2018 - | Senior researcher at the University of Tartu |
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2015 - 2018 | Researcher at the University of Tartu |

2012 - 2015 | Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tartu |

2010 - 2012 | Teaching, student supervision and course development at the University of Hamburg |

2007 - 2010 | PhD at the University of Hamburg with grade "very good" ("sehr gut")PhD thesis on "Geometric constructions for repulsive gravity and quantization" under supervision of Dr. Mattias Wohlfarth |

2003 - 2007 | Diploma in physics at the University of Hamburg with grade "very good" ("sehr gut", 1.3)Diploma thesis on "Quantum aspects of spinning strings on AdS _{3} × S^{3} × T^{4} with RR-flux" under supervision of Prof. Jan Louis and Dr. Sakura Schäfer-Nameki |

2001 - 2003 | Pre-Diploma in physics at the University of Hamburg with "distinction" ("ausgezeichnet", 1.1) |

1999 - 2001 | Ratsgymnasium Wolfsburg, Abitur with grade "very good" ("sehr gut", 1.2) |

1996 - 1999 | Gymnasium im Eichholz Vorsfelde |

1994 - 1996 | Orientierungsstufe Rühen |

1990 - 1994 | Grundschule Rühen |

2018 | Occasional lectures on "Data processing and scientific computing" |
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2016 | Seminar on "Selected Chapters in the Theories of Gravity" |

2015 - 2018 | Lecture on "Nonlinear Dynamics" |

2015 | Lecture on "Differential Geometry for Physicists" |

2014 | Lecture on "Selected Chapters in the Theories of Gravity" |

2012 | Exercise class on "Quantum Theory" |

2012 | Exercise class and tutorial on "Physics II" |

2011 / 2012 | Development of a practical course on GPU computing |

2011 / 2012 | Supervision of student projects on "Computational Physics" |

2011 / 2012 | Exercise classes on "Physics I" and "Theoretical Physics I" |

2011 | Occasional lectures on "Physics I" and "General Relativity" |

2011 | Assistance for the lecture "Introduction to Theoretical Physics I" |

2011 | Exercise class on "Physics I" |

2006 / 2007 | Exercise class on "Supersymmetry and Supergravity" |

2006 / 2007 | Exercise class on "Theoretical Mechanics" |

2005 - 2012 | Practical courses on electronics and data acquisition using LabVIEW |

2002 - 2005 | Development of an online information system for physics students |

Student(s) | Title | Project type | Institution | Start date | End date |
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Kay Bestmann, Raphael Richter | Hartree-Fock Näherung des Wassermoleküls | seminar project | Universität Hamburg | 2011-10-18 | 2012-02-03 |

Kevin Croker | Weak-lensing Constraint of Modified Gravity through Simulation | visiting PhD | University of Hawaii / Tartu Ülikool | 2015-09-01 | 2016-05-31 |

Olger Männik | N-keha simulaatori programmeerimine | high school project | Nõo Reaalgümnaasium / Tartu Ülikool | 2016-01-26 | 2016-05-26 |

Ulbossyn Ualikhanova | Gravity theories based on torsion: theoretical and observational constraints | PhD | Tartu Ülikool | 2016-09-01 | 2020-08-31 |

Daniel Blixt | Phenomenology and geometric foundations of bigravity and its extensions | PhD | Tartu Ülikool | 2017-09-01 | 2021-08-31 |

Dagmar Läänemets | Bachelor | Tartu Ülikool | 2018-10-08 | 2019-XX-XX | |

Kristjan Lääts | Bachelor | Tartu Ülikool | 2018-10-08 | 2019-XX-XX | |

Konstantinos Pallikaris | Cartan geometric approach to gravity theories and quantization | PhD | Tartu Ülikool / National Technical University of Athens | 2018-12-01 | 2022-11-31 |

Code | Title | Funding agency | Grant type | Role | Start date | End date |
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GRK 602 | Future Developments in Particle Physics | Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft | Research Training Group | PhD student | 2007-03-01 | 2009-03-31 |

WO 1447/1-1 | The geometric basis of generalized theories of gravity and geometrical methods in string cosmology | Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft | Emmy Noether Programme | PhD student | 2009-04-01 | 2010-09-31 |

ERMOS 115 | Geometric extensions of general relativity - foundations and phenomenology | Estonian Research Council | Post-doctoral grant | Post-doctoral fellow | 2012-09-01 | 2015-08-31 |

PUT 790 | Geometric foundations of gravity and their comparison to observations | Estonian Research Council | Startup research grant | Principal investigator | 2015-09-01 | 2018-12-31 |

TK 133 | The Dark Side of the Universe | Archimedes | Centre of excellence | Research group leader | 2016-03-01 | 2023-08-31 |

CA15117 | Cosmology and Astrophysics Network for Theoretical Advances and Training Actions | European Cooperation in Science and Technology | Networking Action | Management Committee Member | 2016-04-08 | 2020-04-07 |

MOBJD423 | Energy conditions and singularities in the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity | Estonian Research Council | Post-doctoral grant | Supervisor | 2019-01-01 | 2020-12-31 |

PRG356 | Gauge gravity: unification, extensions and phenomenology | Estonian Research Council | Team grant | Senior research staff | 2019-01-01 | 2023-12-31 |

- Finalist in the national competition for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO, 2000 & 2001) and International Physics Olympiad (IPhO, 2001).
- Finalist in the competition "FormelX", founded by the Department of Culture of Lower Saxony for the improvement of mathematical and scientific education, 2001.

- Joint work with Christian Pfeifer (Leibniz University Hannover) on Finsler geometric theories of gravity.
- Joint work with Steffen Gielen (Imperial College London) and Derek Wise (University of Erlangen) on Cartan geometric theories of gravity.
- Several joint projects with the members of the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (University of Tartu) on the post-Newtonian limit of (multi-)scalar-tensor theories of gravity.
- Upcoming collaboration with Kevin Croker (University of Hawaii) on weak lensing constraints of multimetric gravity.

- Member of the Lepage Research Institute (2018 - present).
- Organization of the conference "Teleparallel Gravity" (Tartu, Estonia, 2018).
- Associate Editor of the International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics (2017 - present).
- Organization of the conference "Geometric Foundations of Gravity" (Tartu, Estonia, 2017 & 2019).
- Organization of educational meetings for former and current participants of the International Physics Olympiad in Hamburg 2004 and Bremen 2009, participation in yearly meetings including teaching activities.
- Several proof readings for the book "Representations of Linear Groups" by Rolf Berndt, Vieweg + Teubner 2007.
- Several interviews and articles on everyday physics for the journal of physics students in Hamburg, "Impuls", 2002 - 2006.
- Participation in the Mathematical Correspondence Circle of the Institute for Mathematics, University of Göttingen, 2000 - 2005.
- Thorough programming experience using C, C++, Java, CUDA, OpenCL and assembly language.