My main interests are devoted to the very high energy (VHE, E > 50 GeV) astroparticle physics with Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs). In particular, I am interested in VHE gamma-ray emission mechanisms from distant AGNs and cosmological implications of observations of AGNs at these energies.



Since 06/2012              Otto Hahn group leader at MPI for physics, Munich
06/2010 - 06/2012        Otto Hahn postdoctoral researcher at IFAE, Barcelona
06/2008 - 06/2010        Marie Curie fellow at IFAE, Barcelona
02/2007 - 05/2008        Postdoctoral researcher at IFAE, Barcelona


Since 06/2012              Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for physics Munich, Otto Hahn group leader
02/2007 - 06/2012        Researcher in the MAGIC/CTA group at IFAE, Barcelona
11/2003 - 01/2007        PhD thesis in the MAGIC/CTA group at MPI for physics, Munich
04/2002 - 09/2007        Diploma student at HEGRA/HESS group of Prof. Dr. G. Heinzelmann at Hamburg University


07/2013                       IUPAP Young Researcher Award 2013 for the work on gamma-ray blazars and extragalactic background light
06/2012                       MAGIC Senior Prize 2012
02/2009                       Awarded by the Max Planck Society to lead an Otto Hahn group
10/2008                       Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society 2008
01/2008                       Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship for 2 years


Since 04/2013              Convener of the AGN group of the MAGIC collaboration
12/2009 - 11/2013        Member of the MAGIC Time Allocation Committee
Since 10/2009              MAGIC upgrade manager
Since 07/2009              Member of the Technical Board of MAGIC
Since 09/2008              Member of the Speakers' Bureau of the MAGIC collaboration
Since 01/2008              Work on the CTA design studies focusing on the science case
Since 01/2008              Responsible for slow control of the trigger and readout system of the MAGIC telescopes
Since 2006                   Coordination of efforts for joint observations between the three big collaborations H.E.S.S., MAGIC and VERITAS
Since 2005                   Principal Investigator of many successful MAGIC observations of extragalactic sources with focus on distant blazars


09/2010 - 05/2012        Lectures on the extragalactic background light and cosmology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
11/2011                       Teacher/Organizer of a special CTA workshop, Tokyo, Japan
01/2011                       Teacher on spectral unfolding of the data at the second stereo MAGIC analysis workshop, Zeuthen, Germany
03/2010                       Teacher on spectral unfolding of the data at the first MAGIC analysis workshop, Dortmund, Germany
02/2008                       Teacher on EBL physics and spectral unfolding of the data at MAGIC software school, Benasque, Spain


Since 08/2012              Supervision of a PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for physics, Munich, Ms. Priyadarshini Bangale
09/2009 - 01/2013        Supervision of a PhD thesis in the IFAE group, Dr. Gianluca Giavitto
02/2007 - 06/2009        Co-supervision of a PhD thesis of Dr. Manel Errando


• Expert on non-thermal physics at very high energies with focus on extragalactic gamma ray sources, in particular Active Galactic Nuclei
• Expert knowledge on diffuse extragalactic background light and cosmology studies using very high energy gamma ray data from distant
• Expert knowledge of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes, their construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance
• Expert in data analysis, advanced analysis techniques and Monte-Carlo - data validation
• High experience in project leadership and large project coordination
• Excellent interpersonal skills, very experienced in team-work and student supervision
• Sportive, tennis player, many awards as young player, run at Berlin Marathon in 2000
• Fluent in written and spoken English, German, and Russian, good knowledge of Spanish


12/2007                       PhD in physics at the TU, Munich. Grade: summa cum laude
06/2003                       Diploma in physics at U Hamburg. Grade: very good (1.0)


Birth date                    30 March 1976
Birth place                   St-Petersburg, Russia


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