Development of Quantum Computing Algorithms for studies of quantum mechanical many-body systems

The project deals with studies and development of advanced algorithms for interacting many-particle systems (either classical or quantum mechanical ones) in condensed matter physics and/or subatomic physics with an emphasis on methods and/or algorithms from Quantum Computing theories.  

Ground state energy of the Hydrogen molecule for bond length between R = 0.3Å to R = 2.3Å, with the absolute error between the Variational Quantum Eigensolver with Unitary Coupled Cluster theory  and Full Configuration Interaction (FCI)  calculations. Hartree-Fock (HF).

There is also the possibility to combine quantum computing approaches with machine learning algorithms.


  • The applicant is expected to hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Computational or Theoretical Physics with specialization in quantum mechanical many-body problems with a  strong background in Computational Physics/Science.
  • Candidates with a background in Quantum Computing will be preferred.


Professor Morten Hjorth-Jensen

Researcher Simen Kvaal

Call 1: Project start autumn 2021

This project is in call 1, starting autumn 2021. Read about how to apply

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:37 PM - Last modified Nov. 17, 2020 3:27 PM