I’m a researcher working in the field of high-energy astrophysics, specifically gamma-ray astronomy. High-energy photons probe the most violent phenomena in the universe and astrophysical particle accelerators in the Milky Way and other galaxies.

My studies focus on the question how high-energy particles shape their environment, influence astrochemistry, and what dynamical role they play in galaxy evolution. I’m the head of the H.E.S.S. group at DESY, Zeuthen, member of the H.E.S.S. collaboration and help to coordinate the Galactic science activities. I’m also involved in the next-generation Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and lead the cosmic-ray science working group.

My papers on ADS

Beside my professional interests I’m quite a music and movie nerd.

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