Dr. Matthias Troyer explains how HPC, state-of-the-art machine learning, and quantum knowledge can be used today to transform our ability to model and predict the outcome of chemical processes.
Dr. Matthias Troyer, Microsoft Technical Fellow, discusses the kinds of problems we can solve today with quantum simulation. Learn how years of Microsoft research reveal that the discovery of new chemicals, materials, and drugs that will ultimately help solve the world’s most challenging problems will greatly benefit from quantum computing. Dr. Troyer explains how high-performance computing (HPC), state-of-the-art machine learning, and quantum knowledge can be used today to fundamentally transform our ability to model and predict the outcome of chemical processes.
About the speaker
Matthias Troyer | Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Matthias Troyer is Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, working on the system architecture of quantum computers and their applications. After receiving his PhD in 1994 from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and spending time as a postdoc at the University of Tokyo he has been professor of Computational Physics at ETH Zurich until joining Microsoft in 2017. Matthias is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and President of the Aspen Center for Physics. He is recipient of the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics and the Rahman Prize for Computational Physics of the American Physical Society “…for pioneering numerical work in many seemingly intractable areas of quantum…physics and for providing efficient sophisticated computer codes to the community.”