April 2016:
Lecture series on CFT and non-abelian bosonization at the EPFL... [More]

August 2015:
Accepted offer to start as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne...

July 2015:
Albertus Magnus Teaching Award. Many thanks to my enthusiastic students!

June 2014:
Jochen admitted to Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS). Congratulations!

April 2014:
Jerome Dubail (Nancy) visiting for a week...

March 2014:
Hong-Hao Tu (MPQ) visiting for a week...

January 2014:
Abhishek Roy (Urbana-Champaign) starting as a postdoc...

October 2013:
Kasper successful with his PhD Defense. Congratulations...

April 2013:
Spin Model Seminar started... [More]

January 2013:
Successful with Habilitation...

June 2012:
University of Cologne and BCGS successful in the German Federal "Excellence Initiative". [More]

June 2012:
Peter awarded Marie-Curie Fellowship for research at the University of Luxembourg. Congratulaions!

November 2011:
Abbas Saberi awarded Humboldt Fellowship. Congratulations!

October 2011:
Harm Michalski and Nezhla Aghaei joined the group for their diploma/master thesis.

July 2011:
Kasper admitted to Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS).

May 2011:
Kasper awarded Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for his master thesis. Congratulations!

May 2011:
SFB project evaluated positively.

May 2011:
Abbas Saberi (Teheran) starting as a postdoc...

April 2010:
Offer to lead a Junior Research Group in Cologne.

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This page provides a brief summary of my academic development.

Current affiliation

Leader of a Junior Research Group in Mathematical Physics at the University of Cologne, funded by Prof. Zirnbauer's Leibniz Award. In January 2013, I finished my Habilitation and received the degree "Privat-Dozent".

In May 2016 I will start a new position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Postdoctoral phase

Doctoral phase

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (1999-2003), mostly funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. My PhD was awarded by the Humboldt University Berlin.


Freie Universität Berlin: Studies in Physics and Mathematics (1995-1999), partially supported by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Long term academic visits