I'm a postdoc in the CAST group at the University Observatory Munich and part of the excellence cluster Origins. My research interests are astrophysics on large-scales and models beyond ΛCDM. I prefer to work numerically, including all the way from new ideas for numerical schemes to the analysis of simulation data.
In my research, I focuse on the phenomenology of dark matter with frequent self-interactions (small-angle scattering). N-body simulations are employed to study how self-interactions can alter the distribution of dark matter. In particular, I have developed a numerical scheme that allows – for the first time – to simulate mergers or do cosmological simulations with this type of self-interaction. For more details, see my publications or the darkium webpage.
I did my doctorate on simulations of self-interacting dark matter at the Hamburg Observatory and was part of the excellence cluster Quantum Universe. Supervisors: Prof. M. Brüggen and Dr. K. Schmidt-Hoberg.
Works as a master's student on angular-dependent self-interactions
Worked as a master's student on mergers of galaxy clusters with dark matter self-interactions and intracluster medium
Works as a master's student on galaxies in galaxy clusters
Master thesis on Simulation of SIDM with angular-velocity-dependent cross sections