Dr. Markus Jerger
After a two-semester peek at computer science while still in high school, Markus decided that physics was the more exciting subject to study. A few years later, he received his Diplom in physics from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, for theoretical work on geometric phases in charge and spin pumping. Seeking a more hands-on experience, he went to pursue a PhD in experimental quantum physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, working on multiplexed readout of superconducting artificial atoms. After finishing his PhD in 2013, he became the first member of Arkady Fedorov's group at the University of Queensland. In Arkady's lab, Markus is responsible for everything analog and digital, particularly measurement soft-, hard-, and firmware for microwave frequency systems.