UK’s quantum startup Phasecraft which is a collaboration between the UCL and the University of Bristol has released research that is showing a large improvement in the techniques for simulating fermions on quantum computers. Simulating fermions is needed in order for some new materials, batteries, and solar cells to be developed, and only quantum computers have the ability of simulating molecules.
One of the biggest challenges in the global research & development toward the discovery of new materials and new technologies can be solved with the new techniques that were released by the UK quantum startup Phasecraft.
This new peer-reviewed study released in the Physical Review B journal from the American Physical Society describes a novelty in simulating fermionic particles. Namely, the electrons. This discovery will significantly reduce the quantum hardware resources that are needed to perform these types of simulations.
Although there were many recent discoveries and improvements in quantum hardware in recent years. Quantum computers are still prone to make errors and also some software limitations are present as well. This new discovery by Phasecraft, will help close this gap and try to solve this problem and their solution will help to detect these errors in the computation. Some of the team that led this research are the quantum computing expert and founder of Phasecraft Toby Cubitt and Johannes Bausch.
On top of this, Phasecraft is also conducting small-scale experiments in order to demonstrate these resource improvements and also error mitigations on quantum hardware. This also includes a collaboration with industry partners on how these findings can be applied to battery material simulation.
Phasecraft is a quantum software company. They were founded in 2019 by Toby Cubitt, John Morton and Ashley Montanaro. Expert quantum scientists who led successful research teams at the University of Bristol and UCL. Phasecraft is also known for its collaboration with IBM, Google and Rigetti. They as a company aim to develop highly efficient software that will evolve quantum computing from theory into practice. And by practice, we mean creating useful applications.