Norbert Werner

Norbert Werner

senior research fellow (2016-2020)

PhD (Utrecht University, 2008)

Habilitation (Masaryk University, 2016)

Department of Atomic Physics
Lendulet Hot Universe Research Group



Astrophysicist, leader of the “Lendület Hot Universe” research group at Eötvös Loránd University between 2016-2020. Using mainly space observatories, but also ground based and airborne telescopes, I study the hottest places and the most energetic phenomena in the Universe. My research currently focusses on how supermassive black holes and galaxies grow up together and on the application of nanosatellites in astrophysics. Between 2008 and 2016, I was a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University.

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Selected publications of recent years:

  1. "Hot Atmospheres, Cold Gas, AGN Feedback and the Evolution of Early Type Galaxies: a Topical Perspective", Werner, N., McNamara, B. R.., Churazov, E., Scannapieco, E. 2019, Space Science Reviews, 215, 5
  2. "CAMELOT: Cubesats Applied for MEasuring and LOcalising Transients - Mission Overview", Werner, N., Řípa, J., Pál, A., Ohno, M., Tarcai, N., Torigoe, K., Tanaka, K., Uchida, N., Mészáros, L., Galgóczi, G., Fukazawa, Y., Mizuno, T., Takahashi, H., Nakazawa, K., Várhegyi, Z., Enoto, T., Odaka, H., Ichinohe, Y., Frei, Z., Kiss, L. 2018, SPIE, 10699, 2
  3. "Digging for red nuggets: discovery of a hot halo surrounding a massive, compact relic galaxy", Werner, N., Lakhchaura, K., Canning, R. E. A., Gaspari, M., Simionescu, A. 2018, MNRAS, 477, 3886
  4. "Correlations between supermassive black holes, hot atmospheres, and the total masses of early type galaxies", Lakhchaura K., Truong N., Werner N., 2019, MNRAS Letters, 488, L134
  5. "Atmospheric gas dynamics in the Perseus cluster observed with Hitomi", Hitomi collaboration [including Werner, N. as corresponding author] 2018, PASJ, 70, 9
  6. "The quiescent intracluster medium in the core of the Perseus cluster", Hitomi Collaboration (including Werner N.) 2016, Nature, 535, 117
  7. "The origin of cold gas in giant elliptical galaxies and its role in fueling radio-mode AGN feedback", Werner, N., Oonk, J. B. R., Sun, M., Nulsen, P. E. J., Allen, S. W., Canning, R. E. A., Simionescu, A., Hoffer, A., Connor, T., Donahue, M., Edge, A. C., Fabian, A. C., von der Linden, A., Reynolds, C. S., Ruszkowski, M. 2014, MNRAS, 439, 2291
  8. "A uniform metal distribution in the intergalactic medium of the Perseus cluster of galaxies", Werner, N., Urban, O., Simionescu, A., Allen, S. W., 2013, Nature, 502, 656
  9. "A filament of dark matter between two clusters of galaxies", Dietrich, J. P., Werner, N., Clowe, D., Finoguenov, A., Kitching, T., Miller, L., Simionescu, A., 2012, Nature, 487, 202
  10. "Detection of hot gas in the filament connecting the clusters of galaxies Abell 222 and Abell 223", Werner, N., Finoguenov, A., Kaastra, J. S., Simionescu, A., Dietrich, J. P., Vink, J., Böhringer, H., 2008, A&A, 482, L29