Michael Hippke

About Me

I am a gentleman scientist doing astrophysics research in my free time.
I am affiliated with the Sonneberg observatory.
A list of my publications can be found at ADS.


Research

Interstellar communication (series of papers)
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I. Maximized data rate for lightweight space-probes

Hippke, M. 2017, IJAsB accepted (ADS, PDF)

2

II. Application to the solar gravitational lens

Hippke, M. 2017, AcAau 142, 64-74 (ADS, PDF)

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III. Optimal frequency to maximize data rate

Hippke, M., Forgan, D. H. 2017, submitted (ADS, PDF)

2

IV. Benchmarking information carriers

In preparation.

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V. Undisclosed title

In preparation.

2

VI. Undisclosed title

In preparation.

Interstellar travel
3

Photogravimagnetic assists of light sails

Forgan, D., Heller, R., Hippke, M. 2017, submitted (ADS, PDF)

3

Optimized trajectories to the nearest stars using lightweight high-velocity photon sails

Heller, R., Hippke, M., Kervella, P. 2017, AJ (ADS, PDF)

3

Deceleration of high-velocity interstellar photon sails into bound orbits at alpha Centauri

Heller, R., Hippke, M. 2017, ApJL (ADS, PDF)

Boyajian's Star
1

The year-long flux variations in Boyajian's star are asymmetric or aperiodic

Hippke, M., Angerhausen. A. 2017, submitted (ADS, PDF)

2

Sonneberg plate photometry for Boyajian's Star in two passbands

Hippke, M. et al. 2017, ApJ (ADS, PDF)

1

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. et al. 2016, ApJ (ADS, PDF)

1

The Stability of F-star Brightness on Century Timescales

Lund. M. et al 2016, submitted (ADS, PDF)

Exomoons and Exotrojans
1

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 (ADS, PDF)

1

Modeling the Orbital Sampling Effect of Extrasolar Moons

Heller, R., Hippke, M., Jackson, B. 2016, ApJ (ADS, PDF)

1

A Statistical Search for a Population of Exo-Trojans in the Kepler Data Set

Hippke, M., Angerhausen, D. 2015, ApJ (ADS, PDF)

1

Photometry's Bright Future: Detecting Solar System Analogs with Future Space Telescopes

Hippke, M., Angerhausen, D. 2015, ApJ (ADS, PDF)

1

On the Detection of Exomoons: A Search in Kepler Data for the Orbital Sampling Effect and the Scatter Peak

Hippke, M. 2015, ApJ, 806 (ADS, PDF)

Variable stars
1

Simple nonlinear models suggest variable star universality

Lindner, John F. et al. 2016, Physica D (ADS, PDF)

1

Strange Nonchaotic Stars

Lindner, John F. et al. 2015, Physical Review Letters (ADS, PDF)

1

Pulsation Period Variations in the RRc Lyrae Star KIC 5520878

Hippke, M., Learned, J. G., Zee, A. et al. 2015, ApJ (ADS, PDF)

1

Dippers and Dusty Disk Edges: New Diagnostics and Comparison to Model Predictions

Bodman, E. et al. 2017, MNRAS (ADS, PDF)