Welcome to my personal homepage!

If you want to learn more about me, my work, or my thoughts, you’ve come to the right place.

About Me

Let me introduce myself

That's me!

I am a German living in Malmö, Sweden, and I’m currently finishing my studies as a Master’s student in Physics at Heidelberg University, Germany. I have conducted my Master’s project at Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, as a part of Team Ocean (check out my research for more).

During my Bachelor’s at Heidelberg University, I specialized on computational physics, and conducted my thesis project as a member of the Terrestrial Systems group at IUP, Heidelberg.

Although I have been doing Environmental Physics for a while now, I mostly see myself as a ‘computer guy’. I have a passion for software, modeling, and effective communication & visualization.

My personal interests cover a wide range between Coding and Technology, Science, Art and Design, and Pop Culture (and so does my blog). My tools of choice are Ubuntu, Python, Jupyter notebooks, InkScape, LaTeX, and C++.

Code Projects

DORiE

A numerical solver for the Richards equation (soil water flow in unsaturated media), based on the DUNE framework, and developed at the Institute of Environmental Phyics, Heidelberg (unreleased).

Enhanced Botero Model

An open source package for simulations of animal species based on a model proposed by Botero et al., 2015. View on GitHub.

This homepage

This homepage (including the blog) is entirely static and hosted on GitHub Pages. It is created using Pelican, a static site creator based on Python. The theme of this homepage is based on molivier‘s “Nest”, but was heavily altered and extended by myself to fit my needs.

If you like, you can have a look at the sources at GitHub. Everything you see here is open-source, so feel free to use it for your own project!

Research

My Master's thesis

Master’s thesis

During my Master’s thesis in Physical Oceanography at NBI Copenhagen, I ran ocean simulations using the CESM climate model. I examined the dependence of cross-equatorial flow and the meridional overturning circulation (MOC) on viscosity close to the western ocean boundaries. My work at NBI was an interesting mixture of modeling, data evaluation, and theory. My finished thesis, along with the LaTeX sources, can be found on GitHub.

Bachelor’s thesis

In my Bachelor’s thesis, I implemented and benchmarked adaptive grid refinement in a numerical solver for the Richards equation, a partial differential equation describing soil water flow. See also DORiE at my code projects, or on the TS-CCEES group homepage.

Contact

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