(ScienceTimesDaily) The US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Chicago (UChicago). Together, they have developed a method to utilize quantum computers in simulating molecules and other complex materials.
the team for the materials science application of quantum computers is led by Giulia Galli. Galli is the director of the Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials (MICCoM), a leader in Argonne’s Materials Science division, as well as a member of the research laboratory’s Center for Molecular Engineering department.
Galli said that their new calculational method “greatly improves on the accuracy attainable with existing quantum mechanical methods regarding calculations for specific defects in crystalline materials,” implementing the forward step on a quantum computer.
Aside from her work with MICCoM and Argonne, Galli also works in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering as the Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations. Lastly, she is a Chemistry Professor at the University of Chicago.