Joris Thiel - TUM, MCQST Office
1. Briefly describe your current position, research focus, and your role within MCQST.
Besides studying mathematics and physics at the technical university, I am a working student at the MCQST office and help wherever it is needed. During the last year, my main responsibility was the technical realization of virtual conferences, workshops, and other events.
2.What do you like about working for MCQST?
As a working student at MCQST, I can freely divide my time - in the end tasks have to be done, but the way to get there is flexible. By organizing and helping with virtual events, I can contribute my part to the scientific exchange even in the difficult times of the pandemic and I really enjoy to see the discussions at such events.
And important in every job are also the people around you. My fellow MCQST office members have always been very open and supportive. It is a pleasure to work with you!
3. Do you have any special/unique holiday traditions?
As a child the most important part about the holidays was probably the presents. A couple of years ago, we as a family decided to stop gifting and started a somewhat unique tradition instead: We are now having a four course dinner on Christmas day- each member of the family is preparing one course.
This year, I am responsible for the soup and already testing and perfecting recipes. What kind of soup, you ask? I will keep it a secret to not spoil the surprise for my parents...