Tim Menke, PhD

Tim Menke, PhD

Tim Menke, PhD

Tim is a Physics PhD student in experimental quantum mechanics. Originally from Germany, he received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from ETH Zurich and spent a year as a visiting scientist at the research institute JILA in Boulder, Colorado. He investigates how quantum states can be used to perform computations and simulations or to create novel, more powerful information networks. During his studies in Zurich, Tim served as president and board member of a large student association representing 1400 mathematics and physics students. In this position, he contributed to student life by organizing orientation and various social events. In addition, he had an active part in discussions and conferences that aimed to improve the students’ overall academic environment. Before starting his PhD, Tim interned in consulting and in a startup in Berlin. He explored the world through a business perspective and used this chance to engage in the task of solving problems that have immediate impact on a company, which he found immensely rewarding. On the side, Tim is interested in the interplay of science, technology and policy. In his free time, he can usually be found swimming, climbing, reading or travelling.