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current address:
Department Physik
Universität Hamburg
Luruper Chaussee 149
D-22761 Hamburg


Since October 2007 I am full professor at the II.Institute for theoretical physics at the University of Hamburg (physically on the DESY campus). For information on the group being constructed there see the group page in Hamburg.

For open positions in Hamburg please check here.

Since October 2005 I was directeur de recherche of CNRS. Since January 2007 I was physically at Astroparticules et Cosmologie (APC), Universite Paris 7.

Since October 1st 1999 I am a charge de recherche (permanent researcher) of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) first at the Departement d'Astrophysique Relativiste et de Cosmologie (DARC) of the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon and, since July 1st 2000, at the Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP). I am working on various problems of cosmology/astro-particle physics together with local and external collaborators.

From 1996-1999 I was a Research Scientist at the Physics Department and the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago, where I was also a Research Associate from 1993-1996 with a Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship awarded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung (see also the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America).

I received my Ph.D. in 1993 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, where I studied at the Fakultät für Physik. From 1990-1993 I worked as a doctoral student at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Werner-Heisenberg-Institut together with Georg Raffelt and Leo Stodolsky, mostly at the intersection of particle physics with astrophysics and cosmology.

I am member of the peer review and European roadmap committees of the Astroparticle Physics European Coordination (ApPEC).


Winter Semester 2010/2011:

For more details on current and past teaching check here.


these links need considerable updating, bare with me!

Feynman diagrams

Particle Interactions and Applications to Neutrino and Nuclear Astrophysics, and Cosmology:

giant air shower

Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays:

fast dynamo

Magnetohydrodynamics in the Early Universe:


Early Universe Relics:


Gravitational Wave Sources:


Useful Physics & Astrophysics Links

Links Related to Some of My Other Interests

Sun-moon Gravitat

To take a closer look, click on these wonderful Escher paintings!

Stop DISCLAIMER: All the opinions expressed here are purely mine, and have nothing to do with whatever institutions, companies, or persons mentioned above or in the entire universe (except myself, of course).

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Last modified: October 14, 2009