Scientists deliver quantum algorithm to develop new materials and chemistry

This article covers the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s development of the Cascaded Variational Quantum Eigensolver (CVQE) algorithm, published in Physical Review Research. The CVQE, an advancement of the Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) algorithm, increases computational efficiency by requiring a single execution of quantum circuits, rather than repetitive runs during parameter optimization. This quantum algorithm aims to expedite the exploration of electronic systems’ physical properties, transforming calculations that took months into tasks achievable in hours. It represents a significant stride in utilizing quantum computing to probe complex systems, with implications for material and chemical research. For more, visit