Tobias Nöbauer

Tobias Noebauer - portrait

Tobias Nöbauer (b. 1980) is a scientist, cultural worker and activist based in Vienna and New York. He graduated from the University of Vienna and TU Vienna in Physics and Sociology and holds a PhD in experimental quantum information physics from TU Vienna/Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (Complex Quantum Systems Program). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna and a member of the research platform “Quantum phenomena and nanoscale biological systems”. He currently is a Leon Levy Fellow in neuroscience at the Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics, Rockefeller University, New York.

He has worked at the European accelerator lab CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and published on hybrid quantum systems and quantum-enabled sensing. He has co-organized numerous music and multidisciplinary art events and festivals. His recent projects include an online archive on digital culture and politics ( as well as several art-science interactions in the fields of theater, performance and new media (Garage X, Vienna; Tanzquartier, Vienna). He has taught workshops on science studies for natural scientists. He cares about the politics of technology, communicates about the aesthetics and philosophy of quantum mechanics, and wonders about the co-emergence of science and society.

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