Scientific pathway.


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 parametrizations 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 assistent, University of Oxford, 2017

Research Visits

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

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. stumeta2016.de