Hello! I’m Andrea Gebek (born 1997), a PhD-student in astronomy at the University of Ghent (Belgium).

I grew up in Switzerland, in a small but very touristic village in the foothills of the alps named “Interlaken” – an accurate name as it is located between two beautiful lakes. I attended the local high school and finished my undergraduate studies in Bern. I continued my graduate education at the renowned ETH Zürich, where I could get insights into cosmology, particle physics, and even string theory.

Besides my passion for exploring the mysteries of the universe I also have some more “mundane” interests: I enjoy various sports such as (table) tennis, badminton, mountain biking, skiing, football and jogging. Furthermore, I used to play French horn in an amateur orchestra in Switzerland and plan to continue this whenever it is possible again. In the meantime I’m trying to improve my piano skills. I also love playing all kinds of board and card games, especially the traditional Swiss “Jass” and “Tichu”.