Marta Mauri

Marta Mauri

Research Manager, Quantum AI/ML

Marta Mauri was born and raised in Italy, where she undertook a BSc and MSc in Physics at Università degli Studi di Milano. She completed her graduate studies in 2019, with a research project focused on the study of Quantum Spin Systems through the computational power of Neural Networks. The project was developed under the joint supervision of Dr. Giuseppe Carleo (Center for Computational Quantum Physics at Flatiron Institute, New York), Dr. Juan Carrasquilla (Vector Institute, Toronto) and Prof. Davide Galli (Università degli Studi di Milano). This collaboration gave her the possibility to deepen her knowledge about Quantum Many-Body Physics, as well as to enter the fascinating world of Machine Learning. She is interested to bring these two aspects together to tackle complicated real-world problems.


Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

Quantum Physics has always been extremely fascinating, especially for its paradoxes, which challenge the common way of thinking about reality, raising a bunch of interesting questions on the borderline between science and philosophy. On the other hand, I’ve always been passionate about the computational side of science…why not look for a unity? I hope that being a protagonist of the quantum computing family will lead me to a deeper understanding of the quantum theory, as well as give me the opportunity to contribute to the solution of many relevant problems.

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

Well, each of the biggest conundrum in physics is an interesting goal…but leveraging quantum computing for the drug discovery process would be extremely valuable – so that my passion for quantum can actually be helpful for other people’s live!

 What are a few of your favorite things? 

I love spending time with my friends and meeting new ones. I love hiking, especially in the stunning area of Lake Como in Italy where I spent many summers. And, of course, pizza drives me crazy!

What’s your superpower?

I can sunbathe for endless hours, no matter how hot it is. Just give a good book!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Live always the real intensely, because “there are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” (W. Shakespeare).