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ABOUT ME

My research focuses on oscillating stars, which are similar to our Sun - in its past, present, or future. I am particularly interested in stars in advanced evolutionary stages, called red giants. 

Teaching is an important part of being a full-stake academic. In my current position, I have the privilege to work with many young minds and future scientists

Sometimes, however, I enjoy simply looking at the beautiful night sky, as shown in the picture taken on La Palma and wonder, what we will still have to find out.

Image Credit: Linda Cook & Babak Tafreshi (2018)

RESEARCH POSITIONS

RESEARCH LECTURER, INSTITUT FÜR PHYSIK,
KARL-FRANZENS UNIVERSITÄT GRAZ (KFU), AUSTRIA

2019/03 - present

2019/05 -present: investigador afiliado del IAC / research affiliate at the IAC

JUAN DE LA CIERVA INCORPORACION RESEARCH FELLOW,
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFÍSICA DE CANARIAS (IAC), TENERIFE, SPAIN

2017/03 - 2019/03


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER,
COMMISSARIAT ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA), PARIS-SACLAY, FRANCE

2014/01 - 2017/03


DOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND PHD STUDENT,
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (KUL), BELGIUM

2009/09 - 2013/12

PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Dec 2013),
Leuven University

PREDOCOTORAL RESEARCHER 
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA

2007-2009

Masters in Astronomy & Astrophysics (2009),
Vienna University

 

SELECTED SERVICES TO OUR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

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MEMBER OF ASTEROSEISMIC SCIENCE CONSORTIA

I am a full member of the asteroseismic-science consortia of the NASA Kepler & K2, NASA TESS, ESA PLATO, APOKASC.

I am a member of the executive-science team of the BRITEconstellation space-telescope missions.

NATIONAL ASTRONOMY EDUCATION COORDINATOR (NAEC:AUSTRIA)

Within the knowledge advancement framework of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), NAECs serve as the local IAU delegates to foster astronomy in school curricula. For our Austrian Projects see SciCom

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRIAN SOCIETY FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

ÖGAA represents institutions professional astrophysical research in Austria. ÖGAA serves as link to the government as well as to the amateur astronomy scene of Austria.