Thank you for visiting! My name is Frédérique ("Fred"), I'm 24 years old, I travel the world and work remotely on anything I'm interested in. My main interests lie in computer systems and programming language design; development and deployment automation; effectively achieving positive impact with better people structures, workflows and supporting technology; research in theoretical physics, in particular the mathematical foundation of quantum theory, the unification of the fundamental forces and quantum gravity; making, writing and performing music for electronic, non-electronic instruments and singers; photography; swimming, surfing and scuba diving; and finally, travelling the world, meeting and understanding new people and cultures.
Until summer 2016, I lived in London and worked on two start-ups, Kozo (cross-platform development and deployment automation) and Ruuta (a faster, secure and usable Wi-Fi router) as part of the start-up accelerators Entrepreneur First and Cyber London. I also did a Master's degree in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at Imperial College London. In London, I also performed as part of and arranged songs for London Contemporary Voices and took singing lessons in Italian opera.
From 2011 to 2014, I studied Physics at Jacobs University Bremen, where I was living in a campus environment with only 700 other undergraduate students from more than 120 nations (with the largest nationality making up at most 25% of the student body). Apart from studying, I sang in the university choir J-Cappella, worked in social and technical roles on campus and was part of the student government and a number of university committees. I would like to thank Jacobs University Bremen and the German Scholarship foundation "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" for financially supporting my studies, as well as my advisors and supervisors for life, Dierk Schleicher and Peter Schupp.
I was born and grew up in Berlin, which is still a base for me where I can refuel with family. I learned to play the piano, sang in a youth choir, was part of the mathematical student society "Leonhard Euler" (MSG) of Humboldt University of Berlin and did junior studies at Technical University of Berlin. I also built the e-learning system IGLU for my school and won a state-wide youth science competition with it, did internships at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOCUS), where I built a camera control system for a remote-controlled submarine, the Fraunhofer Institude for Computer Architecture and Software Technologies (FIRST, integrated into FOKUS in 2012), where I built a gesture control system for a 3d dome, and at the German electron synchrotron (DESY) in Zeuthen, where I did observations of cosmic radiation. I also took part in the German maths and physics olympiads and had the opportunity to take part in the first one-week workshop for students at CERN, which convinced me to study Physics.