Jakub Dranczewski

Jakub is a PhD student in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London and IBM Research Europe – Zürich, within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks project. He has completed his master’s degree in physics at Imperial College London at the top of his graduating class. His approach to exact sciences is nothing short of philosophical: – These are fundamental fields of knowledge, based on asking questions about how the world works. Searching for answers embodies an inherent beauty and mystery that I find appealing. Jakub is especially fascinated by the phenomena that are too small to be seen by the naked eye, or barely seen, such as the interaction of light with small objects or quantum physics. His current research work is focused on nanolasers. – Nanolasers are structures several micrometers in size which can emit light. We’re studying and producing these lasers in a variety of shapes, with the hope that they will behave in a complex enough way to accelerate computing operations – he explains.

Jakub applies his impressive skills and knowledge of physics and mathematics in various areas. During his studies, he was a very active member of student societies at Imperial College London. Among his other projects, Jakub was a stage producer and created lighting for several theater productions. The online games and programs he prepared for the pandemic edition of the student fantasy and science-fiction convention helped raise £1,000 for charity.