ITU researcher receives grant to develop quantum-inspired algorithms
Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Michael Kastoryano, has secured 5 million kroner from the Carlsberg Foundation to develop quantum-inspired algorithms.
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Written December 19, 2022 1:06 PM by Jari Kickbusch
A lot of research has been devoted to finding quantum algorithms to run on quantum computers in the future. But only recently, researchers realized that some of the building blocks of these algorithms can also lead to faster classical algorithms to be run on available classical hardware.
According to Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Michael Kastoryano, the quantum-inspired algorithms can, among other things, dramatically speed-up efforts to solve partial differential equations. This could lead to faster and better performance for many essential applications in science, engineering, and finance.
- Quantum-inspired algorithms could potentially benefit a wide range of businesses across many sectors. Take wind turbine manufacturers, for example, who perform large scale computational fluid dynamics simulations, to optimize the yield of their turbines. These simulations are extremely computationally demanding, requiring several days to run on upward of 100’000 cores. With quantum-inspired algorithms, it will be possible to speed up these and other calculations. In short, quantum-inspired algorithms will be able to make production cheaper and presumably also better, he says. Grant
Recently, Michael Kastoryano has secured 5 million kroner from the Carlsberg Foundation for the project “Quantum-inspired algorithms: probably the best differential solvers in the world.” The project aims to develop the full potential of quantum inspired algorithms in a wide variety of settings.
- The grant is important to me in two ways. Firstly, I think that investments in quantum inspired algorithms are an important facet of the Danish “quantum technologies ecosystem”. It could be years before quantum computers get their big breakthrough but until then, quantum-inspired algorithms can provide real advantage already today. They also serve to pave the way for further quantum advantage once quantum hardware is mature enough. Secondly, for me, it is of course an honour to receive the grant and to be able to contribute to the quantum research environment at the ITU and in Denmark, he concludes.
Learn more about the project Quantum-inspired algorithms: probably the best differential solvers in the world on the Carlsberg Foundations webpage
Jari Kickbusch, phone 7218 5304, email firstname.lastname@example.org