Australian Universities' John Monash Scholar
Germain aspires to use his passion for problem-solving to advance the understanding of quantum science. He is intrigued by what he describes as ‘blatantly counterintuitive principles’, driving him to develop a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics. Understanding quantum mechanics not only presents itself as the ultimate challenge to understanding the laws of the natural world but also provides a field in which he can apply his passion for problem-solving to make improvements in Australia. Germain received a BSc (Hons) from University of Queensland and as a Cambridge Australia Allen Scholar, a Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics from University of Cambridge. He hopes to create scientific developments while championing science outreach to drive Australia forward. Germain will undertake a DPhil in Quantum and Applied Physics. His long-term aims are to further develop our understanding of foundational aspects of quantum science as well as contribute to the development of quantum technologies.