Tim Menke is pursuing a PhD in the field of quantum computing at Harvard and MIT, jointly advised by Alán Aspuru-Guzik and William Oliver. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from ETH Zurich, and previously conducted research on quantum microwave-to-optics conversion for his Master’s thesis at JILA in Boulder, Colorado. Tim works at the intersection of computational modeling and experimental implementation of superconducting quantum processors. After employing classical optimization and quantum algorithms to design quantum hardware, he experimentally realizes such hardware in the lab. His main focus lies on the implementation of multi-qubit couplers for quantum simulation and quantum annealing applications.
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