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I'm a theoretical physicist specialized in numerical simulations of condensed matter systems. I have recently joined the Condensed Matter Theory at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Andreas Laeuchli. My research interests focus on models of strongly correlated electron-, spin- and electron-phonon systems; their (exotic) phases and quantum phase transitions, as well as new computational tools and methods. On these pages you'll find biographical information, information on research projects, publications and further tidbits.
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Born in the scenic Graz, Styria, Austria, I was raised by my mom a elementary school principal and my dad a high energy physicist, together with my older brother who is a trained zoologist and now a physician.
I obtained my undergraduate training at Karl-Franzens University and the Technical University Graz, and spent one intermittent year at Boston University, MA, before I started my PhD program at Wuerzburg University, Germany. After gaining first postdoctoral experience in Aachen, Germany, and again in Boston, MA, my lovely wife Magdalena (married since 2009) and I returned to Germany/Austria, where we live today.
Among my hobbies are the occasional hike, photography and lots of reading (preferably hard-SciFi), and as corny as it sounds: physics.
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- Since 08/2015
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck in the group of in the group of Andreas M. Laeuchli.
- 12/2014 – 07/2015
Visiting scholar at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, University of Wuerzburg. in the group of Fakher F. Assaad.
- 11/2012 – 11/2014
Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics, Boston University in the group of Anders W. Sandvik.
- 02/2011 – 10/2012
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, RWTH Aachen University in the group of Stefan Wessel.
- 10/2006 – 12/2010
Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, University of Wuerzburg. Advisor: Fakher F. Assaad.
- 10/2005 – 09/2006
Visiting scholar at the Department of Physics, Boston University. Advisor: Anders W. Sandvik.
- 10/1999 – 09/2005
Diploma-study of physics at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Graz University of Technology, University of Regensburg and Karl-Franzens University Graz. Advisor: Hans Gerd Evertz.