Things I'm working on now, in the descending order of how much time I spend on them:

  • Science outreach projects at the Center for Quantum Technologies and the reason why I'm temporarily in Singapore — it took me a grand total of 14 hours in the country to decide I love this place.
  • Technical writing and Tool & Library Qualification podcast at Validas AG — a deep dive into safety standards for software development.
  • Creating my first geocache — more cool details soon.
  • PhD in quantum information at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics — currently on unpaid leave so I can scribble away in Singapore, but due to finish in June 2020.

Things I've consciously put on hiatus:

  • Training my spoiled cat to do tricks — he's actually adorable and I'll spam it up with video clips on Instagram as soon as I'm back home from Singapore.
  • Hanging out with some of my beautiful beetles — they're giant flower beetles (Mecynorhina torquata ugandensis), colorful and full of personality, and the moist soil in their terrarium sometimes makes my flat smell like a forest.
  • Presenting planetarium shows at the ESO Supernova — it's a brilliant science center, free to visit, and run by some amazing people whom I miss lots. Will be back in the saddle in January.
  • Running Munich Shut Up & Write! meetups — writing sessions and peer support/pressure for any type of writing you can imagine. Our community is full of lovely, clever, friendly writers.