I was born in Moscow, but my parents took me to Germany (Jülich) when I was 7. Today I speak both Russian and German, English, and some French. I did my Abitur in Karlsruhe, where I also was an undergraduate in physics. I took an excursion to the University of Oslo, where, after learning about physics in space, I decided to let go of Earth entirely and went on to study astrophysics at the University of Potsdam. I did my master's project at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam on stellar flares in open clusters. Since the end of 2018 I have been a happy doctoral student, mostly supervised by Katja Poppenhäger
and Sarah J. Schmidt
My research interests include: stellar magnetic activity, (magnetic) star-planet interactions, and the solar-stellar connection. Otherwise I care about existential/suffering risks for sentient beings, better science and insitutions, practical and population ethics, and green politics.
I spend my leisure time reading, meditating, drinking coffee, dancing and walking around Potsdam. Check out Jens Fischer
for a cool data science person.