There we are (finally).

BuchAs announced earlier, the book version of my PhD thesis is now finally out. You can order it at several places, for instance at LIT Verlag itself or at

After five and a half years, it feels strange that this project has now reached its end. I am deeply grateful for all the support I received from many people in the good and bad times on this way.

Especially, I would like to thank my grandfather who kept on pushing me from the beginning. Moreover, I thank my wife Alexandra for her emotional and intellectual support. Now I can calm down all friends and relatives by promising that no one has to discuss this topic with me anymore (at least in the near future ;-).