Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160102426 [ 2016-01-01 - 2019-09-20 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Dominic Berry (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Gavin Brennen (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Andrew Childs (Partner Investigator) ,  Dr Jiannis Pachos (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Quantum algorithms for computational physics. The project intends to provide a solid base of quantum algorithms that would enable quantum computers to tackle currently insurmountable problems. Many of the highest-value applications in computing are based on solving problems in physics. Quantum computers take advantage of the power of quantum mechanics to outperform even the fastest conceivable supercomputers. This project plans to use new tools in quantum algorithms to provide much faster ways for quantum computers to simulate physics, including molecular modelling, field theories that explain elementary forces in the universe, and differential equations needed to model classical physics. The increases in computing speed have the potential to enable new technology in areas such as drug design and materials science, as well as providing testable predictions for new theories of physics.

Funding Amount $435,700

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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