Well, I am Max. Born & raised in Germany where I also completed (with a year abroad in Madrid) my undergraduate studies – in Berlin, specifically. I did my PhD at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics in Oslo, Norway.
In my free time I like to go hiking, travelling and have some beers with friends (optimally but not necessarily all at the same time!).
My email address is maxbg*ucsb.edu in case you want to reach me.