26 May 2020 marks the 8th Diversity Day - an initiative by Charta der Vielfalt. At MCQST we would like to take this opportunity to further raise awareness on the benefits of a diverse workplace and society.
17 May is the international day against Homo- Trans- and Biophobia. We would like to raise awareness for the discrimination that members of the LGBTQI+ community still face in science and academia.
Friedemann Reinhard, co-coordinator of the Quantum Metrology and Sensing research unit within MCQST, shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 has impacted scientific life and the subsequent environmental consequences.
Dr. Marissa Giustina, senior research scientist and quantum electronics engineer in the Google AI Quantum team, kicked-off the MCQST Women in Quantum Science and Technology (QST) series on 13.09.2019. Science journalist Felicitas Mokler attended the event and sat down and talked with Marissa about her work and her path towards research. We invite you to discover the entire interview.
Karen Wintersperger, PhD student in Prof. Bloch's group at LMU, shares her insights from attending the I,Scientist conference. The event took place in September 2019 in Berlin and is focused on gender, different career paths in academia, and networking with peers, mentors, and experts.
Worldwide the 8th of March is recognized as International Women’s Day. The main reason and significance behind this celebration comes from a desire to encourage and grow civil awareness. We draw inspiration from this and we have asked ourselves: is it still necessary to celebrate women and attract attention to inequalities and injustices between men and women?
In October 2019, John Preskill visited the QST community in Munich. On this occasion, MCQST awarded him as Distinguished Lecturer. The prize acknowledges Preskill’s scientific achievements in the field of quantum information theory as well as his engagement to communicate recent developments in quantum science and technology to a broader public. On this occasion, science journalist Frank Grotelüschen held an interview with John Preskill on behalf of MCQST.
If you are passionate about science communication, then the MCQST Quantum Blog is your playground.
For more details, please contact Anca Ionescu at anca.ionescu[at]mcqst.de.