I am Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Zurich. My research is centred on understanding the origin and evolution of the Universe and how stars, planets and galaxies form. We often use custom built supercomputers such as our in-house constructed zBox.
I enjoy communicating science to the public through different media. My 2012 popular book “Elefanten im All” describes the history and future of life and the universe. Updated in 2014, it is now available as a softback. It is also available in English under the title “Elephants in Space”, published by Springer in 2014. My latest book with publisher Kein & Aber is “Da Draussen - Leben auf unserem Planeten und anderswo”. It is available in German and Dutch (summer 2015 with NieuwAmsterdam).