Particle physicist with interest in probability and data analysis techniques. He is a member of the GERDA and ZEUS Collaborations and has initiated a project in plasma wakefield acceleration at CERN. He is a founder of the Bayesian Analysis Toolkit (BAT) and author of several publications on topics of probability and statistics, and he teaches Data Analysis and Monte Carlo Methods at the Technical University in Munich. He is currently managing Director for the Max Planck Institute of Physics in Munich.