Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Diplom, Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1997 – 1998
    Research assistant, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl

  • 1998 – 1998
    Research assistant, Technical University Munich, Garching, Germany

  • 1998 – 2002
    Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, Advisor: Prof. Joachim Trümper

  • 2002 – 2002
    Postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

  • 2003 – 2006
    Postdoc, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 2009 – 2010
    Postdoc, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

  • 2010
    - 2015 Emmy Noether-research group leader, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

  • 2016
    Heisenberg Fellow, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

  • Since Sept. 2016 Heisenberg Professor at Remeis Observatory, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Selected publications

  • Saeedi, S., Sasaki, M., Ducci, L., 2016: XMM-Newton study of the Draco dwarf galaxy, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 586, 64

  • Maggi, P., Haberl., F., Kavanagh, P. J., Sasaki, M., Bozzetto, L. M., Filipovic, M. D., Vasilopoulos, G., Pietsch, W., Points, S. D., Chu, Y.-H., Dickel, M., Ehle, M., Williams, R., Greiner, J., 2016: On the population of X-ray supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 585, 162

  • Bolte, J., Sasaki, M., Breitschwerdt, D., 2015: 3D Hydrodynamic Simulations of the Galactic Supernova Remnant CTB 109, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 582, 47

  • Kavanagh, P. J., Sasaki, M., Bozzetto, L. M., Filipovic, M. D., Points, S. D., Maggi, P., Haberl, F., 2015: XMM-Newton study of 30 Dor C and a newly identified MCSNR J0536-6913 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 573, 73

  • Sasaki, M., Plucinsky, P. P., Gaetz, T. J., Bocchino, F., 2013: Chandra observation of the Galactic supernova remnant CTB 109 (G109.1-1.0), A&A, 552, 45

  • Kavanagh, P, Sasaki, M., Points, S. D., 2012: XMM-Newton view of the N 206 superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud, A&A, 547, 19

  • Sasaki, M., Pietsch, W., Haberl, F., Hatzidimitriou, D., Stiele, H., Williams, B., Kong, A., Kolb, U., 2012: Supernova remnants and candidates detected in the XMM-Newton M31 large survey, A&A, 544, 144

  • Sasaki, M., Müller, D., Kraus, U., Ferrigno, C., Santangelo, A., 2012: Analyzing X-ray pulsar profiles: Geometry and Beam Pattern of 4U0115+63 and V0332+53, A&A, 540, 35

  • Sasaki, M., Klochkov, D., Kraus, U., Caballero, I., Santangelo, A., 2010: Analyzing X-ray pulsar profiles: geometry and beam pattern of EXO2030+375, A&A, 517, 8

  • Plucinsky, P.P., Williams, B., Long, K.S., Gaetz, T.J., Sasaki, M., Pietsch, W., Tüllmann, R., Smith, R.K., Blair, W.P., Helfand, D., et al., 2008: Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look, ApJS, 174, 366

  • Sasaki, M., Gaetz, T.J., Blair, W,P., Edgar, R.J., Morse, J.A., Plucinsky, P.P., Smith, R.K., 2006: Far-Ultraviolet and X-Ray Observations of the Reverse Shock in the Small Magellanic Cloud Supernova Remnant 1E0102.2-7219, ApJ, 642, 260

  • Sasaki, M., Plucinsky, P.P., Gaetz, T.J., Smith, R.K., Edgar, R.J., Slane, P.O., 2004: XMM-Newton Observations of the Galactic Supernova Remnant CTB 109 (G109.1-1.0), ApJ, 617, 322

  • Sasaki, M., Pietsch, W., Haberl, F., 2003: XMM-Newton observations of High Mass Xray Binaries in the SMC, A&A, 403, 901

  • Haberl, F., Sasaki, M., 2000: Doubling the number of Be/X-ray binaries in the SMC, A&A 359, 573


Selected projects

  • Member of the Athena X-ray Observatory WFI Science Team

  • Senior member of the German eROSITA project onboard the Russian Spectrum-RG satellite. Co-chair of the science working group on "Diffuse emission and supernova remnants"

  • Member of the H.E.S.S. collaboration

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

  • Astronomische Gesellschaft

  • American Astronomical Society

  • Time Allocation Committee for XMM-Newton and Suzaku (ESA)

  • Time Allocation Committee for the Chandra X-ray Observatory (NASA)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Girl's Day Akademie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

  • Teaching Astronomy in play schools and primary schools


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children (born 2005, 2007)


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