The main subject of my research has been about compact binaries: how they form, evolve, merge and get observed. I have been mostly focusing on white dwarf-neutron star binaries. Here is an artist's impression of one such binary transferring mass:
The image is reproduced with the permission of Mark A. Garlick.
I am doing a PhD in theoretical astrophysics at Lund University. I have studied stability of mass transfer in white dwarf-neutron star binaries as they come into contact. We did it by using hydrodynamic simulations and subsequently modelling their long-term evolution. Currently I study how these binaries are produced dynamically in globular clusters. Back as a master student, I studied relativistic dynamics of binary compact objects and gravitational lensing by black holes.
I have been lucky enough to have been able to teach at different levels (lectures, exercises, labs) in more than ten different courses at Lund University: in astronomy, theoretical physics and general physics.
Apart from physics I enjoy mathematics, and also sports (mostly, running), art (mostly, films), theatre (mostly, improvisation), reading (mostly, books), and I also love talking to people.