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Quantum computing for chemistry

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Friday, October 21, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gavin Jones
Triangle Quantum Computing Seminar Series

This presentation will provide a general overview of quantum computing for applications in chemistry. It will begin by focusing on some early progress made by our researchers at IBM Quantum, then will delve into some very long-term use cases. Next, the talk will discuss some perspectives on what is possible today and will describe some of the near-term use cases. We will conclude by taking a deeper dive into one of our recent research efforts. --- Dr. Jones is an IBM Quantum Technical Ambassador, a Research Staff Member and is the Manager of the Quantum Applications group at IBM Research - Almaden. Dr. Jones is a computational chemist with interests in performing quantum chemistry with quantum computers, catalysis, molecular properties, the formation of functional advanced materials and polymer degradation.

Dr. Jones completed his Ph. D. in theoretical/computational organic chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles, prior to postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Jones joined IBM Research in 2010 as a postdoctoral researcher and became a Research Staff Member in 2013 then the manager of the Quantum Applications group in 2020.

Dr. Jones has received two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards from IBM and was awarded an FP Global Thinkers Award: Innovator Category by Foreign Policy Magazine for his achievements in sustainability and recycling. --- Co-hosted with IBM Quantum Hub at NC State University and Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Contact: Margo Ginsberg