Personal website of Simon Birrer

Education and Research Positions

2019 - Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford
2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA
2013 - 2016 PhD in Physics, ETH Zurich
2011 - 2013 M. Sc. in Physics, ETH Zurich
Fall 2010 Student exchange program, HKUST
2008 - 2011 B. Sc. in Physics, ETH Zurich

Awards and Support

2019 Kavli Fellowship
KIPAC institutional postdoctoral Fellowship.
2016 Kugelpyramide (lifetime award) of the Swiss Scientific Olympiads
Every year, the price gets awarded to a personality who made significant contributions to Youth and Science.
2016 Experimental Innovation Award (teaching award)
Every year the department of physics of ETH Zurich awards the prize for the best innovation in the Advanced Student Lab.
2013 - 2016 Swiss Study Foundation, PhD program
The Swiss Study Foundation promotes prosperous PhD students in acquiring interdisciplinary and non-academic skills in summer schools, workshops and meetings and provides access to funding and a networking platform.
Fall 2010 Student exchange program
Got awarded a place to participate in the exchange program of ETH Zurich and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
2009 - 2013 Swiss Study Foundation, student program
The Swiss Study Foundation promotes prosperous PhD students in acquiring interdisciplinary and non-academic skills in summer schools, workshops and meetings and provides access to funding and a networking platform.
2007 Swiss Physics Olympiad
Highschool level individual physics competition.
1. place (winner) preliminary round
1. place (winner) national round
Honorable mention, International Physics Olympiad, Isfahan, Iran