About me

Away from the daily routine, I love to travel. Fortunately, I can combine this with my job occasionally and visit places I might never have discovered otherwise. During these trips, I get unseemly pleasure from local street food, and most of the time, I pretend to care about good coffee. When I'm not traveling or working in the office, you'll probably find me in the gym practicing table tennis.

Impressions from the road...

In the last few years, I've been fortunate enough to travel to many different places around the world. For me, traveling isn't just about relaxing on the beach or being on vacation; it's more about expanding your perspective and stepping outside your comfort zone. Traveling helps you develop skills you didn't know you had. This can be about reaching the top of a mountain or the ability to eat alone in a restaurant without feeling out of place. At the same time, it means exploring nature, meeting fascinating people, and getting to know their stories. On my trips, I try to capture some of the impressive moments in photos, which you are welcome to check out below.







Impressions from the gym...

At age ten, I joined the local table tennis club in my hometown, the TTSG 76 Wittlich. Since then, I have played there in all youth and men's teams and worked as a youth coach for quite a while. My current table tennis ranking (TTR score) of 1738 is the result of 511 official matches (304 wins and 207 losses), which took place in the period from  September 2006 till today. The ranking changes immediately after each official point match and after each tournament and is supposed to make the performance levels between players comparable.  During my time at Oxford, I joined the Oxford University Table Tennis Club (OUTTC) and played for the university team in cup and league games.

Oxford, UK  -  March 5th, 2022
79th Table Tennis Varsity 

The photo shows our team after winning the 79th Table Tennis Varsity, the annual duel against the University of Cambridge.  In case you are interested in more information about the Varsity competition, you can find it here: Varsity program 2022.

November 15th, 2023
Individual Table Tennis Ranking

The TTR score is a statistical score that represents a player's current table tennis performance level on a daily basis. The entire database contains several hundred thousand players (amateur and professional) for whom all daily TTR scores are known retrospectively. Therefore, some exciting questions could be addressed using this naturally occurring data.


Further interests

I developed these simple games in Python as part of an online introductory course. Please feel free to run the codes and apply any changes you want. They should work fine on your computer with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. Mac users should not use Safari in full-screen mode. Unfortunately, the games do not work on cell phones.

January 15th, 2023

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December 20th, 2023

February 19th, 2024
Tic Tac Toe