Since June 2020, I’m a PhD candidate at the VLBI group of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) and member of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy and Astrophysics. My research interests cover 3D relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of AGN as well as imaging and studying the (circular) polarization of both the simulations and observational data.
To get there I studied what I had dreamed of since I was 14 years old: Astrophysics. Due to my early interest not only in Math and Physics but also in the moon and planets as a child, I looked for a fitting place to learn more about Astronomy. I moved from a small town at the German/Netherlands border to Bonn. There, I studied Physics and later Astrophysics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. I was lucky to get the possibility of writing my bachelor and master thesis at the VLBI group led by Prof. Anton Zensus. Under the supervision of Prof. Eduardo Ros and Dr. Nicholas MacDonald I studied „Very Long Baseline Array Imaging of a TANAMI Active Galactic Nuclei“ and „Extragalactic Jets – Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations & Ray-Tracing“.