Ph.D. thesis (2009)
  39. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, P. Kalberla, R. Keller, The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey (EBHIS), Conference proceedings of "The Evolution of Galaxies through the neutral hydrogen window", Puerto Rico, Feb 2008
  40. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, P. Kalberla, R. Keller, The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey (EBHIS), Conference proceedings of "Galaxies in the Local Volume", Sydney, July 2007
  41. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, The Robustness of Least-Squares Frequency Switching (LSFS), ApJS 173 (2007), 166-176
  42. B. Winkel, J. Kerp, S. Stanko, RFI detection by automated feature extraction and statistical analysis, Astron. Nachr. 328 (2007) 68-79
  43. B. Winkel, Detektion und Analyse von Interferenzen im Radiofrequenzbereich (German), Diplomarbeit (2005)

Talks

  1. Compatibility between radioastronomical observations and wind turbines, Electromagnetic waves and wind turbines, Braunschweig (PTB), Dec 7, 2017
  2. Spektrum Management - Frequenzen sind ein knappes Gut, Öffentlicher Vortrag, Bad Münstereifel, Nov 22, 2017
  3. Spectrum management and compatibility studies with Python, Kleinheubacher Tagung KH2017 (U.R.S.I. Germany), Miltenberg, Sep 26, 2017
  4. The HI4PI Survey, ASTRON Colloquium, Dwingeloo, May 11, 2017 (invited)
  5. Astronomical data gridding: cygrid, Python in Astronomy (pyastro) 2017, Leiden, May 10, 2017 (lightning talk)
  6. New ITU-R path propagation models, 60th CRAF Meeting, Bonn/Effelsberg, May 4, 2017
  7. The Effelsberg 100-m telescope - recent results and current developments, AG Annual Meeting, Splinter Workshop: Advances in Radio Astronomy, Kiel, Sept 17, 2015 (invited)
  8. Unbiased flux calibration for single-sish telescopes: dealing with frequency-dependence, URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference, Commission J: New telescopes, techniques, and observations, Gran Canaria, May 19, 2015
  9. Unbiased flux calibration for single-dish telescopes: using advanced observing techniques, URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference, Commission J: New telescopes, techniques, and observations, Gran Canaria, May 19, 2015
  10. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: Enabling great new science, URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Commission J: Probing the Hydrogen Universe, Beijing, Aug 20, 2014
  11. Unbiased flux calibration for single-dish radio telescopes, RadioNet ERATec Workshop: Calibration of Multi-Beam Receivers, Bologna, Oct 29, 2013 (invited)
  12. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: Toward the first data release, AG Annual Meeting, Splinter Workshop: Gaseous Galactic Haloes in the Context of Galaxy Evolution, Tübingen, Sept 26, 2013 (invited)
  13. Supplementing HALOGAS with single-dish observations, HALOGAS workshop 2013, Ghent, Jun 24, 2013
  14. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: First data release, Modern Radio Universe 2013, Bonn, Apr 26, 2013
  15. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, Kleinheubacher Tagung 2012, U.R.S.I. Deutschland, Miltenberg, Sep 26, 2012
  16. The new Milky Way HI Surveys, AG Annual Meeting, Splinter Workshop: Surveys and Survey Instruments, Heidelberg, Sept 22, 2011
  17. HVC Complex GCN. An example for ongoing warm accretion?, Gas in Galaxies: from Cosmic Web to Molecular Clouds, Kloster Seeon, June 17, 2011
  18. Data analysis (Talk + Hands-on session), European Single Dish School in the Era of Arrays (ESSEA), Bonn, Sept 30, 2010
  19. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: First results, AG Annual Meeting, Splinter Workshop: LOFAR/SKA, Bonn, Sept 15, 2010
  20. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: Milky Way data, The Dynamic ISM: A celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey, Naramata, June 8, 2010
  21. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey: First results, Lunchcolloquium, Dwingeloo, Nov 25, 2009
  22. Data reduction scheme for the Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, Panoramic Radio Astronomy, Groningen, Jun 4, 2009
  23. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, Ph.D. Colloquium, Bonn, Feb 4, 2009
  24. RFI detection by automated feature extraction and statistical analysis, RadioNet - 7th Engineering Forum Workshop, Bonn, Jun 23, 2008
  25. Bias effects in HI surveys, IMPRS seminar, Bonn, Nov 5, 2007
  26. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, 1st AIfA retreat, Bad Honnef, Oct 27, 2007
  27. Scientific Aims of the Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, YERAC07, Bordeaux, Sep 4, 2007
  28. Single Dish Radio Telescopes, IMPRS Retreat, Diemelsee, Aug 21, 2007
  29. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, "Galaxy Lunch" Colloquium, ATNF/CSIRO, Sydney, Jul 24, 2007
  30. The Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, "Feast and Facts" Colloquium, Mt. Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Jul 20, 2007
  31. The Interstellar Matter (ISM) – Neutral Gas and Overview, IMPRS lecture series, Bonn, May 7, 2007
  32. HI survey with the new Multi Beam Receiver at the 100-m-telescope, IMPRS seminar, Bonn, Nov 13, 2006
  33. The Gamma test, IMPRS Retreat, Klagenfurt, Aug 29, 2006
  34. RFI mitigation using automated feature detection and statistical analysis, IMPRS application for scholarship, Bonn, Feb 14, 2006
  35. Detektion und Analyse von Interferenzen im Radiofrequenzbereich (RFI), Diploma colloquium, Bonn, Aug 25, 2005

