Max Gronke grew up in Schramberg, a small town in the black forest area in Germany, and moved to Berlin for his undergraduate studies. For his graduate studies, Max moved north to Oslo, Norway, where he obtained his PhD from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics in 2017. Currently, he's a Hubble fellow/postdoc here at JHU. Before that, he was at UCSB working mainly with Siang Peng Oh.
Max worked on a range of topics from modified gravity, over the epoch of reionization, to resonant line transfer, and small-scale (magneto)
hydrodynamics. Currently, Max hopes to work on problems that connect the latter two fields to learn more about gas dynamics in and around
In his spare time, Max enjoys the outdoors and hopes to explore Maryland and the surrounding while living in Baltimore.