CHIARA MARLETTO is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Simon Benjamin's research group at the Materials Department, University of Oxford; Currently working with David Deutsch on the project "Constructor Theory of Information".
Her research interests include Quantum Theory of Computation, Foundations of Physics, Condensed-Matter Physics and Quantum Biology. She has a DPhil in Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (under the supervision of Artur Ekert); a Master of Science Degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Physical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino (cum laude), and a Bachelor Degree (Laurea) in Physical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino (cum laude).
Some of her recent research in the joint project with David Deutsch involves the application of Constructor Theory to fundamental issues in physics: to information (http://arxiv-web3.library.cornell.edu/abs/1405.5563); and to assessing the compatibility of essential features of living systems, such as the ability to self-reproduce and evolve, with our fundamental laws of Physics, in particular with Quantum Physics (http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.0681).
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the "Graduate Prize Scholarship" at Merton College, 2012; "Optime" Award for Academic Excellence, offered by Unione Industriale di Torino, 2011; and the "Ing. Vittorino Pollo e Dott.Ssa Zita Pollo" Award for Academic Excellence, offered by Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, 2010.