4.2.1 Quantum chemistry

Course subject(s) Module 4: The power of simulation

Quantum chemistry might be the most promising use of a quantum computer. What if we could create a personal medicine? What if we can make materials with all kinds of features? Listen to Lieven on quantum chemistry.

Main takeaways

  • Like factoring, Hamiltonian simulation can be performed on a quantum computer in polynomial, rather than exponential, time.
  • These simulations are¬†currently performed using very large supercomputers.
  • Hamiltonian simulation will probably be the first application of a quantum computer.
  • Hamiltonian simulation can be used, for instance, to create a new medication, materials that don’t have electrical resistance and chemical compounds.
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