Project Progress and Achievements: May 2020
During the first period, we have prepared the development of the next generation of atomicbased programmable quantum simulators with enhanced capabilities (size, degree of control and programmability) and higher fidelities of the manipulations.
We have worked towards the validation of the platforms and developed means to certify a quantum advantage on them. First, we demonstrated quantum simulation on programmable large-scale simulators in numerically accessible regimes. Second, we developed new tools for the validation of large scale-scale quantum simulators.
We have also explored quantum simulation in regimes where classical simulations are not possible and investigated applications to scientific problems and a quantum advantage. In particular, we have assessed the threshold for quantum advantage by pushing classical simulations of models that can be implemented on the experimental platforms. We have developed new control architectures and techniques for quantum simulation.
Finally, we have initiated a dialogue with industry to identify key applications where quantum simulation provides a competitive advantage, and to develop specific use-cases. Examples are related to the smart charging of electrical vehicle fleet; quantum inspired methods to optimise Radiotherapy Plans for Cancer Treatment or Machine Learning on high-energy physics data.
Find more information about what PASQuanS has achieved here.
To mark the mid-point of the Quantum Technologies Flagship’s eighteen-month ramp-up phase in May 2020, a mid-term review was published with information about the achievements of all the projects. Read it here.