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 level and now at the Goethe Universität in introductory courses to astronomy at the Bachelor’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.