- Diploma in Physics in 2010 (University of Hamburg, Germany)
- PhD in Physics in 2015 (University of Wurzburg, Germany)
- Postdoctoral Appointments
- Green Bank Observatory (2016-2018)
- West Virginia University (2018-2020)
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (2020-)
I am an astrophysicist/astronomer interested in the functionality and evolution of stars that are known as pulsars. Such stars are outcomes of a supernova explosion of a massive star. They are highly magnetized and rotate very fast (sometimes with a precision that exceeds the ones of atomic clocks on Earth). I am interested in the way they generate their emission throughout the whole electromagnetic spectrum.
In that context I have worked in several international collaborations throughout my career. Since 2016 I have been an affiliated scientist of the NICER Collaboration. NICER (the Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR, is an X-ray instrument mounted on the International Space Station which was constructed solely for the observations of neutron stars.
My professional research interest focuses on single radio and multiwavelength emission from pulsars and develop approaches how to search for correlations between them, the ultimate goal being to find out how they work.
I am an avid observer of celestial sources and enjoy sitting at a telescope (optical, radio) and carrying out observations. So this is where one can find me many times. The same counts for photography.
Another passion of mine is outreach. As a postdoctoral fellow at West Virginia University I was the Project Director of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory which is an astronomy education program for middle, high school and undergraduate students who analyze pulsar data taken with the Green Bank Telescope and search for new pulsars.
As an active member of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory I have been actively working with students on their individual research projects.