Update on May 20: It was a delightful evening with more than 70 guests who joined our “Quantenrevolution” session. We talked about transferring ideas from the lab to the industry and how a world trip after his PhD had an impact on David’s choice to turn into an entrepreneurial scientist. Anne was finally able to tell her family what she is really doing and made us all understand what topology is and how this can be used to save and process information. Andrea revealed the secret why growing her films needed wrapping the whole MBE system in aluminum foil. And Jonas showed how he uses cool temperatures and magnetic fields to realize Majorana qubits – a work that will make him busy for at least a couple of years.

Let’s hope that Pint of Science 2022 will bring us all together again in a real pub with a bit more noise and the impossibility to mute 😉


ML4Q is part of this year’s Pint of Science German!

Three evenings.
Ten German cities.
Dozens of exciting talks by scientists including four ML4Q associates.

David Dung, Anne Matthies, Andrea Bliesener and Jonas Krause will present on Wednesday, May 19, starting from 6 pm their research in the Quantenrevolution session. The zoom link will be available on the event website in due time.

Pint of Science describes the international (non-profit) organisation of festivals that bring some of the most brilliant scientists to local pubs to discuss their latest research and findings with the public. No prior knowledge is needed. The festival runs over a few days in May every year. Due to the pandemic the festival in 2021 will be held online.

The idea origins in 2012, when Dr. Michael Motskin and Dr. Praveen Paul from the Imperial College London organised an event called ‘Meet the Researchers’. It brought people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis into their labs to show them the kind of research they did back then. It was inspirational for both visitors and researchers. They thought if people want to come into labs to meet scientists, why not bring the scientists out to the people? And so Pint of Science was born. In May 2013 they held the first Pint of Science festival in just three UK cities. It quickly took off around the world and is now in over 400 cities, also in German ones.

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