I am a theoretical high-energy astrophysicist, currently in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the Institute für Theoretische Physik, Goethe Universität Frankfurt-am-Main and part of the JETSET Advanced ERC Project (PI: Prof. Luciano Rezzolla). In September 2021, I defended my PhD thesis entitled “Compact Object Coalescences and Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Gravitational-Wave Era” which I prepared at the Institut d’astrophysique de Paris with Frédéric Daigne and Robert Mochkovitch.
My research interests are binary neutron star mergers and their electromagnetic counterparts, relativistic jets and high-energy emission processes in general, and multi-messenger cosmology. In addition to my theoretical activity, I am invested as a Burst Advocate in the French-Chinese high-energy satellite mission SVOM and lead optical follow-up campaigns of gravitational-wave alerts with the mission’s ground segment.
Since my years as a graduate student I have continuously taught: at the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, where I tutored classes in statistical physics, astronomical observations and data analysis at the Master’s level and now at the Goethe Universität in introductory courses to astronomy at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. I try to keep an open ear towards theoretical physics through some of my friends from undergrad, with whom I shared a rather formal education in physics and mathematics. I like to use this insight to compose problem sets for my teaching.