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Quantum applications

We're aiming to accelerate the next 250 years of chemistry and materials science into the next 25 years.

Science is on the cusp of a giant leap, and with it, humankind

Scientists are seeking to tackle many of humankind's greatest challenges by looking to the smallest of places—the microscopic realm—using quantum computing. Microsoft is advancing capabilities for scientists working at this nanoscale to accelerate the discovery of chemicals and materials with applications that include the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and making better batteries. If we can understand and model the intricacies of nature, who knows what we might discover and the growth and progress it may start.

Here and now—a cloud-powered supercomputer for every scientist

Azure Quantum simulates virtual quantum capabilities via the cloud, giving scientists access to scalable, high-performance computing (HPC) with cloud-optimized code and state-of-the-art automation. The low-latency networking is optimized for chemistry and materials research at scale. Scaling simulations in the cloud using sophisticated workflow tools helps scientists manage any complexity that may arise.
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The path to quantum at scale

Ultimately, a scaled quantum machine will be required to solve the hardest chemistry and materials science problems. A full-scale quantum machine with more than 1 million stable qubits will empower scientists with greater accuracy and predictability in chemical and materials simulation so they can build the impactful applications such as simulating catalytic process for carbon fixation. Microsoft is on a path to bring quantum at scale to the world given our unique approach and recent physics breakthrough.

Speed up your research and development

If you're interested in meeting with our chemists and quantum architects to learn how Azure can transform your approach to chemistry and materials science research and development, contact the Azure Quantum team.
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See how customers are innovating in chemistry and materials science now

Driving sustainable materials innovation

Johnson Matthey is using Azure Quantum to drive innovation in the discovery of fuel cell materials to enable sustainable hydrogen energy sources, helping local and global economies to reduce their carbon footprint.
Johnson Matthey factory

Accelerating development of sustainable paints

AkzoNobel and Microsoft are working to establish what is effectively a wet lab in the cloud to support the development of more sustainable paints, contributing to better products today and a better environment tomorrow.
AkzoNobel factory
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Quantum Innovator Series

Register for the webinar series to get the inside perspective on how Azure Quantum is empowering scientists around the world with HPC and quantum computing.