Hi! My name is Margriet and I am doing a short master project in Kuipers Lab. Before, I worked on the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond as a platform for quantum computing in Taminiau Lab. For the next six weeks I will measure on valley-Hall photonic crystals under the supervision of Sonakshi. We will investigate the relation between the pseudospin of topological states and the polarization of their far field radiation. I am really excited to work with the intricate near-field microscope to do some interesting experimental physics. In my free time, I love cooking for groups of people and walking in nature.