Google has managed to successfully reach a brand new milestone in the field of quantum computing by designing a simulation of a hydrogen molecule for the very first time. It’s a brilliant piece of an invention as it has the potential to unravel further mysteries in the world of chemistry surrounding us.
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Once these engineers of Google who managed to simulate H2 molecules, they can apply the same method to form a simulation of other molecules as well. Wide ranges of benefits can be attained through this technique, which also includes formulating better medicines.
The engineers at Google have been working alongside with numerous researchers from Harvard University, UC Santa Barbara, Lawrence Berkely National Labs, University College London in the UK and Tufts University, according to The Science Alert.
“While the energies of molecular hydrogen can be computed classically, as one scales up quantum hardware it becomes possible to simulate even larger chemical systems, including classically intractable ones,”
All the chemical reactions are quantum in their behaviors, which makes it entirely impossible for ordinary computers that deal with 0’s and 1’s to pinpoint their movements.
However, Google’s quantum computer that calculates in qubits can have the ability to deal with both 0’s and 1’s together at the same time.
Babbush also said,
“Could modernize the field so dramatically that the examples imaginable today are just the tip of the iceberg”.
The whole concept of quantum computing has still a long way to go and long debates have already spurred among engineers about quantum computing, as they are still unsure if they have managed to reach the very first step of their latest invention or not.
Whatever it may be, I think we have already learned to extract the fun as well as the usefulness of quantum computing.