Florian Mazur (ESR 5), born and brought up in Thionville in France. His PhD project is called ‘Towards quantum computing for pharmaceutical applications’. The project will pave the way towards the application of quantum simulations using NISQ devices for large scale problems relevant for chemical and pharmaceutical industries. For this, Florian will find a way to select the degree of freedom in Quantum part of a QM/MM calculation and how it will be adapted to a NISQ device. You can contact Florian with enquiries about his project via firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberto Catalano (ESR 13) is from Augusta, a harbour city on the Eastern coast of Sicily (Italy). Alberto will be studying the effects of frustration due to non-local interactions in molecular Hamiltonians, trying to identify the relevant degrees of freedom most suitable for quantum simulations. He will be under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Franchini at the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics group at Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb.