Leander Cascorbi

Doctoral Researcher
PhD Representative

Leander joined the Urban Transformations group at PIK in February 2022. As a doctoral researcher he investigates clustering behaviour of urban land cover within the UPon project under supervision of Diego Rybski.

Leander holds a Master's degree in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford (2017), as well as a MSc in Mathematics of Systems from the University of Warwick (2019). As such his Academic training spans both science and the humanities. He has also worked professionally in Education and in the mobility technology industry as a data engineer. His interests include urbanism, complexity and throwing parties. That's why he is also volunteering as PhD representative, working towards improving social life at PIK.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

2013-2017: Master of Physics & Philosophy, University of Oxford
2017-2018: Education Research Assistant, The Royal Academy of Bhutan
2018-2019: MSc Mathematics of Real-World Systems, University of Warwick
2020-2022: Data Engineer at Citymapper
2022-today: Doctoral Researcher at PIK

  • (2015) Scholarship of Trinity College, Oxford
  • (2017) Thresher Prize for the best MPhys Thesis in Particle and Nuclear Physics, University of Oxford