Scientific and technical communication

You might have gathered from my blog, but I enjoy summing up intriguing topics in science and technology into palatable articles, images, audio, video, or interactive experiences. On this page you can find some of my favorite communication projects.
I am always happy to take interesting stories in science and technology and make them into magic — send me an email if you'd like to chat.

Podcast: Rock-solid Certainty? - Munich Center for Technology in Society
Rock-solid Certainty? When astronomers around the globe discovered an unusual object passing through our Solar System in late 2017, the race was on to work out what it was and where it came from. The first interstellar visitor we had ever spotted — ’Oumuamua — was already moving away from the Sun,…
ESOblog: 2018 ESO Media Highlights ESO’s discoveries and images in 2018 science roundups from across the world
2018 ESO Media Highlights
A Universe Aglow - MUSE spectrograph reveals that nearly the entire sky in the early Universe is glowing with Lyman-alpha emission
Deep observations made with the MUSE spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered vast cosmic reservoirs of atomic hydrogen surrounding distant galaxies. The exquisite sensitivity of MUSE allowed for direct observations of dim clouds of hydrogen glowing with Lyman-alpha emission in the …
ESOcast 178 Light: A Universe Aglow (4K UHD)
Deep observations made with the MUSE spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered vast cosmic reservoirs of atomic hydrogen surrounding distant ...
A Fleeting Moment in Time - European Southern Observatory’s Cosmic Gems Programme captures last breath of a dying star
The faint, ephemeral glow emanating from the planetary nebula ESO 577-24 persists for only a short time — around 10,000 years, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas — the last breath of the dying star whose simmering remains ar…
ESOcast 183 Light: Stunning Exoplanet Time-lapse (4K UHD)
ESO’s planet-hunting instrument SPHERE on the VLT has caught sight of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b emerging from the bright halo of its parent star, 64 ligh...
Validas — Tool and Library Qualification • A podcast on Anchor
As experts in the creation of safe software systems, in this podcast we answer all the questions about tool and library qualification. Each episode guides you through a crucial topic via discussions, interpretations, and examples given by safety professionals in Validas and beyond, and there’s somet…

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Outreach activities

I am an experienced writer, moderator, and public speaker, with expertise in mentorship, event hosting, and organization — I've joined a plethora of science communication projects over the years, but here I list some of my favorites.
Would you like me to contribute to your project or event? Send me an email and let's chat.

Soapbox Science 2020
Soapbox Science Munich will return for the third time this year! However, given the current COVID-19 situation, we are trying something new. We realize now more than ever the importance of sc…
Quantum Policy Control Theory (science slam talk)
I held a science slam talk about how public policies are created and how important it is for quantum experts to speak up and have their voices heard.
Podcast: Rock-solid Certainty? - Munich Center for Technology in Society
Rock-solid Certainty? When astronomers around the globe discovered an unusual object passing through our Solar System in late 2017, the race was on to work out what it was and where it came from. The first interstellar visitor we had ever spotted — ’Oumuamua — was already moving away from the Sun,…
Slides from the Quantum Technologies Meetup 2019/04/04
I held a talk at the Quantum Technologies Meetup hosted by IBM in Munich on 2019/04/04. Behold, the slides!
ESOblog: 2018 ESO Media Highlights ESO’s discoveries and images in 2018 science roundups from across the world
2018 ESO Media Highlights

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Project highlights

Aside from scientific research in quantum physics, I've completed projects in other fields of science and technology, including policy analysis, public relations, mentorship, and a plethora of unusual fields. I've also dipped into audio and video production, and I sometimes volunteer my skills for causes I believe in. Here is a selection of some of my favorite (publicly available) completed projects.
Do you think I might fit perfectly in your next project? Reach me by email.

CQT - Meet David Wilkowski, putting a new spin on cold strontium atoms
David leads a group doing cold atoms research at the Nanyang Technological University and was recently appointed a CQT Principal Investigator
Hubblecast 114: How does Hubble orientate itself in space?
This new Hubblecast episode takes a detailed look into the refined Pointing Control System that allows Hubble to keep its gaze into the Universe firm and steady.
Podcast episode: Rock-solid Certainty?
As the final crescendo of the Telling Responsible Stories course at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, my team and I released a podcast episode on how researchers, policy makers, philosophers, and the media deal with scientific uncertainty.
Starting your PhD? Watch this before you begin!
Beginning a PhD is a big step for a student in academia. However, there are several difficulties that come in the first year of PhD. What they are and how to...
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A gapped SU(3) spin liquid with Z_3 topological order
We construct a topological spin liquid (TSL) model on the kagome lattice,with SU(3) symmetry with the fundamental representation at each lattice site,based on Projected Entangled Pair States (PEPS). Using the PEPS framework, wecan adiabatically connect the model to a fixed point model (analogous …
Stochastic Integral Representation for the Dynamics of Disordered Systems
The dynamics of interacting quantum systems in the presence of disorder isstudied and an exact representation for disorder-averaged quantities via Itostochastic calculus is obtained. The stochastic integral representation affordsmany advantages, including amenability to analytic approximation, ap…
Perturbative Stability of Topologically Ordered Systems with Local Defects
Quantum spin systems have been providing modern physics with ever new challenges to tackle in the past several decades; from the theoretical postulation of topological quantum order, a new chapter was revealed in the understanding of phase transitions in quantum systems. The novel properties of topo…

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