About me

I am an DFG-funded Emmy Noether independent research group leader at Hamburg Observatory (Hamburg University), Germany. My group aims to understand the formation of structures in the early Universe, specifically the emergence of growing supermassive black holes.

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I am an observational cosmologist interested in the formation of cosmic structures in the early Universe. My research focuses on the search for and characterization of quasars - growing supermassive black holes - within the first two billion years after the Big Bang. I identify these objects in wide-area sky surveys using machine learning techniques and characterize them with ground-based and space-borne telescopes. My main goal is to understand the origin and evolution of supermassive black holes in the context of early galaxy evolution.

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Emmy Noether research group

I am building a new Emmy Noether junior research group at Hamburg Observatory (Hamburg University).

If you want to learn more about my group, potential Bachelor/Master thesis projects or open positions, please follow the link below or contact me directly.

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Software development

As part of my work I develop and contribute to open-source software projects for the astronomical community.

My personal github page can be found here:     Github

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