McClean’s Clock Variational Principle

In the time between finishing my post-doc and beginning the group I’ve been indulging my appetite for random quantum ideas outside of the electronic structure realm. Jarrod McClean came up with this pretty wild adaptation of quantum computing’s ancilla concept to do quantum dynamics. The approach (which we cast as a version of the quantum time-dependent variational principle) has some interesting features, and we eventually managed to do parallel in time dynamics with it. (arXiv)