TUM student Martina Gschwendtner in Lindau

69th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau:
The TUM PhD student Martina Gschwendtner was there

22 August 2019
Martina Gschwendtner promoviert im Bereich Quantum Computing.

Once a year, young motivated people have the opportunity to meet Nobel Prize winners from all over the world in Lindau. Selected junior scientists are presented with the chance to meet with top researchers at a conference, thus promoting scientific dialogue between different cultures and generations.

Martina Gschwendtner is doing her PhD in quantum computing and researching error correction, which makes an important contribution to the development of a robust quantum computer. Prior to that, she studied mathematics, economics and philosophy of science and technology at the TUM, the Ecole Centrale Paris and the ETH Zurich.

She was nominated by the TU Munich and had the opportunity to take part in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (# LINO19). The meetings are already an institution in the scientific community: since 1951, they have provided a unique forum for intergenerational exchange between scientists. The topics are alternating and dedicated to the three different scientific Nobel Prize disciplines. This year's Laureate Meeting was devoted to physics. 39 Nobel laureates attended the meeting, including 2018 physics winners Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou. They met 580 international junior researchers from 89 countries. The main topics of # LINO19 were laser physics, gravitational waves, dark matter and cosmology.

The young TUM PhD student Martina was especially looking forward to the Laureate Lunch, where ten young scientists were given the opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel Prize winners at lunch in an informal atmosphere. She especially liked the Masterclass, which combines the principles of mentoring and learning from each other. As teaching is one of her heart affairs, she was very happy about the topic "Teaching Physics".

You can find out what else she experienced there and who impressed her the most in her interview with TUMstudinews.