This is the story of one of our recent Science Week visitors at our lab
Each year, as part of our Science Week offering, the THINK Lab at IBM Research – Zurich hosts students who are considering a career in science, engineering, or other technical fields from many high schools in Switzerland. Our young visitors get to meet with our researchers, who describe their own careers and talk about what they do every day. We also show them our laboratories.
We’ve been offering the Science Week for over a decade, and the waiting list of schools that want to send us their students is very long. One school that is always on the list is our Lab’s neighbor: The Zurich International School (ZIS).
The hero of our story is Millian Gehrer, who studied at ZIS, and who actually visited us twice, having decided after his first visit that he too wanted to become a technologist.
To keep it short, he founded a software company as a hobby, got himself accepted to Princeton University, and worked this past summer at the Zurich lab as an intern.
While he was here we interviewed him, and we think you will enjoy watching him tell us his views on what he experienced.
Founded in March 2020 just as the pandemic’s wave was starting to wash over the world, the Consortium has brought together 43 members with supercomputing resources. Private and public enterprises, academia, government and technology companies, many of whom are typically rivals. “It is simply unprecedented,” said Dario Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, one of the founding organizations. “The outcomes we’ve achieved, the lessons we’ve learned, and the next steps we have to pursue are all the result of the collective efforts of these Consortium’s community.”
The next step? Creating the National Strategic Computing Reserve to help the world be better prepared for future global emergencies.