Curriculum vitae -
In brief: Counting stars.
Not quite so brief: Determining the fraction of multiple systems
in different environments. This includes young stars in
star-forming regions like Taurus-Auriga, Scorpius-Centaurus,
Chamaeleon, Orion, Lupus, Ophiuchus, and old population II stars in
the galactic halo.
If you want to read even more, you are welcome to look at my
Since real binaries tend to be close together, I'm interested in
high-angular-resolution observing techniques. I started with
speckle interferometry and Adaptive Optics systems, then I worked on
the data reduction software for the
mid-infrared interferometric instrument MIDI
and the astrometric instrument PRIMA of the VLTI.
In Vienna, I am working on the data reduction pipelines for
two instruments planned for the
European Extremely Large Telescope.
Once upon a time, when I had some spare time left, I used to write
nice little programs to make life and work easier.
Some of them can be found on my software-page.