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Julia Cramer

Assistant professor

Dr.ir. J. Cramer
+31 71 527 2727

Julia Cramer is a physicist and science communication researcher, interested in the boundary between fundamental science and society. She is fascinated about communicating science to the (non-obvious) publics.

More information about Julia Cramer


Julia Cramer is an assistant professor at Science Communication and Society, IBL, and the Leiden Institute of Physics, LION. At SCS, Julia's research is focused on diversity in STEM: ‘how can we close the gap between children from lower and higher social-economic statuses?’ At the LION she focusses on the impact of quantum science and technology on society.

Julia did her PhD in experimental quantum physics at QuTech and Delft University of Technology. During her PhD in quantum science, she realized a great challenge and opportunity to connect to society in an early stage. She is involved in National and European groups focussing on the impact of quantum technology on society.

Broadening her expertise on the impact of science on society, Julia focuses on the social aspects of science communication in STEM. She co-developed an evidence-based tutoring project (The Leiden Tutoring Program) to increase equality in STEM. 

Grants & prizes

  • 2012 Casimir PhD Prize
  • 2014 KNAW Faces of Science
  • 2016 Minerva Prize NWO

Brief biography

Julia Cramer (1988) studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology and ETH Zurich. She obtained her PhD (funded by the Casimir Prize) in 2016 on ‘Quantum Error Correction with Spins in Diamond’ at QuTech at Delft University of Technology. During her PhD she was the Faces of Science of the KNAW and she participated in the theater show Science Battle. She is fascinated about communicating science to the (non-obvious) publics.

Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Instituut Biologie Leiden

Work address

Sylviusweg 72
2333 BE Leiden
Room number 3.4.15


Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Leiden Instituut Onderzoek Natuurkunde
  • LION - Quantum Matter & Optics

Work address

Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
Room number 168a



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