Hello. I’m Tim.
I’m working as senior technology consultant for Senacor Technologies; currently, I’m deployed as a business analyst and data scientist at a large bank in Germany.
I gained a PhD in physics from Heidelberg University in 2018 for my work on the effect of intrinsic galaxy alignments on surveys of cosmic weak gravitational lensing. I was fellow of the physics graduate schools HGSFP and IMPRS and was working at Astronomisches Recheninstitut, which is part of the Centre for Astronomy at Heidelberg University. After finishing my PhD, I worked as a junior editor at “spektrum.de“, “Spektrum der Wissenschaft”, as well as “Sterne und Weltraum“.
I’ve also co-written a university textbook with two other physicists for physics as a minor subject, as taken by students of medicine, natural sciences, pharmacy, etc., published by Springer-Spektrum publishing. The book has since been published in a second edition (2019).
Apart from physics, I’m interested in politics, technology, history, music, comedy, and games/(e-)sports.
I’m a member of the SPD (German labour) party, and am acting as chairman of the local party chapter in Heidelberg-Neuenheim, as well as vice chairman of the SPD in Heidelberg. I was running for city council in 2019 as number 33 on the SPD list as well.
My competences in politics range from digital age policies, research/educational policy, foreign and security policy, to economic and financial policy. I count myself part of the left/progressive wing of the party.
I’m furthermore a student of Esperanto, as I find the idea of a neutral global auxiliary language to be a very practical and commendable idea.