Curriculum vitæ


Ph.D. in Physics University of Heidelberg 2010
Diplom/M.S. in Physics University of Heidelberg 2006


Associate Research Specialist Princeton University 2015 to present
CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellow The Ohio State University 2011 – 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Heidelberg 2010
Research Assistant University of Heidelberg 2006 – 2010
Software Developer Certon Systems, Heidelberg 2006
Summer Student DESY, Hamburg 2004
Research Intern MPIK, Heidelberg 2003

Professional experience

  • Author of currently 143 papers in major peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. For citations statistics, see ADS Bumblebee or Google Scholar.
  • Developer of open-source software packages for data analysis
  • P-I or lead investigator of
    • the first lensing analysis of the Dark Energy Survey, resulting in the first publication on DES data;
    • faint multi-object follow-up of strong-lensing galaxy clusters with MODS@LBT;
    • detection of filaments and super-clusters in DES;
    • deblending galaxies and stars in LSST and WFIRST.
  • Builder and cluster lensing convener of the Dark Energy Survey
  • Speaker at international conferences, workshops, and outreach events (full list)
  • Organizer of the international cluster-lensing workshop “Becoming a One-percenter”, two weak-lensing workshops for the DES collaboration, and the Heidelberg Astronomers’ Convention in 2008 and 2009
  • Referee for ApJ, MNRAS, and A&A