About Me

I am a gentleman scientist doing astrophysics research in my free time.
I am affiliated with the Sonneberg observatory.

Peer-reviewed publications


Optimized trajectories to the nearest stars using lightweight high-velocity photon sails
Heller, R.. et al. 2017, A&A accepted
Dippers and Dusty Disk Edges: New Diagnostics and Comparison to Model Predictions
Bodman, E. et al. 2017, MNRAS 470 (1) 202-223
Sonneberg plate photometry for Boyajian's Star in two passbands
Hippke, M. et al. 2017, ApJ 837, 85
Deceleration of high-velocity interstellar photon sails into bound orbits at alpha Centauri
Heller, R., Hippke, M. 2017, ApJL, 835, L32


Predictable patterns in planetary transit timing variations and transit duration variations due to exomoons
Heller, R., Hippke, M., Placek, B., Angerhausen, D. 2016, A&A, 591, A67
Modeling the Orbital Sampling Effect of Extrasolar Moons
Heller, R., Hippke, M., Jackson, B. 2016, ApJ, 820, 2
A statistical analysis of the accuracy of the digitized magnitudes of photometric plates on the time scale of decades with an application to the century-long light curve of KIC 8462852
Hippke, M., Angerhausen, D., Lund, M. B., Pepper, J., Stassun, K. G. 2016, ApJ, 825, 1, 73
Simple nonlinear models suggest variable star universality
Lindner, John F., Kohar, Vivek, Kia, Behnam, et al. 2016, Physica D, 316, 16-22


A Statistical Search for a Population of Exo-Trojans in the Kepler Data Set
Hippke, M., Angerhausen, D. 2015, ApJ, 811, 1, 1
Photometry’s Bright Future: Detecting Solar System Analogs with Future Space Telescopes
Hippke, M., Angerhausen, D. 2015, ApJ, 810, 1, 29
On the Detection of Exomoons: A Search in Kepler Data for the Orbital Sampling Effect and the Scatter Peak
Hippke, M. 2015, ApJ, 806, 1, 51
Strange Nonchaotic Stars
Lindner, John F., Kohar, Vivek, Kia, Behnam, et al. 2015, PhysRevLett, 114, 5
Pulsation Period Variations in the RRc Lyrae Star KIC 5520878
Hippke, M., Learned, J. G., Zee, A., et al. 2015, ApJ, 798, 1, 42