Marta Mauri

Marta Mauri

Research Manager, Quantum AI/ML

Marta Mauri, M. S. in Physics, is the Research Manager of the Quantum AI Team at Zapata AI. She has spent 4+ years working at the intersection of quantum physics and artificial intelligence, focusing on advancing quantum generative modeling research toward practical quantum advantage. At Zapata AI, Marta contributes to the development of the Quantum Machine Learning proprietary software libraries, implements different research projects, supervises several interns and oversees the research activities of the team.



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).