About me

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What have I been doing in the past?

I am a theoretical physicist with a broad interest in many fields of physics. During my studies I specialised in the theory of general relativity and its application to our universe while I majored in astrophysics. During my graduation year I started working on solar physics. After graduation I joined AIP to work on my PhD in solar physics. Until 2019 accumulated expertise in plasma and flare physics (e.g. I studied Solar Energetic Particles related topics, such as, electron propagation through plasma and electron acceleration processes).

STIX

In 2009 I became the project scientist and project manager for AIP's contributions to ESA's Solar Orbiter mission.


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I was mainly involved in design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and verification activities of the Spectrometer/Telescope Imaging X-Ray (STIX) instrument's Imager unit and subsystems. On July 12, 2017 STIX was successfully delivery to Airbus Defence and Space (UK).

The launch of Solar Orbiter is currently foreseen for

  • July 2017
  • October 2018
  • February 2019
  • Febraury 2020.

What am I doing now?

Since 2019 I am part of the Technical Section, a service infrastructure at AIP which supports scientists with design, manufacturing, assembly and integration activities for state-of-the-art and historic instruments.