### Education

- 2001
- Abitur
- Gymnasium Oberursel, Germany
- 2002-2003
- Vordiplom Mathematics
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
- 2001-2005
- BA, MS
- University of Pennsylvania, USA
- 2005-2010
- PhD, Department of Physics
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

### Awards and Grants

Phi Beta Kappa

Second Place, Class of 1880 Mathematics Competition

Mathematics Undergraduate Research Prize 2005

William E. Stephens Memorial Prize 2004-2005 (Dept. of Physics)

Rose Undergraduate Research Award 2005

University Scholar

Vagelos Scholar in Molecular Life Sciences

MIT-France Travel Grant, Summer 2008

Graduate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara, USA, Fall 2008

### Talks

- May 2006, contributed talk
- 95th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- Mapping Complicated (Protein) Surfaces onto a Sphere
- May 2007, contributed talk
- 97th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- Prediction of Transcription Factor Specificity Using All-Atom Models
- May 2008, contributed talk
- 99th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- Melting of Persistent Double-Stranded Polymers
- June 2008, seminar
- Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud
- Nonmonotonic effects of parallel sidewalls on Casimir forces between cylinders
- November 2008, invited talk
- Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara
- A General Formulation for the Casimir Energy and its Practical Application
- Recording
- October 2009, invited short talk
- Symposium "Trajectories and Friends" in celebration of Prof. Nihat Berker's 60th birthday
- Melting of Persistent Double-Stranded Polymers
- December 2009, contributed talk
- 102nd Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universität Heidelberg
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Department of Physics, Technische Universität München
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, seminar
- Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- ICTP, Trieste
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- January 2010, invited talk
- Condensed Matter Theory Group, Yale University
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- February 2010, invited talk
- Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- February 2010, invited talk
- Département de Physique de la Matière Condensée, University of Geneva
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- February 2010, invited talk
- Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- February 2010, invited talk
- Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- March 2010, invited talk
- Department of Physics, Virginia Tech
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- March 2010, contributed graduate student lunch talk
- Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- March 2010, invited talk
- Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UC San Diego
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- March 2010, invited talk
- Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC San Francisco
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- April 2010, contributed talk
- Third Annual Greater Boston Area Quantum Matter Meeting
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- April 2010, invited talk
- Casimir, van der Waals and nanoscale interactions school
- École de Physique des Houches
- Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- May 2010, contributed talk
- 103rd Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- Casimir interaction of an object with a cavity
- December 2011, contributed talk
- 106th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- Biochemical "FM radio" receivers
- January 2012, chalk talk
- The Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study
- Characterizing biological frequency-detection circuits by their dynamical properties
- March 2012, poster
- Systems Biology Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- Biochemical "FM radio" receivers