Alexander Wietek joined the Center for Computational Quantum Physics as a Flatiron Research Fellow in 2018. His research interests include the emergence of exotic quantum states of matter in strongly correlated electron systems and high-performance computing aspects of numerical methods for quantum many-body systems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck in Austria and holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from the Technical University of Munich and an M.Sc. in geophysics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. As an outreach activity, he was the coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 Austria-wide science festival ‘WissensDurst’ in Innsbruck.