Quantum Alliance Community Networking Event

10 November 2021
from 09:00 to 11:00

A networking event for the Quantum Alliance community.


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Networking event for the quantum science community in Germany

Quantum Alliance Community Networking Event

The event brings together PhDs and PostDocs from the quantum research clusters and centers within the Quantum Alliance. 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 15 minute talks, alumni of our member institutions will give an overview of the challenges and advantages of leaving the university to work in the industry and the do's and don'ts during the application process. Following this, there will be a general panel discussion followed by networking sessions. The event will be held in English.


10 November 2021

9:00 Start & Welcome

9:05 - 9:50 Mainstage: My Path from Academia to Industry

  • 09:05-09:20 Tim Wolfer, alumnus of Leibniz University Hannover (Center for Functional Printing Technologies at Continental AG in Freiburg)
  • 9:20-9:35 - Henrik Dreyer, alumnus of Max-Planck-Institut of Quantum Optics (Cambridge Quantum Computing)
  • 9:35-9:50 - Katharina Predehl, alumna of LMU and MPQ (Toptica)
  • 9:50-10:05 - Rosa Glöckner, alumna of TUM and MPQ (Scanlab GmbH)

10:05 - 10:30 Panel Discussion with Alumni

10:30 - 10:35 Remarks

10:35 - 11:00 Brakout Rooms: Networking


Registration is now closed.

The event took place virtually via Zoom.


 Tim Wolfer, an alumnus of Leibniz University Hannover, works as a project manager for third-party funded research projects at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies at Continental AG in Freiburg. His work focuses on functional printing in sensor technology in hoses, metallisation of solar cells and digitisation of printing processes. (See press releases: https://www.continental.com/en/no-chance-for-hackers/; https://www.continental.com/en/press/press-releases/project-sensic/)
 Henrik Dreyer did his PhD with Ignacio Cirac and Norbert Schuch at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. During his PhD and his PostDoc at Oxford, he developed Tensor Network methods for Quantum Many-Body Physics. He is a founding member of Cambridge Quantum, where he worked on quantum computing in chemistry. He is now the Country Lead for Cambridge Quantum in Germany, building a research team to find commercial applications of quantum simulation.
 Katharina Predehl holds a PhD in physics and specializes in high-precision optical measurement techniques. She has worked in both, basic and applied research in the laboratories of Nobel Laureate Ted Hänsch, the German and French national metrology institutes PTB and LNE-Syrte, and with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. At TOPTICA, she has expanded her professional expertise to include product management, application, and technical sales support.
 Rosa Glöckner studied physics at Mainz University and did her Master’s in the group of Prof. I. Bloch on spatially resolved detection of ultracold atoms in an optical lattice. From 2010 to 2015, she worked on her PhD in the group of Prof. G. Rempe at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics on rotational-state cooling and detection of trapped CH3F molecules. Since 2016 she has worked in R&D at SCANLAB GmbH, a manufacturer of scan solutions for deflecting and positioning laser beams. There, she is responsible for the encoder technology that enables ultraprecise and high-speed control of the angular position of the deflecting mirrors.

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