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Julia Bodensteiner

ESO Fellow

About Me

I was born in Munich, lived in Spain and Belgium for a while, and now I am back in my hometown. One of the things I enjoy the most about my job is the international environment, the different cultures, places and languages I am exposed to.

Julia hiking in the mountains

In my free time, I like to be out in the nature. I really enjoy hiking, and I am making the most of the short distance between Munich and the Alps. Given the lack of mountains in Belgium, where I lived for four years, I developed a passion for road biking as well. I also like photography and I am making my own clothes (and face masks during Covid-times).



2017 - 2021

Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven

PhD thesis: "Detection and characterization of massive binary interaction products"

Master of Science

2015 - 2017

Technical University of Munich

MSc thesis: "Interaction between Massive Stars and the Interstellar Medium"

Bachelor of Science

2011 - 2015

Technical University of Munich

Including one year ERASMUS at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain