Qu & Co, a quantum software company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will collaborate with Airbus to investigate the use of quantum computers for flight physics simulations. This area is of particular interest to Airbus and was one of the five problem areas included in their Quantum Computing Challenge contest that they sponsored in 2019-2020. Qu & Co has performed recent research with the University of Exeter on Solving nonlinear differential equations with differentiable quantum circuits that could be applicable to computational fluid dynamics problems such as simulating the airflow over the wing of an aircraft. These problems are very difficult for a classical computer because it requires solving complex non-linear differential equations. Additional details are available in a news release posted on the Qu & Co website and available here.

June 10, 2021