Qnami proudly celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022 by sharing the faces and stories of incredible scientists from around the world working in the field of quantum sensing.
In a still man-dominated and gender-biased world, we love to see women thriving and succeeding.
Diversity and inclusion are key ingredients in finding innovative solutions to extremely challenging problems. Let’s all do something to make our scientific communities more diverse and inclusive.
Even a small step at a time can make a difference.
It is a pleasure to introduce you to some amazing women we met along the path in such a vibrant and fast growing research field.
Women in the Quantum Sensing community
Benedetta is an Assistant Professor at the Boston College. She leads the Condensed Matter Theory Group. They study mainly magnetic and phononic systems. Together with her colleague Qiong Ma, she founded the Women in Physics group. Great to see such a big group of young female physicists
Natascha is now a postdoc at ETH Zurich, in the Trapped Ion Quantum Information Group (J. Home). She is working on a science outreach project developing an ion trap exhibit setup at the Swiss Science Center Technorama.
She recently obtained her PhD from the University of Basel in the Quantum Sensing Lab (P. Maletinsky).
Connect with Natascha on LinkedIn
Angela Haykal and Rana Tanos
Angela and Rana have been PhD students at the Solid State Quantum Technologies unit in the Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (CNRS and University of Montpellier) together. Their picture was taken in the lab during their PhD time.
After successfully obtaining their PhDs, Angela is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Université Côte d’Azur, Nice while Rana is now a postdoctoral fellow at CEA, Grenoble.
Since January 2020, Aparajita is a scientific group leader of the Quantum Sensing group at the Max Planck Institute for solid state research in Stuttgart (Germany). Aparajita and her team develop quantum sensors to investigate fundamental properties and spin interactions of atoms and at ultimate spatial resolution with extremely high sensitivity.
Connect with Aparajita on LinkedIn
Maerta is a PhD Student at the University of Basel in the Quantum Sensing Lab (P. Maletinsky). She studies magnetic properties of 2D materials using Scanning NV Magnetometry.
Picture source: Gina Folly.