Hi, I’m Lukas Wenzl

Ph.D. student in Astronomy, working on Observational Cosmology

About Me

PHD Student

at Cornell University started 2019

Cornell University Graduate Student Fellowship for one year. Research Assistant Summer 2020 – Now

I am a PhD student in the Astronomy Department at Cornell University.  Currently, I am working on observational cosmology under the supervision of Prof. Rachel Bean.

B.S in Physics

at Heidelberg University from 2015-2019

Bachelor Thesis and Research Assistant at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy from 2018-2019

Teaching Assistant for Theoretical Physics I during WS 2018/2019

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Academic Exchange year at University of Arizona from 2017-2018. Received Baden-Württemberg Scholarship

I hold a B.S. in Physics from Heidelberg University. My bachelor’s thesis was on high redshift quasar searches under the supervision of Dr. Jan-Torge Schindler, Prof. Xiaohui Fan, and Dr. Fabian Walter.  The project was a collaboration between the MPIA in Heidelberg and the University of Arizona.


Below you can find recent publications of mine.

For a complete, up-to-date list see ADS

3x2pt Forecasts for the Roman Space Telescope

Panstarrs Extremely Luminous Quasar Survey

Schindler, J.-T. et al. (including Wenzl, L)  2019, APJS, 243, 5

Discovery of 280 extremely bright Quasars at redshifts larger than 2.8. Contributed to the observations, the selection algorithm validation and proofreading.


I am committed to making any code that might be useful to others in the field publically available as soon as I can.


A simple python3 tool to correct the astrometry, i.e. the sky position metadata, of FITS images. I wrote the tool from scratch as part of my work as a Research Assistant at the MPIA. The tool has been used for various photometric follow-up observations of quasar candidates.