On the road to realitγ.

January 5, 2019




My research interests cover a wide range of topics in meteorology, physical oceanography and climate physics. My first steps in research were in the field of present-day climate dynamics using complex climate model simulations and since then my research methods touched many aspects between observational field work, statistics, numerical model development and parallel computing. For the project that finally led to my Master thesis, I recently did research on eddy parameterizations via an energy budget-based backscatter approach. During the time of my Master's programme I spent a winter in Svalbard, studying the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and also crossed the Tropical Atlantic on a research vessel. I am currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford to explore the potential of reduced numerical precision in weather and climate predictions. My PhD project aims to understand the bit-wise information content in geophysical fluid simulations with respect to predictability and climate. I am keen to develop diagnostics to identify the necessary numerical precision for future weather and climate models


  • BSc Physics of the Earth System, University of Kiel, 2010-13
  • Marine Physics, University of Western Brittany, France, 2013-14 (year 1 of MSc)
  • MSc Course on the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer, University Centre in Svalbard, 2016
  • MSc Climate Physics, University of Kiel, 2014-2017
  • PhD student in Climate Physics, University of Oxford, 2017-today


  • Post-doctoral research assistant, University of Oxford, 2017

Research Visits

  • Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany, 2012 and 2013
  • University of Oxford, UK, 2015

Awards and prizes

Oceanographic research cruises

  • Meteor M130. Tropical Atlantic from Mindelo, Cabo Verde to Recife, Brazil, 2016


Conference organization

  • Stumeta, 4-8 May 2016 in Kiel, Germany. Conference for meteorology students.
  • Grand Challenges Seminar on Anthropocene and the Post-Truth World, 15 May 2018 at Jesus College, Oxford, UK.
  • School of Climate Change, Oxford Climate Society, Hilary & Michaelmas Term 2019, Oxford, UK.


  • Python Programming at GEOMAR Kiel, Germany in June 2016, January 2017 and July 2017
  • RaspberryPi weather stations at NERC DTP field trip, Exmoor National Park, UK, September 2018
  • Numerical modelling demonstrator for DTP Environmental Research, Oxford, UK, October 2018