In 1982, Richard Feynman proposed the use of quantum computers for thesimulation of quantum systems. Quantum simulation algorithms have anexponential speedup over classical simulation algorithms for mostquantum systems. In this talk, I will describe a quantum algorithmthat our group has recently developed for simulating chemicalreactions on a quantum computer. We concentrate on understanding thealgorithmic scaling and the measurement schemes for observables ofchemical interest. In particular, we will explore the H + H2 -> H +H2 chemical reaction as an illustrative example.
10 Minute Talk: Ion trap on a chip