Curriculum Vitae



Max-Plack-Institut for Extraterrestrial Physics

Garching, Germany

  • PostDoctoral Researcher, MPE 2019 - 

Max-Plack-Institut for Extraterrestrial Physics & European Southern Observatories, Garching, Germany & Santiago, Chile

  • Ph.D in Astronomy & Astrophysics, MPE & ESO, 2016 - 2019

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, MPE, 2013 - 2015


Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

  • Master of Nuclear, Particle & Astrophysics (M.Sc.), 2013 - 2015 
    • Thesis Topic: The light curves and SEDs of Gamma-Ray Bursts beyond redshift 4
    • Supervisor: Dr. Jochen Greiner 
  • Master of Philosophy in Science & Technology (M.A.), 2013 - 2016
    • Thesis Topic: Aspects of a phenomenological interpretation of nothingness
    • Supervisor: Dr. Tobias Jung
  • Bachelor of Physics (B.Sc.),  2010 - 2013
    • Thesis Topic: Photometric redshift determination of BL Lacertae objects
    • Supervisor: Dr. Jochen Greiner


Supervision of a Basic Lab Course 1, TUM, Summer Semester 2018

Physics Tutor: Quantum Mechanics I, TUM, Summer Semester 2016

Private Coach in mathematics and physics, Munich, Studenten-Ring, 2012-2013



  • On site at the ESO La Silla observatory: three observing runs at the 2.2m, ~30 nights
  • On site at the ESO Paranal observatory: one week long student project with X-shooter
  • Remote: several nights per month since 2013 (GROND, X-Shooter, ePESSTO)

Data Analysis

  • NIR/optical: 2.2m/GROND, VLT/X-shooter
  • X-ray: Swift/XRT

Computing, Programming Languages

  • Python: advanced (Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, Matplotlib, PyMC, PySTAN, Seaborn, Aplpy etc.)
  • R, Julia: basics
  • bash, Matlab, Latex


  • German: native
  • English: fluent
  • French, Spanish, Greek: basics

I also served as a referee for MNRAS and ApJ

Talks, Workshops, Conferences & Meetings

Gas Matters Club (ESO, Garching)

Talk: Evidence for diffuse molecular gas and dust in the hearts of gamma-ray burst host galaxies - Unveiling the nature of high-redshift damped Lyman-alpha systems

 (Garching, October 29, 2018)

Thirty Minutes Talk (ESO, Vitacura) and Lunch Talk (ESO, Garching)

Talk: Systematic search for molecular hydrogen in a large sample of GRB spectra observed with X-shooter: The nature of high-redshift GRB DLAs

(Santiago, Garching, July/August, 2018)

EWASS 2018: European Week of Astronomy and Space Science

Talk: Gamma-Ray Bursts as probes of dust production at redshift z > 4 

(Liverpool, April 2-6, 2018)

ESO Overview 2018: “Young” highlights: our top science picks

Talk: The electromagnetic counterpart of GW170817

(Garching, March 19-21, 2018)

ESOpy2.0: Example of an advanced Python package: PyMC

(Vitacura, January 8-10, 2018)

MCMC coffee: PyMC applied to absorption line analysis [PDF]

(Vitacura, December 7, 2017)

EWASS 2017: European Week of Astronomy and Space Science

(Prague, June 26-30, 2017)

ESO/OPTICON School on Use and Data Reduction of X-shooter and KMOS

(Garching, May 9-13, 2016)

Dark Cosmology Center, Niels Bohr Institut - Visitor Program

(Copenhagen, April 11-15)