Nora Tischler is a quantum physicist, specialising in optical quantum information science. Nora was born in Hungary in 1987 and grew up near Frankfurt after her family relocated to Germany. She moved to Australia before starting her undergraduate degrees in mathematics and applied science at Queensland University of Technology. During this time, she developed a passion for quantum science, which led her to pursue a research career in that area. Nora earned her PhD at Macquarie University and the University of Vienna, working with Gabriel Molina-Terriza and Nobel Laureate Anton Zeilinger. Her PhD work centered on quantum measurements and nanophotonics. In 2016, she joined Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics as a postdoctoral researcher, focusing on quantum information experiments. In 2021, she moved to Germany to work at the Free University of Berlin as a Humboldt Fellow. She returned to Australia in 2022 on an ARC DECRA and is now a group leader and faculty member at Griffith University.