Scientific Interests


My scientific interests lie in galaxy kinematics and evolution. I want to understand and describe how these bright overdensities in the universe emerge and evolve. Cosmological hydrodynamic simulations make it possible to trace the evolution of galaxies through time.
I have used the Magneticum simulations to study the evolution of angular momenta of the stellar components and imprints of mergers.
Now, I am studying gas accretion onto galaxies, the caused star-formation and the effect of the resulting feedback. These studies become especially exciting with the questions arising from observations with the James Webb Space Telescope, which not only allows for high-resolution observations in the highly star-forming cores of galaxies but also observes galactic evolution at the early universe briefly after the big bang.

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy - EXC 2094 - 390783311.