Curriculum Vitae

Research experience

Education

  • Doctoral studies: 09/2006 – 11/2009
    Research leading to PhD in astrophysics (defended 02.12.2009)
    Technische Universität München, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik Garching
    Dissertation title “Synthetic spectra and light curves of Type Ia supernovae”
    Academic supervisors Prof. Dr. W. Hillebrandt and Dr. S.A. Sim
  • University studies: 10/2005 – 05/2006
    Study of physics (Diploma 22.5.2006)
    Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
    Title of diploma thesis: “Synthetic spectra of irradiated accretion discs in Dwarf Novae considering SS Cyg as example” (in german)
    Academic supervisors Dr. Thorsten Nagel, Prof. Dr. K. Werner

Honours and awards

Teaching experience

  • 04/2011 – 05/2014: Co-supervision of PhD student Ulrich Nöbauer
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik / Technische Universität München
  • 11/2012 – 10/2013: Supervision of master student Michael Klauser
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 01/2012 – 03/2012: Supervision of bachelor student Michael Klauser
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 12/2010 – 12/2011: Co-supervision of diploma student Elisabeth Gall
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik / Technische Universität München
  • 09/2006 – 07/2007: Tutoring of an undergraduate physics lab course
    Technische Universität München

Public Outreach

  • Participation in public outreach activities at the University of Tübingen, the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and at Stockholm University.
  • Development and presentation of show programs for MPA’s mobile planetarium.

Professional services

  • Referee for the Astrophysical Journal and the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Elected post-doc representative to the MPA’s scientific council (2011-2013)
  • Co-Organizer of a meeting on Explosive Stellar Transients (23./24.09.2014, Bamberg, Germany)
  • Organizer of a meeting on Thermonuclear Supernovae  held at EWASS 2015, Tenerife, Spain

Professional Memberships