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Fabian Balzer

Ph.D. Student



+49 89 30000-XXX


Gießenbachstraße 1,

85748 Garching bei München

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Brief Bio:


Since September 2022, I am working on my Ph.D. in Astrophysics, supervised by Dr. Maximilian Fabricius and Prof. Ralf Bender.
Prior to my Ph.D. research, I received my Bachelor's and Master's degree at the University of Hamburg, for which I worked with Prof. Robi Banerjee on the analysis of hydrodynamical simulations and with Prof. Jochen Liske on a data pipeline to provide the input catalog for a 4MOST survey using photometric redshifts.

For my Ph.D., I have shifted my scientific focus to galaxy clusters, which are among the largest observable structures in the Universe and are particularly interesting to study in different wavelength domains. Currently, I am conducting optical follow-up of the eROSITA X-ray-detected clusters using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at the McDonald Observatory in Texas with their impressive integral field spectrograph. While the observations are ongoing, I am focusing on and enjoying the heap of programmatic analysis that comes along with such data.

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