Manuel studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg in 2014-2020 and graduated with a Master’s degree. He did his Master thesis, “Exploring and Benchmarking Quantum-assisted Neural Networks with Qubit Layers”, in collaboration with the Honda Research Institute Europe in Frankfurt. After graduating, he started an internship at Zapata and recently joined as a Quantum Application Scientist for quantum machine learning and generative modelling.
Why have you chosen a career in quantum?
It is fascinating to me that quantum systems, which are so delicate and small, could be used to perform calculations that are directly relevant for every-day life.
What’s your superpower?
With my jokes I can always make at least one person laugh! That person might be me.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
When facing errors/bugs/unexpected results, don’t even start speculating about the crazy things that could have caused it. Begin by performing a bunch of sanity checks.