Science Communication – The astro-ph Reader's Digest

Astrobites is a daily astrophysical literature journal written by graduate students in astronomy around the world. Its goal is to present one interesting paper per day in a brief format that is accessible to undergraduate students in the physical sciences who are interested in active research.

During my authoring activity for Astrobites from 2014–2016 I published a variety of blog articles. Currently, I am still active in the Astrobites community in administrative and supportive roles.

Why open research practices are a clever move 12/2016
Modest chaos in the early solar system 11/2016
Driving planetary dynamos by giant impacts 08/2016
Water worlds – self-arrests, thermostats and long-term climate stability 07/2016
Massive circumstellar disks accrete faster than low-mass ones 05/2016
Grand Fireworks from the Local Super-Bubble 04/2016
Bridging the gap: asteroid collisions without quantum foam 03/2016
The tempestuous adolescence of circumstellar disks 02/2016
Sustainable Climates on Greenhouse Super-Earths? 11/2015
Ripping Apart Asteroids to Account for Earth’s Strangeness 11/2015
Dry Out Super-Earths via Giant Impacts 10/2015
Triggered fragmentation in self-gravitating disks 09/2015
Giant planets from far out there 08/2015
Nature’s Starships Vol. II – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Bloody Cold Beginnings 07/2015
Nature’s Starships Vol. I – Ride in on Shooting Stars 06/2015
Circumplanetary disks… soon! 05/2015
Hot Shots: How to Trigger Star Formation in the Early Universe by Supernova Blast-Waves 05/2015
Why is star formation so inefficient? 04/2015
Are Extrasolar Worlds More Likely to Be Water-rich? 03/2015
Sneak a peek on the cause of death of protoplanetary disks 02/2015
Are Carbon-Rich Planets Just an Observational Bias? 01/2015
Orderly disorder: Simulations of planet-disk dynamics with AREPO 12/2014


ETH Zurich focusTerra special Exhibition "Expedition Solar System" 2018-19
Zurich Scientifica 2015 - "Licht und Astronomie – Geschichte und Geheimnisse des Universums" 09/2015
Figures and media for german popular science article “Exotische Welten – Wie alte Sterne neue Planeten bilden” by Dominik Schleicher in “Sterne und Weltraum” 08/2015
Astrobites reddit "Ask-Me-Anything" 06/2015
Visit of primary school in Zurich Seefeld with Q&A 06/2015
Visualisation video of cosmological star formation simulation 07/2014
Public talk “Ferne Welten im Computer: Planetenentstehung durch Gravitationsinstabilitäten” 03/2014