I am Associate Professor at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics of the Radboud University Nijmegen. My research focuses on theoretical high energy physics (THEF) centered on questions related to Quantum Gravity.
One of the aims of my research group is the construction of a consistent and predictive quantum field theory for the gravitational force within Wilson's modern formulation of renormalization. Naturally, this research line connects several avenues towards quantum gravity including the Asymptotic Safety program, Causal Dynamical Triangulations and Horava-Lifshitz gravity. Moreover, our research explores consequences of quantum gravity effects in cosmology, black hole physics and the microscopic structure of spacetime.
From 2009 to 2015, I held an Emmy-Noether fellowship on Functional Renormalization Group Methods in Quantum Gravity from the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG). Currently, I am principal investigator in the FOM Vrije Programma 13VP12 Quantum gravity and the search for quantum spacetime headed by Prof. Renate Loll.