Quantum mechanical simulations have become a powerful tool to accelerate materials science and design, but executing the same computations on quantum computers so far remains at an early stage of development. By bringing together Qu & Co's expertise in quantum computing and Schrödinger's deep knowledge and experience in applying quantum mechanics in real-world applications, the collaboration aims to advance the state of the art of quantum computing for quantum chemistry. The collaboration will also explore a hybrid computing framework that leverages the strengths of both quantum and conventional approaches to atomistic simulations.
"Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize our ability to solve important problems in materials sciences", stated Mathew D. Halls, Vice President of Materials Science at Schrödinger. "We're particularly pleased to be working with Qu & Co, which is strongly committed to advancing the field with the highest degree of scientific integrity. We look forward to learning from one another as we expand the real-world utility of quantum chemistry."
"We are committed to developing concrete, pragmatic solutions that demonstrate the utility of quantum computing for quantum chemistry, and we're delighted to partner with a team that shares this goal", stated Benno Broer, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Qu & Co. "Together, we believe we can prove - and then improve - the value of quantum mechanics to solve challenging chemical problems for materials scientists across many industries."