Distinctions

  • Walter Benjamin Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Seal of Excellence  from the European Commission
  • Next Step Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
  • Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
  • DAAD Conference Grant 
  • DAAD / PROMOS Scholarship (Student Exchange Programme)

Outside of Physics

Besides physics I am interested in all kind of things: I regularly go to the gym and in the summer I play beach volleyball. In the past, I have been part of a theater & musical group and a music band.  During my PhD I returned to playing the keyboard in a hobby band in Berlin and taking singing lessons again after a few years break. For many years I have also been part of an LGBTQ youth group. More recently I am very interested the vogueing and ballroom scene, especially in Berlin, Tokyo and San Francisco.