Norbert Langer
Prof. Norbert Langer
  • Argelander-Institut für Astronomie
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Research topics
  • Massive star evolution
  • Origin of the chemical elements
  • Compact stars in binaries
  • Gravitational wave sources
Research focus is the physics and evolution of massive stars including their end stages as supernovae and neutron stars or black holes. Important aspects include their contribution to cosmic nucleosynthesis, and their neutrino and cosmic ray production. Since massive stars form and live mostly as members of binary systems, binary interaction during their evolution is considered in detail, during early stages and up to the point of double compact object merger and gravitational wave emission.
Selected publications

Langer N (2012) Presupernova Evolution of Massive Single and Binary Stars. Ann. Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics 50:107-164. 

Marchant P, Langer N, Podsiadlowski P, Tauris TM, Moriya TJ (2016) A new route towards merging massive black holes. Astronomy and Astrophysics 588:A50.

Aguilera-Dena DR, Langer N, Moriya, TJ, Schootemeijer A (2018) Related Progenitor Models for Long-duration Gamma-Ray Bursts and Type Ic Superluminous Supernovae. Astrophysical Journal 858(2):115.

Norbert Langer
Prof. Norbert Langer
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