Teaching & Admin

Take your teaching seriously. It will benefit your research.

(Anthony Legget, Nobel Laureate, visiting St Andrews)

Summer projects available ! …… plenty of ideas

PhD topics here and see My Science


Since 2013, I am a mentor in the Early career academics’ mentoring scheme.


since 2016/2017 Coordinating Final year Projects Astronomy
since 2014/2015 Co-organising the Physics & Astronomy colloquium (together with Dr Jonathan Keeling )
2014/2015, 2015/2016 Coordinating 2nd year astrophysics (see School’s webpage )

Lab Tours

Lab Tours about ongoing research at the School of Physics & Astronomy, St Andrews, for 2nd year students.


2nd yr Astronomy AS2001/AS2101 (incl labs & tutorials)
2015 together with Drs Jane Greaves, Martin Dominik and Hongsheng Zhao
2016 together with Dr Martin Dominik, and Profs Cameron and Horne
2017 together with Profs Cameron and Horne

Contemporary Astrophysics (St Andrews)
(4th year undergraduate course in St Andrews; in 2008 jointly for the SUPA graduate school in the Universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow)
Autumn 2014 together with Dr Carolin Villforth and Dr Guillaume Laibe (The lecture will take part in the Open Minds initiative of the University of St Andrews which invites members of the public into the lecture halls.)
Autumn 2013 together with Dr Carolin Villforth and Dr Guillaume Laibe
Autumn 2012 together with Dr Aline Vidotto and Dr Scott Gregory
Autumn 2011 together with Dr Jane Greaves & Dr HongShen Zhao
Autumn 2008 together with Dr Carsten Weidner & Dr Aleks Scholz
2006 & 2007 together with Dr Scott Gregory & Dr Aleks Scholz

Advanced Topics in Modern Physics
Lecture series for good Honours students at the School of Physics & Astronomy introducing to a few more of the fundamental physics concepts
(organised by Dr Chris Hooley, University of St Andrews, details on pg 27 here )
Nov 2012, Oct 2013, Sept 2016

(3rd year undergraduate course in St Andrews)
Spring 2012 together with Andrew Collier Cameron
Spring 2009 together with Leslie Hebb & Dieter Poelman
2007 & 2008 together with Ian Bonell & Leslie Hebb


(4th year undergraduate course in St Andrews) Autumn 2010

Stellar Structure & Evolution
(2nd year undergraduate course in St Andrews)
Autumn 2009 together with Ian Bonnell

Stellare Hydrodynamik (SS 2003, TU Berlin)
Physik Brauner Zwerge (WS 2001/2002, TU Berlin)

Astro Labs

Computational Astrophysics
Spring 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
together with Peter Woitke; University of St Andrews

2nd yr Astronomy Labs 2014/15
, 2015/2016

Astrophysikalisches Praktikum I (WS 2002/2003, TU Berlin)

Physics & Astronomy Tutorials

Physics 2A tutorial 2012/13, 2013/14, 2016/2017 University of St Andrews
Physics 1B Group Discovery tutorials 2016, 2017, University of St Andrews


Diplomarbeiten / Master Thesis / Summer projects/Final year projects 
+ helping out and providing topics for Transferable Skills (Junior Honors course)

Astronomische Gesellschaft