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Meet Daisy Shearer, an experimental quantum physicist finding ways to control the spin state of electrons!

Daisy Shearer is a PhD student at the University of Surrey working primarily within the Photonics and Quantum Sciences group at the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). She holds an integrated master’s degree in Physics with first-class honours from the University of Surrey (2014-2018). During her degree, she cultivated a passion for experimental physics and quantum technologies. Now, she conducts applied spintronics research by finding ways to carefully control the spin state of electrons in semiconductor materials. Daisy is enthusiastic about encouraging girls to pursue STEM subjects and making science accessible to everyone.

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Daisy with the superconducting solanoid

Meet Daisy Shearer, an experimental quantum physicist finding ways to control the spin state of electrons!

Daisy Shearer is a PhD student at the University of Surrey working primarily within the Photonics and Quantum Sciences group at the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). She holds an integrated master’s degree in Physics with first-class honours from the University of Surrey (2014-2018). During her degree, she cultivated a passion for experimental physics and quantum technologies. Now, she conducts applied spintronics research by finding ways to carefully control the spin state of electrons in semiconductor materials. Daisy is enthusiastic about encouraging girls to pursue STEM subjects and making science accessible to everyone.

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Meet Dr. Christine Bauer, who takes a human-centered approach in researching interactive intelligent systems!

Christine Bauer is an Austrian-based researcher investigating interactive intelligent systems with a focus on context-aware recommender systems. Recently, she concentrates on music recommender systems where she leverages her knowledge and background in music as well as the music business.
Her particular asset are her interdisciplinary background and her in-depth knowledge and experience in the music domain.

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Particle physicists claim they understand the universe, but the complexity of this surprising paradox behind our universe reveals to us that still 95 percent of the universe is yet not understood nor has it been seen directly. Mind dazzling indeed but if our universe would not contain e.g. entropy, wiggling particles possessing their own “wiggle-room” so to speak and slow, non-excited, as they seem to be, “hippy particles” as some of its fundamental components, we would not have the complex world we see today, including you and me.

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A personal story of how life’s setbacks helped me discover myself!

I recently felt inspired by a video from Michael Phelps, where he talked about his struggles with depression and anxiety. It was interesting that someone whom the world considers immensely successful and seemingly having his life together is an actual human being who experiences similar issues to many other people. His story is very relevant to my life, as someone who recently experienced a rather drastic life transition. It broke me down to a level that I didn’t know was possible, but it’s also building me back up now into a person who is stronger and more authentic than ever. This personal story tells how setbacks can help you discover yourself, and how they don’t have to define you, but can be used as fuel to improve and to help others along the way.