Weitang Li

Senior Researcher at Tencent Quantum Lab

Title: Quantum Computational Chemistry: Variational Quantum Eigensolver and the Design of Ansatz

Abstract: Over the past decade, quantum computing has experienced remarkable growth and development, opening up new possibilities for simulating molecular properties. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the fundamental concepts of quantum chemistry and the variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithm. I will place particular emphasis on recent advancements in parameterized quantum circuits for VQE, including the unitary coupled-cluster (UCC) ansatz and the hardware-efficient ansatz (HEA). The talk will conclude with an optimistic estimation of the resources required to achieve quantum advantage.

Bio: Weitang Li is a senior researcher at Tencent Quantum Lab, Shenzhen, China. He received his Ph.D. from department of chemistry, Tsinghua University, where he conducted research on the application of tensor networks and quantum computing to chemical systems. At Tencent Quantum Lab he continues his research on quantum computational chemistry and develops TenCirChem, an efficient and versatile quantum computation package for molecular properties.

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