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Hi, I’m Benjamin

Helping more people better understand and put knowledge into action – that is the core vision all my projects are based upon.

Currently, I am doing my Ph.D. in physics at the age of 23. Having written two books about education, now I am building an Open-Source publishing company: Visual Ink Publishing. I also love traveling, reading, and photography.


This is the stuff I am up to lately.

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Ben’s Planet

My personal blog about physics, entrepreneurship and anything that interests me. The planet has a courier – my personal newsletter keeping you updated regularly.

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Visual Ink Publishing

We publish books in the realm of education, completely open-source under a Creative Commons license. A minimum of 10 % of our profit is invested in education projects.

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Within the Young Germany Physical Society (jDPG) me and my team are informing aspiring physicist about the German national research data infrastructure (NFDI).

What I am up to Now

I am currently doing my PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Due to Corona I am currently in home office, dedicating most of my time to finishing up my PhD projects and on the other hand building my first company “Visual Ink Publishing“.

I am also reading the books by Yuval Harari, thinking about Dataism and how the world will look like in 2050.

The idea of a “Now Page” was originally put forward by Derek Sivers: a web page with “what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year“.

My latest Book: Early Study

They attend lectures alongside school, write exams like real students, and there are around 2,000 of them across Germany: schoolchildren taking part in early study programs. What began as a pilot project around the turn of the millennium inspired universities throughout Germany with its success and today prepares early students for tomorrow’s studies.

Based on three years of experience and a recent survey by the Deutsche Telekom Foundation, this book tells a story of how early study can succeed.