Academic Paper

Quantum Algorithm for Nonlinear Differential Equations

December, 2020


Quantum computers are known to provide an exponential advantage over classical computers for the solution of linear differential equations in high-dimensional spaces. Here, we present a quantum algorithm for the solution of nonlinear differential equations. The quantum algorithm provides an exponential advantage over classical algorithms for solving nonlinear differential equations. Potential applications include the Navier-Stokes equation, plasma hydrodynamics, epidemiology, and more.

Assessing Mandatory Stay‐at‐Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID‐19

January, 2021


Background and Aims

The most restrictive non‐pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for controlling the spread of COVID‐19 are mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closures. Given the consequences of these policies, it is important to assess their effects. We evaluate the effects on epidemic case growth of more restrictive NPIs (mrNPIs), above and beyond those of less restrictive NPIs (lrNPIs).