Monday, 22 February 2010

Simulating a molecule with a quantum computer

Simulating a molecule

There's a fairly nifty paper out in PRL on simulating a molecule with a quantum computer. In principle doing calculations on quantum systems will be much faster with quantum computers (when they become a reality) thanks to being able to hold the computer in a superposition of states. These guys have had a bash using an NMR based "computer" - it's pretty fun.

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