Q4Climate is an initiative that gathers the research and industry communities together around quantum and climate sciences with the aim of developing new insights into how we may reduce the pace and impact of climate change. The project focuses on identifying new opportunities for research and on the development of quantum approaches to problems in climate science which are complemented with metrics to measure progress and impact in this area.
- Identify most promising use cases for quantum technologies and algorithms targeting the mitigation, adaptation and prediction of climate change.
- Find practical solutions using the highest possible scientific rigor.
- Write a white paper summarizing our findings, in part inspired by related work on AI.
- Host a workshop in Canada in mid 2021, which will also drive future stages of the Q4Climate project.
The workflow of Q4Climate, from brainstorm to written report.
Research and brainstorm on topics of interest.
Recruit executive members and advisors with expertise on significant sectors.
Online focus groups and research on chosen areas.
Organized sessions and discussions to define the final outcome for the current objective.
Current objective : Establish research priorities
The field of research at the intersection of quantum and climate is virtually non-existent as of 2021.
We aim to identify the most promising research priorities at the intersection of quantum and climate science to enable the emergence of this new domain.
As a first step, we have reviewed the literature in both climate and quantum science and determine key sectors.
We are currently at the drafting and workshop phases of this objective.
The Q4Climate team is composed of executive members, complemented by an advisory board.
Agustin Di PaoloMIT
Michał StęchłyZapata Computing
Karl ThibaultInstitut quantique
Tracey ForrestTransformative Quantum Technologies
Stuart HadfieldUSRA RIACS
Casey BergerSmith College
Nathan LacroixETH Zürich
Sarah BlanchetteUniversité de Sherbrooke
Q4Climate is currently recruiting Advisory Board members with expertise in mitigation, adaptation and prediction of climate change.
Alan Aspuru-GuzikZapata Computing University of Toronto
Alexandre BlaisInstitut quantique Université de Sherbrooke
Michele MoscaInstitute for Quantum Computing University of Waterloo
Kristin PerssonUniversity of California, Berkeley
Brian Chol Soo StandenBASF
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