Philipp Arras


I am a string theorist who ended up working on Bayesian imaging algorithms for radio telescopes. After finishing my master's degree at Heidelberg University I joined Torsten Enßlin's group at the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. I am supervised by Rüdiger Westermann (TU Munich) and Torsten Enßlin (MPA) and funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in context of the Verbundprojekt D-MeerKAT project. For my PhD, I work on fully Bayesian radio aperture synthesis.


Invited Talks

  • Plenary talk, SKA Bursary Conference, Nov 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Institute colloquium, Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Oct 2018, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Institute colloquium, Center for Astrophysics and Space Physics, North-West University, Nov 2018, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  • Bayesian Imaging and Gridding workshop, May 2019, Cambridge University, UK.
  • Institute colloquium, May 2019, Würzburg, Germany.

Contributed Conference Talks

  • The Power of Faraday Tomography, May 2018, Miyasaki, Japan.
  • IEEE European Signal Processing Conference, Sep 2018, Rome, Italy.
  • Monitoring the Nonthermal Universe, Sep 2018, Cochem, Germany.


  • D-MeerKAT Collaboration meeting, Mar 2018, Würzburg, Germany.
  • Science with the MPIfR-MT Prototyp Telescope, Apr 2018, Bonn, Germany.
  • Bayesian Imaging meets Radio Reality (organized by Torsten Enßlin and me), Jul 2018, Garching, Germany.
  • Radio Imaging Workshop, Dec 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Bayesian Imaging meets Radio Reality II (organized by Torsten Enßlin and me), Aug 2019, Garching, Germany (more).

Papers and Publications

  • Unified Radio Interferometric Calibration and Imaging with Joint Uncertainty Quantification arXiv.
  • Radio Imaging With Information Field Theory: arXiv.
  • Terminal Singularities, Milnor Numbers, and Matter in F-theory: arXiv.



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