Qu&Co and LG Electronics (LG) have announced a three year project to develop and test quantum algorithms for multiphysics simulation. The core of the research appears to be based upon a method of “Solving nonlinear differential equations with differentiable quantum circuits” and described by Qu&Co and the University of Exeter in a paper posted on arXiv. This particular paper shows how their algorithm could be used to solve an instance of Navier-Stokes equations, and compute density, temperature and velocity profiles for the fluid flow in a convergent-divergent nozzle. But the potential applications of this technique can be wide ranging, especially for a company like LG that manufactures consumer and commercial products ranging from TVs, home appliances, air solutions, mobile devices, monitors, service robots and automotive components with revenues in 2020 of more than $56 billion and over 74,000 employees. Qu&Co is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and LG is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Additional information about this collaboration can be found in a news release on the Qu&Co website here.

April 15, 2021