I am currently a PhD student in astronomy at
Heidelberg University, Germany. I am part of the disk and planet research team of
Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), as well as
of the planet formation group at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) led by Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond.
My main research interests are in the field of protoplanetary disks and planet formation. In my PhD I focus on radiative transfer modeling
of transition disks, a powerful tool to directly link simulation results to current telescope observations at various wavelengths.
I am especially interested in hydrodynamical simulations of planet-disk interactions, and the comparison to ring structures and
non-axisymmetric features seen in recent polarized light and thermal emission data. Furthermore, I work on millimeter polarization
in the context of dust self-scattering, a new idea helping us to constrain the grain size distribution in disks.
I am a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at Heidelberg University (IMPRS-HD) and hold a Reimar-Lüst-Fellowship from the Max Planck Society.
PhD in Astronomy • 2014 - today
Member of IMPRS-HD
Reimar-Lüst-Fellow of the Max Planck Society
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond, Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning
Master of Science in Physics • 2011 - 2014
Master's thesis: 'Radiative Transfer Models of Non-axisymmetric Protoplanetary Disks'
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Heidelberg, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond
Bachelor of Science in Physics • 2008 - 2011
Bachelor's thesis: 'Outflows of Brown Dwarfs'
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
Supervisor: PD Dr. Viki Joergens
Abitur • 2008
Focus subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Politics
Further examination subject: French
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
pohl [at] mpia.de