I am a postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Heidelberg. I study the diffuse gas surrounding galaxies, the so-called circumgalactic medium, and their embedding large-scale structure, the cosmic web more than 10 billion years ago. I work with Dylan Nelson, running and analyzing cosmological galaxy formation simulations to understand the complex interplay of galaxies with their surroundings. I am particularly interested in linking upcoming observations of the Lyman-$\alpha$ from the faint, diffuse cosmic web to test our understanding of galaxy evolution and structure formation. Before moving to Heidelberg in 2021, I obtained my PhD in Physical Cosmology at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Eiichiro Komatsu’s group.

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  • Circumgalactic Medium and the Cosmic Web
  • Cosmological Galaxy Formation Simulations
  • Scientific Big Data
  • Lyman-alpha Radiative Transfer
  • Single-degenerate Type 1a Supernovae


  • PhD in Physical Cosmology, 2021

    Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (LMU Munich)

  • MSc in Physics, 2017

    University of Goettingen

  • BSc in Physics, 2015

    University of Goettingen