Max Radin

Max Radin, Ph.D.

Lead Quantum Software Engineer

Max Radin received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Irvine. His research has focused on using first-principles simulations to advance our understanding of materials for electrochemical energy storage. As a Quantum Application Scientist at Zapata Computing, he is developing software and algorithms for quantum computers.


Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

Quantum computing represents a paradigm for information processing that is fundamentally unlike any other and has the potential to solve some of the most challenging problems in science and industry.

What is a quantum problem you dream of solving?

Finding a counterexample for the Riemann hypothesis, or understanding the quantum mechanical origins of the behavior of high-capacity Li-ion battery materials.

What are a few of your favorite things?

Favorite movie: Koyaanisqatsi. Favorite mineral: magnetite. Favorite quote: The most important investment you can make is in yourself. −Warren Buffet