MQV In Persona

At Munich Quantum Valley and its associated institutes, many young scientists are working together to develop competitive quantum computers in Bavaria and to advance quantum technologies in their entire range. Their research activities are as diverse as the researchers themselves. "MQV In Persona" gives personal insights into the MQV ecosystem.

Stefan Huber

Staff scientist at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (BAdW)

For Stefan Huber, there is no question that a lot is currently happening in the field of quantum computing. However, the mathematician does not get carried away with overly euphoric expectations and takes a relaxed view of the future of the new technology. Together with his team at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, he is working on expanding quantum computing as a new service for science.

28 June 2024


Theodora Drăgan

Research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems

Exploring something new and getting the best out of herself in the process – that is what motivates Theodora-Augustina Drăgan. In her work in the field of quantum machine learning, she develops programs that can solve problems more efficiently.

31 May 2024

Christian Schneider

Postdoc at the Walther Meißner Institute (BAdW)

As a postdoc at the Walther Meißner Institute, Christian Schneider is responsible for advancing the work on fluxonium qubits. Creating something that has never existed before is what the physicist finds fascinating about his job. Not only is he passionate about the development of superconducting qubits, but he also sees exciting puzzles in many areas that have yet to be solved.

26 April 2024


Richard Milbradt

Ph.D. student at the Chair of Scientific Computing (TUM)

As early as elementary school, Richard Milbradt wanted to become a researcher – "back then, for me that meant exploring the jungle and looking at animals" – today he researches open quantum systems. Even though his workplace is a fair way from a jungle, Richard has retained his original spirit of exploration.

28 March 2024


Alexandra Schewski

Ph.D. student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Microsystems and Solid State Technologies

Understanding complex interrelationships and delving deep into a topic – Alexandra Schewski quickly realized that she wanted to stay in research after her studies. At the Fraunhofer EMFT, she is developing processes that will enable the industrial production of superconducting quantum chips.

28 February 2024

Kevin Mours

Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Kevin Mours is so enthusiastic about physics that he began his studies while still at school. Today, as a Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, he builds experiments that capture individual atoms.

26 January 2024


Kiran Adhikari

Ph.D. student at the Institute for Communications Engineering (TUM)

Kiran Adhikari has no shortage of ideas – whether they are solutions to specific mathematical problems, new approaches to his research on the quantum internet, or ways to help others. He realizes his ideas with great dedication, driven by curiosity and always striving to think outside the box.

24 November 2023


Johan Tsayem

Research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits

As an electrical engineer, Johan Tsayem had to work his way into the world of qubits. Today, he designs quantum control chips and uses them to develop the basis of future quantum computers.

27 October 2023


Anna Rupp

MQV doctoral fellow at the Chair of Experimental Physics (LMU)

Reaching the goal step by step with patience and diligence. These qualities, along with a large dose of perseverance, have already brought Anna Rupp several successes, both in sports and in her research on ultrathin nanomaterials.

22 September 2023

Timo Eckstein

Ph.D. student at the Chair for Quantum Theory (FAU)

Understanding reality and playing an active role in shaping it is what drives Timo Eckstein. For this reason, he is developing quantum algorithms for the computing of the future in his doctoral studies.

25 August 2023


Leon Sander

Ph.D. student at the Chair for Quantum Theory (FAU)

As a child, Leon Sander wanted to be an astronaut; today he is a theoretical physicist with great passion. For him, his research is a way to express himself while contributing a small part to a big development.

21 July 2023


Xiao-Ting Michelle To

Ph.D. student at the Institute for Computer Science (LMU)

As part of the Munich Quantum Valley, Xiao-Ting Michelle To feels she is making a meaningful contribution to a great endeavor. With her research, she wants to simplify the complexity of quantum algorithms for users.

21 July 2023


Lukas Burgholzer

Postdoc at the Chair for Design Automation (TUM)

Lukas Burgholzer enjoys his work so much that he sometimes finds it difficult to step away from it. The many challenges that still need to be solved in order to develop software for quantum computers are an incentive for the young computer scientist. His team is no less of a motivation.

21 July 2023