Spring 2020

Ab Initio Chemistry and Materials Science: The Limits of Classical Computation and Prospects for Quantum Algorithms

Monday, January 27th, 2020 3:30 pm4:30 pm

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Calvin Lab Auditorium

Ab initio computation can effectively describe many chemical and material phenomena due to the development of sophisticated numerical methods in parallel with a nearly exponential increase in computational resources. But simulations on classical computers have their limits, particularly when it comes to the simulation of strong correlations and dynamics. In this talk I will discuss some of the limitations of classical computation and how this frontier may be addressed with quantum algorithms.