Lars Poppe is studying Physics at the Technical University of Dortmund. During his studies he worked at the Faculty of Mathmatics as a tutor and helped to create and maintain a e-learning portal for students. He then began working as a scientific assistant at the Centre for Finance, Risk & Resource Management. Thereupon he joined the team using the so-called fast track. His master’s thesis is in the field of astroparticle physics and deals with ill-posed inverse problems.