AJ Roeth

AJ Roeth

Quantum Software Engineer

AJ Roeth is a Junior Quantum Software Engineer at Zapata Computing. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with dual bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Chinese. She was chosen as a Goldwater Scholar based on her achievements and demonstrated ability in physics research. She has worked on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment since she was 15 years old, focusing on software and studies related to supernova neutrino detection. She has also done research on quantum dot intermediate band solar cells. Now AJ is using her background and experience in both software engineering and physics to work on developing software for quantum computing.

Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

I am drawn to quantum computing because it is an intersection of several things I love: Theoretical scientific topics, positive real-world impacts, and software engineering.

What is a quantum problem you dream of solving?

I am particularly excited about the potential application of quantum computers to drug discovery.

What are a few of your favorite things?

Shoegaze, sunsets, and watching movies with friends.

What are people often surprised to know about you?

I can speak Chinese.

What’s your superpower?

I can write with my feet.