Quantum simulation

A quantum simulator is a quantum computer which is specifically designed and constructed to simulate a certain process, for example how many particles collectively behave when designing a new materialDue to its specific design, a quantum simulator can only solve a limited number of problems.

A number of fairly simple examples of quantum simulation have already been demonstrated, but have not yet surpassed classical computers. Rapid progress is however being made, and researchers are preparing to scale up to the level required to demonstrate what is known as quantum supremacy, which means solving a problem that is beyond reach of conventional computers. Usable applications for quantum simulation are expected within a few years. 

Published: Fri 13 Mar 2020.