I defended my PhD thesis ("Pulsating pre-main sequence stars in young open clusters") in November 2005. Since then I held four peer-reviewed personal fellowships and grants and pursued my main research interest: studying young stars using their oscillations.
I held my habilitation colloquium on October 31, 2017, at the University of Innsbruck (title: "Asteroseismology of pre-main sequence stars").
Currently, I am working for the project "BRITE-Constellation: Science Exploitation and Operations" funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) at the Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics of the University of Innsbruck. Here I am working with a small team and share my enthusiasm with my international students and colleagues.
Already as a child I was fascinated by the stars, by space, rockets and satellites. Now my research focuses on a better understanding of the stars' childhoods and youths using data from ground and space based observatories.
When I am not working, I enjoy playing the piano and making chamber music with friends, reading books, cooking and meeting with friends and family.