Quantum Alliance Community Networking Event

6 December 2023
from 10:45 to 12:30

A networking event for the quantum science community.


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Networking Event for the Quantum Science Community

Quantum Alliance Community Networking Event

You will have the opportunity to (re-)connect with young scientists from all over Germany and get insights into the job market for PhDs and Postdocs in Germany. In 10-minute talks, alumni of our member institutions will give an overview of the challenges and advantages of leaving the university to work in industry or a government lab and the do's and don'ts during the application process. Following this there will be a general panel discussion followed by networking sessions.


10:45 - 11:00 | Log in and Introductions

11:00 - 11:05 | Welcome by the Quantum Alliance Team

11:05 - 11:45 | Main Stage: My Path from Academia to Industry

  • Caroline de Groot, Quantum Software Developer, Pasqal, France
  • Jessie Qin-Dregely, Chief Operating Officer, Single Quantum, The Netherlands
  • Lukas Sigl, Application Scientist Quantum Technologies, Zurich Instruments, Germany
  • Lara Torralbo-Campo, Project Leader, Q.ANT, Germany

11:45 - 12:00 | Panel Discussion with Alumni

12:00 - 12:15 | Breakout Rooms: First Networking Session with one alum/room (limited to 15 per room)

Change breakout rooms to connect with other alumni

12:15 - 12:30 | Breakout Rooms: Second Networking Session with one alum/room (limited to 15 per room)

Meet the Speakers

Caroline de Groot

Dr. Caroline de Groot did her PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Qunatum Optics in Garching in the field of quantum information on the topic of entanglement in topological phases, which are quantum phases of matter useful to quantum computing, using tensor networks. In December 2022, she started a position as a scientific software developer for the quantum computing startup PASQAL, which develops a full-stack quantum computer based on cold atoms.
Caroline's focus is on developing numerical methods based on tensor networks to simulate these cold atom systems, particularly in the presence of noise, as well as integrating the backend with PASQAL's frontend libraries which are open source. She also does community-building work.
Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn.

Jessie Qin-Dregely

Dr. Jessie Qin-Dregely is the COO of Single Quantum, a pioneering company in the field of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with the mission to make the world’s fastest and most sensitive light sensors limited only by the laws of physics.
Dr. Qin-Dregely received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University, China, in 2009. She was a visiting scholar at Duke University, United States, in 2008 and from 2010 to 2014, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She has worked in several research areas including computational electromagnetics, metamaterials, nanophotonics, and superconducting nanowire single photon detector.
Lukas Sigl

Dr. Lukas Sigl completed his doctorate in the field of two-dimensional semiconductors at the Technical University of Munich. Following this, he ventured into course development as part of the Quantum LifeLong Learning (QL3) initiative, which is dedicated to developing a structured education and advanced training program on quantum technologies. Since August this year, he has been working as an Application Scientist at Zurich Instruments, focusing on quantum technologies. In this role, he manages Zurich Instruments' participation in various government-funded quantum computing projects such as MUNIQC-SC, QSolid, and OpenSuperQ+.
Lara Torralbo-Campo

Dr. Lara Torralbo-Campo did her Ph.D. in ultracold atoms at St. Andrews University in Scotland. During her postdoc in Amsterdam she worked in the field of atom chips and Rydberg atoms to later become the lead researcher at University of Tübingen, where she worked on terahertz sensing using Rydberg atoms in vapor cells. Since September 2022, Lara has been leading the atomic gyroscope research at Q.ANT (Stuttgart), a start-up that develops novel sensors and computing chips based on photonic quantum technology.

Register for this free online event by Monday, 4 December 2023

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