On July 13th, 2019 the eRosita X-ray Space Telescope was put into Earth’s orbit successfully. This instrument was developed by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany.
SDSU physics Distinguished Professor Fridolin Weber has become an official external member of the eRosita project. The telescope will provide data with unprecedented quality that will shed light on dark energy, dark matter, and on the nature of compact stellar objects, to name just a few topics.
Because of his membership, Professor Weber will have access to data provided by the eRosita satellite before it will be made accessible to the broader scientific community. These data are tremendously advantageous for Professor Weber and his students’ research projects.