Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.
A-1150 Vienna, Austria
Msc (Medizin. Physik)
born April 23, 1970, in Vienna, Austria
married since 1995 to Martin Menhart,
two daughters Judith and Rita Menhart born 2006, 2009
master degree in 1996 at the
Vienna University of Technology
(diploma thesis on neutron depolarisation at the
Atominstitut der österr. Universitäten)
PhD degree in 2000 at the
Vienna University of Technology
(PhD thesis on plasma diagnostics using fast He beams at the
Institut für Allgemeine Physik)
since 2001 freelance activities in IT-services together with husband Martin
In 2001 my husband Martin and I founded "m-sys". We offer IT-services (networks,
servers, firewalls etc) with main focus on security.
You can find more information on the m-sys website
culinary interests /
I am member of a renaissance ensemble - the
Vienna Vocal Consort
Our repertoir includes mainly renaissance music
(Gesualdo, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Gabrieli,...) but also traditional
Austrian music. We recorded a
CD in 2001 (various Renaissance Composers) and a Palestrina-CD
in 2002. Our next project will be a recording of the Tenebrae
Responses of Gesualdo.
One very important thing in the daily schedule of me and my husband Martin is
the austrian cultural radio channel. Besides "classical" music and
very interesting documentations and discussions there is also a high
quality program for contemporary music, which we are especially
fond of. There are two excellent festivals for contemporary music at
in Vienna: "HÖRGÄNGE" in
spring (about 2 weeks) and "WIEN MODERN" in autumn (about 4 weeks).
During these festivals we are attending concerts almost every day!
Some of our favourite Ensembles are
and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Martin and I also like to make music together. Sometimes we meet with friends and
play Jazz standards. Martin plays the base and I am singing.
More often than playing Jazz we enjoy listening to it. A perfect
place to do this in nice atmosphere is the
Our favourite food is Asian (Thai, Indian, Sri Lancesian,
We often cook exotic dishes, especially since we are having a cast iron wok.
We are also very fond of wine.
Particularly we like "barrique"-upgrades (i.e. wine stored in oak barrels)
of Austrian wines, red wines like Blaufränkischer,
Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, and white wines from
the Styria and Wachau.
You can get more information on the
wines from Austria-homepage
During my official business in Glasgow in March 1998 I had the
opportunity to taste some other alcoholic beverage stored in
oak barrels -
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
I was surprised about the big difference to the
Blended Scotch Whiskys
which you usually get when ordering whiskey. Martin is especially fond of the Single Malts from
the Isle of Islay
...). I am a fan of Oban and Clynelish.
You can get more information about whisky from the
Scotch Whisky Association
We like to go to the Kaffehaus
, a very
typical Viennese institution, where we drink coffee, read papers
(news or scientific) and enjoy the atmoshere.
We are especially fond of the so called "artistic"
, but due to our work and the other hobbies we don't find
enough time to go to the cinema very often! Here is a list of
some of our favourite directors and movies:
Peter Greenaway: Drowning by Numbers
Wim Wenders: Der Himmel über Berlin
Jim Jarmush: Dead Man (don't confuse with "Dead Man Walking"), Down by Law
Terry Gilliam: Brazil
Joel Coen: Barton Fink, The Big Lebowsky
Pedro Almodovar: Live Flesh, Talk to Her, All about my Mother
Hal Hartley: The Book of Life
Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Amelie
Since I started my freelance work in IT, I don't spend so much time with
physics as before. But I really enjoy discussions with my friends about
Martin and I are especially fond of travelling! We spent several times in the US, the last
time we went there was for 10 weeks on our honeymoon in 1995. We have also been
to Great Britain many times - one of our nicest holidays we spent in Scotland.
In summer 2000 we went to Asia for the first time in our lives. We spent 4 weeks
in Malaysia and Thailand. We were so enthusiastic about the landscape, the people,
and of course the food, that we decided to spend our next holiday in summer 2001
again in this part of the world: we went to Bali and Java. This was also a
We like bicycling - especially as city transportation.
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