I am an astronomer exploring the Universe, currently from Berlin (Germany). Before moving here in Winter of 2018, I lived and studied in Bonn (Germany), then from 2013-2016 worked as a postdoc in Cleveland (OH), followed by another postdoc position that took me to southern California / Los Angeles area in 2016. On this website I share some of my street photography. My job allows me to travel quite a bit, which sometimes is beneficial for my photography (but time to edit pictures is sparse; there is simply too much other interesting stuff going on in the cosmos).
You can have a look at my website if you would like to learn more about me, my science or see my portfolio of black and white photography. I used to write a science blog, too, and you can of course follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
Why “Eight Minutes Old”?
The Sun is about 150 million km away. Light travels at a speed of 300,000 km/s. It therefore takes about 500 seconds or 8.3 minutes to reach us on earth. I take my pictures with natural light, so the sunlight reflected off my motives is already eight minutes old.
What happened to the old blog?
I didn’t find the time to blog during the final phase of my PhD studies, so I stopped to blog regularly I might make an archive of the old blog posts available again at some point.