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I'm a mathematician working in set theory. I'm mainly interested in (iterated) forcing, its application to set theory of the reals, and special sets of real numbers.

Since 2015, I work as a postdoc at the University of Hamburg, in the Mathematical Logic group of Prof. Benedikt Löwe.

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Curriculum vitae


2000 Reifeprüfung (High School Diploma) at the Europagymnasium Klagenfurt
Fall 2000 Begin of studying "Technische Mathematik" at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
Oct 2004 - Sept 2005 Zivildienst (substitute for military service)
Apr 2008 Awarded degree of "Diplom-Ingenieur der Technischen Mathematik" (Master of Science in Mathematics). Diploma thesis: On the existence of p-points and other ultrafilters in the Stone-Cech-compactification of N (advisor: Martin Goldstern).
Fall 2008 Begin of my PhD studies (advisor: Martin Goldstern).
2010 - 2011 Recipient of the DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Oct 2013 Finishing my PhD. Awarded degree of "Doktor der Technischen Wissenschaften"
PhD thesis: Special sets of real numbers and variants of the Borel Conjecture
(advisor: Martin Goldstern)

Conferences, Talks, Poster Presentations, Scientific Travels, ...

2005 - Several seminar talks at the Kurt Gödel Research Center (University of Vienna) and the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry (Vienna University of Technology)
Oct 2007 Poster presentation at the International Student Research Conference "Einsteins in the City 2" (at The City College of New York)
June 2008 UltraMath 2008, Applications of Ultrafilters and Ultraproducts in Mathematics, Pisa, Italy
Sept - Oct 2008 One-month stay in Rutgers (The State University of New Jersey)
Cooperation with Saharon Shelah
Feb 2009 Winter School in Abstract Analysis 2009, section Topology, Hejnice, Czech Republic
April 2009 Young Set Theory Workshop 2009, Bellaterra (near Barcelona), Spain
June 2009 ESI Workshop on Large Cardinals and Descriptive Set Theory, Vienna, Austria
Sept 2009 Two-week stay at the Institut Mittag-Leffler, Stockholm (during the fall 2009 scientific program "Mathematical Logic: Set theory and model theory")
Cooperation with Saharon Shelah
Feb 2010 Young Set Theory Workshop 2010, Raach (near Vienna), Austria
May 2010 New York Graduate Student Logic Conference 2010
Contributed Talk: "Small subsets of the real line and variants of the Borel Conjecture"
Feb 2011 Winter School in Abstract Analysis, section Set Theory, Hejnice, Czech Republic
Contributed Talk: "Borel Conjecture and dual Borel Conjecture (and other variants of the Borel Conjecture)"
March 2011 Young Set Theory Workshop 2011, Königswinter (near Bonn), Germany
June 2011 "Infinite and finite sets, celebrating Hajnal's 80th birthday", Budapest, Hungary
Contributed Talk: presenting an outline of our paper "Borel Conjecture and dual Borel Conjecture"
July 2011 Third European Set Theory Conference, Edinburgh, Great Britain
Aug 2011 TOPOSYM, 11th Topological Symposium, International Conference on General Topology and its Relations to Modern Analysis and Algebra, Prague, Czech Republic
Contributed Talk: "Marczewski Borel Conjecture and sigma-ideals dense in Sacks forcing"
Nov 2011 Invited Talk, research seminar of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, University of Bonn, Germany, presenting the paper "Borel Conjecture and dual Borel Conjecture"
Nov 2011 Workshop on Definability and Ideals, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Contributed Talk
Jan 2012 Talk at Joint FWF-JSPS Seminar on Forcing in Set Theory, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
March 2012 Invited for a series of talks at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland. Two talks about "Borel Conjecture and dual Borel Conjecture", one talk about "Sacks dense ideals"
May 2012 5th Young Set Theory Workshop, CIRM, Luminy (near Marseille), France
July 2012 Trends in set theory, Warsaw, Poland
Contributed Talk: "Variants of the Borel Conjecture and Sacks dense ideals"
Nov 2012 Miniworkshop at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Contributed Talk: "Galvin Mycielski Solovay Theorem Revisited: Characterizing Strong Measure Zero Sets in Topological Groups"
Jan 2013 Winter School in Abstract Analysis, section Set Theory, Hejnice, Czech Republic
Contributed Talk
June 2013 6th Young Set Theory Workshop, Santuario di Oropa (near Turin/Milano), Italy
July 2013 Erdős Centennial, Budapest, Hungary
July 2013 Sy David Friedman's 60th-Birthday Conference, Vienna, Austria
July 2013 4th European Set Theory Conference, Mon St Benet (near Barcelona), Spain
Sep/Oct 2013 ESI 2013 Set Theory Programme, Forcing, Large Cardinals and Descriptive Set Theory, Vienna, Austria
Oct 2013 PhD defense, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Oct 2013 Mostowski100, Andrzej Mostowski Centenary Conference, Warsaw, Poland
Nov 2013 Invited Talk, research seminar at the Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University/Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic


2004 - 2008 "Tutor für Maschinenbau" and "Tutor für Bauingenieurwesen", Mathematik 1 and 2 (Teaching Assistant for Students of Engineering).
2015 - current Teaching students of physics at University of Hamburg (Mathematik 1 - Mathematik 4)


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