Norbert Schartel



Main Research Fields

My main functional role at ESA is Project Scientist for XMM-Newton. My research focuses on the X-ray emission of AGNs and currently my main interest is on the origin of X-ray weakness in some quasars. I work with data from XMM-Newton.


  • X-ray emission of AGNs
  • X-ray weak quasars
  • Relativistically broad iron line around black holes
  • Ionized absorbers
  • Bursting (radio-quiet) quasars
  • High-redschift quasars 

Ongoing collaborations

  • MPE, Garching, Germany
  • ESO, Garching, Germany
  • Max-Planck-Insitut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
  • Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • Morehead State University, KY, USA



Project/mission at ESA