Dr. M. Ali (Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM)
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 10:15
Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406), 4. Etage
Joint Research Seminar on Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations / Mathematical Optimization
Quantum computing has transitioned from theoretical promise to practical reality, with multiple devices now accessible to the public. This technological evolution has catalyzed a multidisciplinary race to achieve the first 'quantum advantage,' drawing experts from fields as diverse as physics, computer science, finance, mathematics, and chemistry. However, despite the immense potential, the practical utility of current quantum computing implementations remains modest. Much of the research is concentrated on similar, easily-attainable goals, often accompanied by overstated claims and unwarranted optimism. Consequently, pivotal questions about the true nature of 'quantum advantage,' the roadmap to achieving it, and its fundamental relevance remain unanswered. Our focus is on harnessing the capabilities of quantum computing for material simulations at the macroscopic scale. In this presentation, I will offer an overview of the current state of quantum computing, discuss methodologies for solving differential equations directly on quantum platforms, and explore the use of quantum machine learning to create surrogate models for complex systems.
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