Welcome to my homepage.

About me

Well, I am Max. Born & raised in Germany where I also completed my undergraduate studies – in Berlin, specifically. I did my PhD at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics in Oslo, Norway.

Currently, I am leading the Max Planck Research Group “Multiphase Gas” at MPA. Before that, I was a Hubble fellow/postdoc at JHU and UCSB.

In my free time I like to go hiking, traveling and have some beers with friends.



Probably the best way to see a complete list of my publications is at SAO/NASA ADS or on the arXiv.


My Work

In a nutshell: I am a theoretical astrophysicist who worked mainly on modified gravity, Lyman-alpha observables, and small-scale (magneto-)hydrodynamic simulations.

Generally, I like to work on the interface between observers and theorists. This involves, e.g., numerical simulations & modeling.

More details about my work can be found in my publications and by clicking on the images below.


During some projects I assembled some data or made some movies which might be interesting to others.



Probably the best way to reach me is via email: maxbg mpa garching mpg de