|We have moved to the city of Karlsruhe in the southwest of Germany in Summer 2011.||Karlsruhe|
|Berlin||I've been living in the capital of Germany from 2008 to 2011 while working at DESY in Zeuthen.|
|As a postdoc at Fermilab I enjoyed life in Naperville IL, a suburb of Chicago, for three years.||Chicago|
|Siegen||In Siegen I finished my Ph.D. thesis.|
|For 2.5 years I was on a research assignment to DESY for my Ph.D., living in Hochkamp, a beautiful suburb of the free and hanseatic city of Hamburg.||Hamburg|
|Dortmund||I spent my undergraduate years at Dortmund, which at times is called Germany's beer and/or football (i.e. soccer) capital.|
|I grew up in Dedinghausen, a small village close to the town of Lippstadt, where I went to school.||Lippstadt|
|Music||I used to be an avid tenor sax player,
but other things are keeping me busy these days. |
The giant: John Coltrane defined it.
The modern standard: Michael Brecker.
I love the soprano sound of Bill Evans.
I used to play a Selmer (France)
S80 Super Action Serie II tenor saxophone, Dave Guardala "M. Brecker" mouthpiece,
LaVoz Medium reeds and a Winslow ligature.