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Student colloquium, Niklas Stentoft Truelsen: Will quantum computers save us from climate change: Quantum optimization?

[Translate to English:] An IQM quantum computer and a model of an Al-fumarate molecule about to adsorb a carbon dioxide molecule

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Monday 17 April 2023,  at 14:15 - 15:00


Fys. Aud.

Supervisor: Kasper Poulsen

Climate change is one of the biggest problems of today.
In my colloquium, we will consider climate change from a physicist's point of view.
Specifically, we look at the metrics "planetary boundaries" and "representative concentration pathways".
Furthermore, we will look at the basics of quantum computers and how they may aid in solving some of the problems associated with climate change.
"Variational quantum eigensolvers" are a class of algorithms that may be run on a quantum computer to optimize chemical systems.
One of these systems is carbon capture and storage, which will be discussed.