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Sophie Hermans


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Sophie's blogposts on Faces of Science
Hanson Lab

Sophie did her studies Applied Physics at the TU Delft. In 2017 she started as a MSc student at QuTech in the Hanson Lab, working on open tunable microcavities for diamonds. In 2018 she continued as a PhD student in the same group. Since then she has been working on multi-node quantum networks, using nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond as nodes. In 2020 she and her team realized the first multi-node quantum network.

Sophie is one of the QuTech Speakers. She often gives talks to various audiences, ranging from high-school students to tech-interested people. Next to this, she is one of the Faces of Science appointed by the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). In this role she explains, through blog posts, what it is like to be a scientist.

In her spare time, Sophie is part of a basketball team. She also likes to read and play board games.