Since the beginning of 2023, PD Dr. habil. Jeanette Miriam Lorenz has been head of the department »Quantum-enhanced AI« at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. She has already been working as a Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IKS since April 2021 on enabling reliable and robust quantum computing. Jeanette Lorenz studied physics and mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. Her studies were followed by many years of research in experimental high-energy particle physics at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and in Munich. She has led numerous international research groups both at LMU Munich and at CERN.
Her specialty was the search for dark matter particle candidates at the Large Hadron Collider. In 2014, she also received her PhD with honors from LMU Munich. In 2020, she habilitated and has since been teaching at the Faculty of Physics at LMU as lecturer. At Fraunhofer IKS, she leads the projects in the field of quantum computing. The goal of her work is to significantly advance the development of quantum technology in Germany.