I am currently a NASA Hubble fellow in computational astrophysics at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawai'i. Previously, I was at Princeton University. Before that, I was an independent research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich, Germany.

My research interests include all things galaxies: their formation in the nascent Universe, their merging and assembly, their star formation and inter-stellar medium. In detail, this means I think about the nature of dark matter and about cosmology and the expansion of the Universe. I think about energetic feedback coupling from supernovae and stellar radiation.
To tackle these questions, I develop a galaxy formation model called LYRA within the framework of the cosmological hydrodynamic simulation code AREPO. It simulates galaxy formation and includes a multi-phase ISM, individual stars and resolved supernovae.

Get in touch with me if you are interested in my simulations! I am happy to provide the simulations for new analysis projects or to perform certain analysis myself "on-demand" for observational comparisons. Also get in touch if you are interested in collaborating!

LYRA papers

Recorded Talks

In the media

Requiem Survey:
Original ESO press release
Fox News
Science Daily
EDUCATION thinks physics
Irish Times
Frankfurter Rundschau (German)
Spektrum.de mentions my talk at March for Science in Heidelberg (German)
Nature Astronomy Meeting Report mentions LYRA