Welcome to my website
I am an Astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, Germany. There, I am contributing to the realisation of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) as ELT Working Group coordinator. Please get in touch if you are interested to get involved!
My research is focussed on the formation of large-scale structure, especially clusters of galaxies, and the evolution of galaxies in high-density environments. I also developed an interest in studying the dwarf galaxy population at very low surface brightnesses (galaxies that are now regularly called Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies). On this website you may find some information about my research projects and activities.
address: ESO Headquarters
Karl-Schwarzschild Str. 2
85748 Garching bei Muenchen
The conference "Extreme Galaxies and their Extreme Environments as Probes of Galaxy Formation" had to be postponed to 2022.
The image above shows a composition of all the ESO observatories and the Headquarters. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser