My research expertise is in High-Energy Astrophysics, especially in the highly relativistic phenomena from Galactic to extragalactic scales as revealed in high and very high energy gamma-rays. This includes but is not limited to the physics of relativistic compact objects (neutron stars and black holes), relativistic outflows (e.g., jets and winds) and their non-thermal radiative signatures (e.g., energetic particle acceleration and radiation processes). I am particularly interested to take advantage of the dynamic synergy between theory and observations in order to improve our understanding of the nature of cosmic sources and to explore the physics under extreme conditions.

I am actively involved in the H.E.S.S. Collaboration and the major upcoming international CTA project (Cherenkov Telescope Array).

If you want to get a taste of the field, have a look into the highlight report that I have written for the MPG yearbook a while ago (in german only) (click here to view it).

University Contact Address:
University of Heidelberg, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik (ITP), Philosophenweg 12, 69120 Heidelberg

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