(January 30, 2018) Prof. Nicholas Mayhall's group will contribute to a $1.8M, 4-year project funded by the US Department of Energy. The team, led by Prof. Ed Barnes from the Virginia Tech Department of Physics, will work to develop a multiscale modeling approach that ranges from different levels of ab-initio quantum chemistry simulations to effective models and time-dependent external control, and will use this approach for the systematic design and control of quantum information processors with TbPc2 single-molecule magnets. Although computing power has historically increased exponentially, the physical limitations of computer hardware are quickly approaching. Quantum computing offers an alternative platform and has the potential to significantly increase the speed of future computers. For more information and to read the abstract, click here.