Conferences, Workshops, and Schools

  1. Electromagnetic waves and wind turbines workshop, Braunschweig (PTB), Dec 6-7, 2017
  2. Kleinheubacher Tagung, U.R.S.I. Deutschland, Miltenberg, Sep 25-27, 2017
  3. Python in Astronomy (pyastro) 2017, Leiden, May 8-13, 2017
  4. 60th CRAF Meeting, Bonn/Effelsberg, May 3-5, 2017
  5. 59th CRAF Meeting, Helsinki, May 31-June 1, 2016
  6. 58th CRAF Meeting, Amsterdam, Oct 19, 2016
  7. AG Annual Meeting, Kiel, Sep 14-18, 2015
  8. 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC), Gran Canaria, May 18-22, 2015
  9. 57th CRAF Meeting, Birr, May 12-13, 2015
  10. 31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), Beijing, Aug 16-23, 2014
  11. Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, Giardini Naxos (Sicily), Jun 9-13, 2014
  12. RadioNet ERATec Workshop: Calibration of Multi-Beam Receivers, Bologna, Oct 29-30, 2013
  13. AG Annual Meeting, Tübingen, Sep 24-27, 2013
  14. Lecture on Information Field Theory and NIFTY tutorial, Garching, Jul 10/11, 2013
  15. HALOGAS workshop 2013, Ghent, Jun 24-28, 2013
  16. Modern Radio Universe 2013, Bonn, Apr 22-26, 2013
  17. RadioNet ERATec Workshop: Radio Interference in Large Bandwidth Observations, Bonn, Apr 8-12, 2013
  18. Kleinheubacher Tagung, U.R.S.I. Deutschland, Miltenberg, Sep 24-26, 2012
  19. AG Annual Meeting, Heidelberg, Sep 19-23, 2011
  20. Gas in Galaxies: from Cosmic Web to Molecular Clouds, Kloster Seeon, Jun 14-18, 2011
  21. European Single Dish School in the Era of Arrays, Summer School, Bonn, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010
  22. AG Annual Meeting, Bonn, Sep 13-17, 2010
  23. The Dynamic ISM: A celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey, Naramata, Jun 6-10, 2010
  24. RFI2010 - RFI Mitigation Workshop, Groningen, Mar 29-31, 2010
  25. CASA tutorial 2009, Bonn, Oct 5-7, 2009
  26. European Radio Interferometry School 2009, Summer School, Oxford, Sep 7-11, 2009
  27. Panoramic Radio Astronomy, Wide-field 1-2 GHz research on galaxy evolution, Groningen, Jun 2-5, 2009
  28. The Role of Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?, Espinho (Portugal), Aug 18-22, 2008
  29. RadioNet - 7th Engineering Forum Workshop: Digital Backend Implementation: Software vs. Hardware, Bonn, Jun 23, 2008
  30. Astronomy in the next decade: synergies with the square kilometre array, MCCT SKADS Workshop Bonn, Apr 14-18, 2008
  31. First MCCT-SKADS Training School, Bologna, Sep 23-29, 2007
  32. Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) 2007, Bordeaux, Sep 3-7, 2007
  33. IMPRS Retreat 2007, Diemelsee, Aug 21-23, 2007
  34. Galaxies in the Local Volume, Sydney, Jul 8-13, 2007
  35. Milky Way Halo - Stars and Gas, Bonn, May 29-Jun 2, 2007
  36. Physics of the Interstellar Medium, IMPRS Summer School, Heidelberg, Sep 25-29, 2006
  37. IMPRS Retreat 2006, Klagenfurt, Aug 28-31, 2006
  38. Evolution of galaxies and their large-scale environment, Summer School, Bad Honnef, July, 2006

Curriculum

Since 01.2011

Support scientist at the 100-m telescope Effelsberg, MPIfR

02.2009 - 12.2010

Postdoc at the AIfA, University of Bonn

Working on the Effelsberg-Bonn HI survey

10.2005 - 02.2009

Ph.D. student (Astronomy), University of Bonn & Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy

Thesis title: The Effelsberg-Bonn HI survey (EBHIS)
(Development of data reduction software, simulations, focus on: RFI mitigation; Measurements of the LeoT and NGC2403 galaxy.)
Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D. in Astronomy), magna cum laude

10.1998 - 09.2005

Studies of physics, University of Bonn

Emphasis on: astronomy
Thesis: Detektion und Analyse von Interferenzen im Radiofrequenzbereich (RFI)
(Detection and Analysis of Radio Frequency Interference)
Diplom-Physiker (Diploma in physics), 1.0

08.1997 - 08.1998

Zivildienst (Civilian Service), Asylum "Pro Seniore" Cottbus

Care of (mentally) disabled people

1991 - 1997

Ludwig Leichhardt Gymnasium, Cottbus (Lausitz)

Abitur (A levels), 1.3