One of the major expected impact of Quantum computing is related to the development of new techniques related to chemistry and drug discovery. Challenges are high since Nature is complex and powerful, and it is necessary to be able to model it precisely in order to push the limits of science. Modeling chemical reactions on classical computations requires approximations because they currently cannot perfectly calculate the quantum behavior of more than just a couple of electrons.
Since classical computers don’t use quantum phenomena in their core, calculations are limited and time-consuming. Each approximation reduces the value of the model and increases the amount of experimental lab work that chemists will have to do to validate and guide the model.
Our quantum computers use the same quantum phenomena as Nature itself and therefore work differently. They can describe electron-electron interactions without approximations. They are now at the point where they can begin to model the behaviour of new molecules or new polymers.
Our team has developed a new generation of algorithms and advanced hardwares in order to improve the calculations of new molecules. Our photonic technology allows us to explore faster and with a better accuracy the properties of polymers and drugs.