This video forms part of the Skills4Scientists Series which has been organised as a joint venture between the Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Discovery Network+ (AI3SD) and the Physical Sciences Data-Science Service (PSDS). This series ran over summer 2021 and aims to educate and improve scientists skills in a range of areas including research data management, python, version control, ethics, and career development. This series is primarily aimed at final year undergraduates / early stage PhD...
AI3SD Video: The Variational Quantum Eigensolver - progress and near term applications for quantum chemistryJules Tilly
The Variational Quantum Eigensolver is among the most promising near term applications for quantum computing. It offers the possibility to model some wave functions accurately in polynomial time. Despite this, many hurdles and open questions remain. We will go through these questions, try discussing possible answers and the direction of research. After this we will discuss recent applications of the methods and integration to quantum chemistry methods such as CASSCF and experimentation on quantum computers.