Ames Lab researchers awarded DOE funding for Quantum Information Science project

Scientists at Ames Laboratory will develop a hybrid quantum and classical computational tool to calculate the properties of quantum materials such as superconductors and rare-earth compounds, funded by an award for $600,000 per year for three years from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The project, formally named “Quantum Computing Enhanced Gutzwiller Variational Embedding Method for Correlated Multi-Orbital Materials,” will be led by Ames Laboratory Scientist Yongxin Yao, who is an expert in computational and theoretical condensed matter physics. Principal investigators include Ames Laboratory Scientists Peter P. Orth, Cai-Zhuang Wang, and Kai-Ming Ho.

The Ames Laboratory press release can be found here.