About me

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden Observatory (Leiden University, The Netherlands) in the group of Prof. J. Hennawi. In summer 2023 I will start as an DFG Emmy Noether research group leader at Hamburg Observatory (Hamburg University), Germany.

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Please find a full version of my CV and publication list available below:


I am an observational cosmologist interested in the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes. My research focuses on the search for and characterization of quasars - growing supermassive black holes - in the early Universe, 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.

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Emmy Noether research group

In 2023 I am building a new Emmy Noether junior research group at Hamburg Observatory (Hamburg University).

With the start of the new group in fall 2023, I will be offering a variety of Bachelor and Master research projects as well as two positions:

  • PhD student (3 years)
  • Postdoctoral researcher (3 years)
If you want to learn more about potential research 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.

You can find my personal github account here: Github

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