I am an astronomer working on my dissertation at the Department for Astrophysics at the University of Vienna, where I study the formation of embedded star clusters.
My primary research interests are altogether connected to observational astronomy. In particular I make use of ESO's Very Large Telescope, its adaptive optics facilities and IR instrumentation to resolve even the smallest details in these clusters.
In the little free time I have, I use the institute’s own “vienna little telescope”, or short vlt, to pursue some fun projects like astrophotography.
If you would like to know more about my research, just drop me a line.
Here I only list first-author publications. For an up-to-date list on all of my publications please follow this link.
Estimating extinction using unsupervised machine learning
S. Meingast, M. Lombardi, J. Alves. Submitted to Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2017
VISION - Vienna survey in Orion. I. VISTA Orion A Survey
S. Meingast, J. Alves, D. Mardones, P. S. Teixeira, M. Lombardi, J. Großschedl, J. Ascenso, H. Bouy, J. Forbrich, A. Goodman, A. Hacar, B. Hasenberger, J. Kainulainen, K. Kubiak, C. Lada, E. Lada, A. Moitinho, M. Petr-Gotzens, L. Rodrigues, and C. G. Roman-Zuniga. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 587: A153, March 2016.
Pulsating stars in NGC 6231. Frequency analysis and photometric mode identification near the main-sequence
S. Meingast, G. Handler, and R.R. Shobbrook. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 529:108M, November 2013.