IEEE Spectrum: VW Solves Quantum Chemistry Problems on a D-Wave Machine


"Scientists say their work offers a proof of principle for using D-Wave’s quantum computers to tackle even tougher chemistry problems.

Since at least 1982, when physicist Richard Feynman first proposed the idea of quantum computers, scientists have dreamed of using such exotic machines to simulate quantum phenomena in atoms and molecules. Now, in a paper to be presented in March, scientists at Volkswagen in Munich and San Francisco have used a D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer to solve rudimentary quantum chemistry problems." 

Read the article at IEEE Spectrum.