My background is in theoretical physics. I did my PhD research on stellar and gas dynamics. For about 12 years I worked at the Albert Einstein Institute in Golm, Potsdam, close to Berlin, where I was the group leader of Astrophysics. At the AEI I worked on gravitational waves physics. I broadened my experience, working on planetary formation theory with numerical simulations. I have recently expanded my interests to sources of X-ray emission, such as the tidal disruption of a star, accretion power mechanisms and the electromagnetic emission associated to these phenomena. I am interested in GPU computing, in particular in developing new algorithms in stellar dynamics written in CUDA. Find more about me here.