Origin: Niefern, Baden

Position: Emmy Noether Group Leader

USM - Room E05
MPA - Room 126

Former Supervisors:
Rachel Somerville
Andrea Macciò
Frank van den Bosch
Hans-Walter Rix

Thorsten Naab
Simon White
Andreas Burkert
Klaus Dolag
Debora Sijacki
George Efstathiou
Martin Haehnelt
Jerry Ostriker
Fabio Governato

Scientific Interests

Empirical Galaxy Formation Models

Subhalo Abundance Matching

Hydrodynamical Simulations

Galaxy Mergers

Semi-Analytic Modelling

Dark Matter


Private Interests

Inline Hockey: Lions Heidelberg

Football: KSC

Ice Hockey: Adler Mannheim

Clarinet, Saxophone

Star Wars...

Pen & Paper RPGs (D&D, Pathfinder)

About Me

Curriculum Vitae
since 2016Emmy Noether Group Leader at the University Observatory Munich
2013-2016Kavli Fellow at the IoA in Cambridge, UK
2010-2013Postdoctoral researcher at the MPA in Garching
Nov 2010Postdoctoral researcher at the MPIA in Heidelberg
Nov. 2, 2010PhD Thesis at the University of Heidelberg
Title of thesis: Hydrodynamic Simulations of Cosmological Galaxy Merger Trees
Supervisors: Dr. Andrea Macciò, MPIA
Prof. Rachel Somerville, STScI
Jan-Jul 2009 Research scholar at STScI in Baltimore, Maryland
2007-2010Doctoral student in astronomy at the MPIA and the University of Heidelberg in the IMPRS program
Sep. 19, 2007Diploma (M.S.) at the University of Heidelberg
Title of thesis: Constraints on halo occupation statistics and galaxy clustering at high redshift
Supervisor: Prof. Rachel Somerville, MPIA
2005-2007Research assistant at the MPIA (Supervisor: Ch. Leinert)
2004-2007Study of physics and astronomy at the University of Heidelberg
Sep. 6, 2004Intermediate diploma (B.A.) at the University of Karlsruhe
2002-2004Study of physics at the University of Karlsruhe
June 25, 2002University entrance qualification (Abitur)
1993-2002High School: Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Pforzheim, Germany

Curriculum Vitae: pdf