working on fundamental physics at Heidelberg University, Zentrum für Astronomie. my scientific interests include cosmology, the formation and evolution of the cosmic large-scale structure, gravitational lensing and CMB-anisotropies as a probe of fundamental physics, and cosmostatistics

professional life

2013 to date
professorship for fundamental physics, Heidelberg University

cosmology, dark energy, tests of gravity, cosmic structure formation, cosmostatistics

2012
habilitation and venia legendi in physics, Heidelberg University

dark energy and the evolution of the cosmic large-scale structure

2009-2012
junior research group, Heidelberg graduate school for fundamental physics

dark energy, lensing as a probe of gravity, intrinsic alignments in weak lensing data

2008
CNRS-fellowship, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay

CMB-anisotropies, in particular the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect

2006-2007
postdoc, Institute for Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth

cosmological probes of dark energy, intrinsic alignments of galaxies

2005
postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Garching

dark energy, cluster counts

education

2005
PhD-degree in physics, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Garching

simulations of Sunyaev-Zel’dovich observations with the Planck-surveyor

2001-2002
research project, supported by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, RIKEN, Tokyo

localisation of gamma-ray bursts with the HETE2-explorer

1994-2000
diploma-degree in physics, Heidelberg University and the University of Edinburgh

stipend by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

1994
Abitur, Helmholtz-Gymnasium, Zweibrücken