astrophysicist and author
»SPIEGEL« SCIENCE editor
Born in 1974, Jörg Römer grew up in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and in Eastern Westphalia, Germany. In Hamburg, he pursued Mesoamerican and Latin American studies and studies of Prehistory and Ancient Civilizations while working in nursing care and as a journalist.
Since 2012, he has been working as freelance editor, and since 2015 as editor in the health & science department of DER SPIEGEL – Germany’s leading news magazine. Römer had written two articles about Heino Falcke and his research, before he joined him as a co-author.