Theoretical physicist pursuing my Ph.D. in numerical relativity and gravitational wave astronomy at the Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. Also passionate about software development, design, data visualisation and teaching.
*1992 in Hannover, Germany
Numerical simulations of compact object binaries as part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration supervised by Prof. Harald P. Pfeiffer.
Core specialization in General Relativity and Theoretical Astrophysics. First-year examination on Quantum Field Theory and Advanced Cosmology. Master thesis on gravitational theory jointly supervised by Prof. Björn M. Schäfer and Dr. Frederic P. Schuller.
Bachelor thesis on gravitational waves supervised by Dr. Valeria Pettorino and Prof. Luca Amendola.
Won a student scholarship to attend one week of sessions, workshops and company tours at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2017. Submission: Black holes playground
Implemented an aggregation pipeline and visualization platform for the computing performance data at the CMS experiment at CERN. Publication in peer review.
Studied general relativity from the mathematical foundations to the research frontiers of gravity and spacetime concepts in four weeks of lectures, tutorials and workshops.
Developed a Python implementation to reconstruct a 2D nearest-neighbor Ising lattice with information entropy techniques during a three-month DAAD RISE worldwide scholarship.
Teaching & Employment
Created the online Python introductory course for first-year physics students beginning their lab course at Heidelberg University.
Taught a weekly exercise group for five lectures on theoretical physics:
- General Relativity (summer term 2017)
- Quantum Mechanics (summer term 2016)
- Electrodynamics and Special Relativity (winter term 2015/16)
- Analytical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (summer term 2015)
- Mechanics and Mathematical Methods (winter term 2014/15)
Lectured five iterations of the iOS development course and led iOS app development projects at Heidelberg University.
Implemented configuration and hardware tests for neuromorphic hardware in C++ and Python for the Human Brain Project research group led by Prof. Karlheinz Meier.