My ERC-funded project *Comparison and rigidity for scalar curvature* has open **PhD-** and **Postdoc positions**.
Applications are accepted through the Mathematics Münster application portal with **deadline November 1, 2024**.
In addition to applying through the portal, candidates are encouraged to contact me directly to express their interest in these positions.

I am a mathematician working at the intersection of geometry, analysis and topology with a particular focus on problems involving the scalar curvature of a Riemannian manifold.
Recently, my main passions have been to establish aspects of a comparison geometry for lower scalar curvature bounds as well as to study closely related geometric problems in the context of general relativity. Moreover, I am interested in topological properties of spaces of Riemannian metrics with positive scalar curvature.
A broad overview of my general research area can be found in the volumes *Perspectives in Scalar Curvature* edited by Misha Gromov and Blaine Lawson.

Since 2024 I am leading the **ERC Starting Grant** project **COMSCAL** (press release). My own position is funded by the **Heisenberg Programme** of the DFG.

I am a professor (temporary W2) at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Münster, where I am an investigator in the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster and a project leader in the CRC 1442 Geometry: Deformations and Rigidity. I also participate in the DFG priority programme Geometry at Infinity.

I obtained my doctoral degree in 2016 from the University of Göttingen, where I was a student of Thomas Schick. Before that I studied at the University of Vienna and wrote my Master thesis under the supervision of Goulnara Arzhantseva.