I am an astrophysicist at the Hamburg observatory (University of Hamburg) and just finished my PhD thesis (the defense is scheduled for early February '19). The cumulative thesis titled "Detection methods for Planets with a large Semi-major Axis in the Solar System and beyond" comprises of four first-author publications and covers instrumentational, observational and theoretical work on the detection of circumbinary planets, as well as a novel detection method for planets on wide orbits within our own Solar System (i.e. Planet Nine).
My observational work is based on data obtained with both space- and ground-based facilities ranging from the X-ray to the infrared regime.
Besides searching for planets and taming our TIGRE, I am also involved in public outreach, giving tours of our historic observatory and dealing with the press.

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