Curriculum Vitae


  • Phd in Astrophysics (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bonn, Germany, 2015 (summa cum laude)
    Statistical Analyses of Massive Stars and Stellar Populations
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Norbert Langer and Dr. Robert Izzard
  • Master of Science in Astrophysics, University of Bonn, Germany, 2011 (excellent – 1.1)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Bonn, Germany, 2009 (very good – 1.5)
  • Alternative national service (civil service), School for mentally disabled children, Duisburg, Germany, 2005-2006
  • Abitur/A-level, Max-Planck Gymnasium Duisburg, Germany, 2005 (very good – 1.1)


Professional experience

  • Gliese Fellow, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Germany, since Oct 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Christ Church College, Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan 2015 – Sep 2018
  • Hintze Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan 2015 – Sep 2018
  • Research Assistant, Argelander Institute for Astronomy, University of Bonn, Germany, Sep 2011 – Dec 2014


Teaching Experience

  • Tutorial teaching, Theoretical Astrophysics, Oxford Master Course in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Tutorial teaching, Mathematical Methods & Electromagnetism/Electrodynamics for 2nd year physics students, University of Oxford, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Supervision of Bachelor student, Bachelor thesis, University of Bonn, Germany, 2014
  • Supervision of Bachelor student, Seminar on Presentation Skills, University of Bonn, Germany, 2012
  • Teaching assistant, Stars and Stellar Evolution & Nucleosynthesis, University of Bonn, Germany, 2011-2013
  • Teaching assistant, Introduction to Astronomy & Introduction to Extragalactic Astronomy, University of Bonn, Germany, 2010-2011


Awards, Prices and Fellowships

  • Gliese Fellowship, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Christ Church College, Oxford, 2015-2017
  • Hintze Research Fellowship, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, 2015-2017
  • Phd award for the best Phd thesis in Physics and Astronomy by the Foundation for Physics and Astronomy in Bonn, 2015
  • Stipendiary Fellowship of the Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (honours branch), 2009-2014
  • Stipendiary Fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), 2007-2011
  • Book-award of the German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG), 2005


See here for a list of my publications and selected talks.