Archive for the ‘Leisure’ Category


Friday, November 26th, 2010

After my promotion sub auspiciis I also got a Prize from the Ministry of Science and Research for my outstand performance during my whole academic career. Pretty nice as well ;-)

Press (PDF)

University Report

Back from Argentina

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Back from Holiday, which were too short — obviously. We (Berndt and I) had a lot of awesome steaks, good wine and lot of fun. We had been to Cordoba, Bariloche, Mendozza, El Chalafate, El Chalten and Bueons Aires. (I missed Iguazu due to my Promotion). Actually I could write an endless article about my holiday. In order not to bore anyone, just drop me a line and we head for some steak and wine and I’ll give you the details on our trip.


Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Big day today. Today I received my Promotion sub auspiciis presidentis rai republica. This kind of promotion is given to PhD with an outstanding performance by the president of Austria. (approx. 10 PhDs per year, out of 2.500 who finish their studies). Honestly, It was one of the greatest days in my life. My whole family was there, my colleagues from work and of the course the president. (He is actually a very nice guy). Just have a look at the pictures to get an idea, what a great honour and pleasure this was for me.


Report from University

Press (online)

OÖN (Pdf)


Hello Mr. President

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Today I found two very nice letters in my post box. One was from the President of our country Dr. Heinz Fischer himself and the other one was from the Ministry of Science and Research Beatrix Karl. Both expressed their congratulations regarding my upcoming promotion.

Hohe Wand – Hiking

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Yesterday we were hiking at Hohe Wand. The weather was great and I really enjoyed the day with my friends. It was also a first test of the equipment for my trip to Argentina. On the way home we got the information on the results of the Viennese elections, which will definitely change the political situation the Austria’s capital.

Test – Test

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Today I had the chance to “test” the Ring which will be given to me during my promotion ceremony. It feels very good ;-)


Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Well, summer is about to end, but weather is still great. So we spent the weekend in mid September at the lake, lying in the sun. It truly was a relaxing weekend just hanging around.

All Pictures (by Klaus)

Call From the President.

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Today I got a very nice Call. “This is the secretary of the office of the president of the Austria …”. Guess why. I’m going to get a “Promotion sub auspiciis presidentis rai republica” – which is the highest distinction you can get for your academic performance in Austria. I’m … wow … among the very best computer scientists in Austria. (Approx. 10 Phds get this Honour every year … usually 2 or 3 computer scientists.) So I’m in good company. The promotion is on October 28th in Linz. Unfortunately I do have to reschedule my Argentina trip – but Argentina can wait. The president can’t ;-) I’m so excited, I can’t tell you. 7 Weeks to go.

Jump, Jump

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

1000 meters freefall in 55 seconds. Awesome! Yesterday I did the parachute jump, which it got for my 30th birthday. It was the best and most exciting thing I have ever done. I want more!

Booked: Holiday in Argentina

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Berndt and I just fixed our trip to Argentina. We will head for South America from October 16th to November 14th. Just let me know, if you have any hints or any recommendations. I’m really looking forward to this holiday – just hanging around, doing nothing much.