I am interested in general relativistic astrophysics with a focus on
gravitational waves. Most of my work is concerned with the dynamics of
compact binaries (composed of black holes/neutron stars) and the gravitational
waves they emit. During my PhD, I studied spin effects in such binaries.
Later I investigated dynamical tides, which become
important when the orbital motion is in resonance with an oscillation mode of
the compact star. This is of particular interest for
neutron stars and I was granted a
DFG research fellowship for this project.
More recently I am also working on the effective-one-body model for gravitational
waveforms from compact binaries at the Max Planck
Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in
the group for Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity.
In this effective-one-body model, the results of analytic approximations are
incorporated synergetically, together with information from
full-fledged numerical simulations. This makes it one of the most powerful tools
to predict gravitational waveforms for gravitational wave astronomy.

## Publications

List of publictions from- INSPIRE-HEP (also the citation metrics)
- arXiv (free/open access to all articles)
- ADS

## Theses

PhD thesis: Canonical Formulation of Spin in General Relativity, published in*Ann. Phys. (Berlin)*

**523**(2011) 919-924

Diploma thesis (in German): Supersymmetric Lattice Field Theories

## Talks

List of talksSummary: 20 invited talks, including the international MG14 conference, the international GR20 and GR21 conferences, the 524. WE-Heraeus-Seminar, a main talk on the 2010 German Physical Society (DPG) meeting, and one as a candidate for the Thesis Price 2012 of the DPG.

"James B. Hartle Award" for a talk on the GR19 conference

## Outreach contributions

Talk on neutron stars and black holes in computers, Potsdam Science Day 2017Interview for Development Company for Television Program (dctp) on the work of PRL

**116**(2016) 181101

Interviews on the first gravitational wave detection by LIGO for: Antenne Brandenburg, Babelsberg Hitradio, Radio Frei, Reuters (TV)

Welt der Physik: Die Suche nach Gravitationswellen

Deutschlandfunk: Delle auf Reisen - Die Fahndung nach den Gravitationswellen

Deutschlandfunk: Neutronensterne - Mehr als ausgebrannte Sternleichen

## Lectures

IMPRS lecture week and geo-Q lecture week no 2 2017, four lectures on Einstein's field equations, spherical stars, and special relativityJürgen Ehlers Spring School 2017, three lectures on gravitational waves

Lectures on gravitational waves at the Humboldt University Berlin

geo-Q lecture week no 2 2016, two lectures on electrodynamics and special relativity

IMPRS lecture week no 2 2016, two lectures on generation of gravitational waves and spherical stars

IMPRS lecture week and geo-Q lecture week no 1 2016, five lectures on relativity

IMPRS lecture week no 1 2015, three lectures on relativity

One lecture on representations of semidirect products (in German)

## Various

Korteweg–de Vries Equation and Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics (in German), source code: soli.tar.bz2Experimental physics (in German): Protokolle zum F-Praktikum