QBN Meeting on Quantum Computing for Chemistry and Materials Science on 14th July 2021

To download presentations, agenda, workshop results and participant list, please visit QBN Meeting on Quantum Computing for Chemistry and Materials Science event page.

On 14th of July many knowledgeable experts from industry and academia gathered to attend the QBN Meeting on Quantum Computing for Chemistry and Materials Science. The brilliant presentations made the event truly unique and showed great capabilities of some of the latest technologies.

Quantum computing is a very new field of science and technology, and its full potential is still being explored. However, it is already a known fact that quantum computers excel at simulating quantum systems with many degrees of freedom, which makes them a perfect fit for solving problems in chemistry and materials science. The experts of these science fields provided the other attendees deep insights into some present-day and future applications.

The meeting started with a few welcoming words from CEO of Quantum Business Network, Johannes Verst and afterwards Dr Michael Marthaler, CEO of HQS Quantum Simulations, which supported the meeting, gave a short introduction about his company. The first key note ‘’Application of Computational Methods for Digitalization -Scaling vs. Accuracy (on a Quantum Computer?)’’ was given by Dr Philipp Harbach from Merck, showing what it takes to simulate electron interactions with electromagnetic waves. Next Dr Thomas Eckl presented advanced atomic modelling methods used at Bosch in his talk ‘’Quantum mechanical materials design at Bosch and the potential benefit of Quantum Computing’’.

After the first two key notes participants got the chance to get to know one other, discuss new ideas, and form new partnerships during the one-to-one networking sessions.

After networking, participants could further debate their thoughts in a workshop about current tools and their limitations using HPC as well as challenges in quantum industry and how to solve them.

Dr Stefan Birner from nextnano, member of QBN, started the second session of presentations with his excellent talk about ‘’Electronic Flying Qubits: Design and modeling challenges’’. In the next presentation ‘’Quantum computing and quantum simulation’’ Dr Michael Marthaler revealed more about existing quantum chemistry methods. After a short break Gabriel Greene-Diniz from Cambridge Quantum Computing, member of QBN, explained theory behind molecular simulations in his talk ‘’Embedding Strategies for Quantum Computational Chemistry in the EUMEN Software Package’’. The last presentation ‘’Insights into Battery Materials from Modeling and Simulation’’ was given by Dr Ansgar Schäfer form BASF, where he shared some interesting experiment and research results.

Special thanks to all participants not only for their open and very valuable contribution but also for making the QBN Meeting on Quantum Computing for Chemistry and Materials Science to a high-quality meeting with a trust-based environment for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

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