1992 PhD in Physics ( University of Heidelberg , magna cum laude)

since 1992: self educated painter, painting in oil and gouache, studying books and visiting exhibitions

2009 Diploma in "Free Drawing" at the distance learning institute ILS, Hamburg (course of 9 months, mark: 1.5 (A to B))

2010 Diploma in "Intensive Course in Painting"  at the distance learning institute SGD, Darmstadt (course of 12 months, mark: 2.0 (B))

 August 2013 student at the Summer Academy in Dresden