Education and Employment

  • 1981 – 1985: Volksschule Krones, Graz
  • 1985 – 1993: Akademisches Gymnasium Graz
  • June 21st, 1993: Matura “mit Auszeichnung”
  • 1993 – 1998: Diploma study of Theoretical Physics at the Institut für Theoretische Physik at the University of Graz.
  • July 12th, 1995: First Diploma Examination in “Physics” “mit Auszeichnung”
  • August 2nd, 1995: First Diploma Examination in “Astronomy” “mit Auszeichnung”
  • June 1998: Diploma thesis “Hadronic Decays in a Semirelativistic Constituent Quark Model” completed.
  • June 19th, 1998: Second Diploma Examination in “Physics” “mit Auszeichnung”
  • 23rd June – 10th September, 1998: Participant of the 1998 CERN Summer Student Programme, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • September 24th, 1998: Graduation to Magister rerum naturalium (Mag. rer. nat.)
  • September 1998 – November 2001: Ph.D. study in Theoretical Physics at the Institut für Theoretische Physik of the University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  • 2001: Ph.D. student under FWF research grant Nr. P14794 at the Institut für Theoretische Physik of the University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  • November 2001: Ph.D. thesis “A Relativistic Point-Form Approach to Quark-Antiquark Systems” completed.
  • November 26th, 2001: Rigorosum in “Physics” “mit Auszeichnung”
  • 2002: Postdoc under FWF research grant Nr. P14794 at the Institut für Theoretische Physik of the University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  • September 10th, 2002: Promotion (graduation) sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae to Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.)
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  • 2003 – 2005: Postdoc (Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellow) at Argonne National Laboratory in Physics Division Theory, Argonne, IL, USA
  • 2005 (2 months): Postdoc at the Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • 2005 – 2007: Postdoc (Erwin-Schrödinger-Return-Fellow) at the Institut für Physik at the University of Graz, Austria.
  • 2006 – present: Associated Scientist of the Doctoral Program Hadrons in Vacuum, Nuclei and Stars at the Institut für Physik at the University of Graz, Austria.
  • 2007 (3 months): Postdoc (MOEL-Fellow) at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 2008 – 2011: Postdoc and project leader (FWF project P20496) at the Institut für Physik at the University of Graz, Austria.
  • 2008 – present: Associate of the ECT*, Trento, Italy.
  • 2010: Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Graz, Austria.
  • 2011: Parental leave
  • 2012 (6 months): Professor for Theoretical Particle Physics at the Institut für Physik of the University of Graz, Austria.
  • 2013 – present: Postdoc and project leader (FWF project P25121) at the Institut für Physik at the University of Graz, Austria.
  • Member: Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG)
  • Member: American Physical Society (APS)