Professur für Quantenalgorithmik


Welcome at the Quantum Algorithms group. Our research centers around hybrid quantum algorithms based on physical insight and is realized within automatized software frameworks.


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1. Januar 2024

MQV Lighthouse project KID-QC^2 starts

Together with the group of Dr. Daniel Scherer (Fraunhofer Institute IIS) we will leverage Artificial Intelligence to automate and optimize the design of quantum circuits for quantum chemical calculations in an application- and hardware-platform-specific manner.

20. April 2024

New Paper Published

Quantum Algorithmic Approach to Multiconfigurational Valence Bond Theory.

7. August 2023

Molecular Quantum Circuits

New article on system adapted circuit design published.

28. August 2023

Frontiers of near-term quantum computing

we've been at the "frontiers of near-term quantum computing" conference discussing about quantum circuit design. Slides available upon request.

25. Juli 2023

Partitioning Quantum Simulations with Clifford Circuits

New article on circuit cutting strategies published. Collaboration with UofT and LANL.

14. November 2023

New Preprint Online

Entanglement reduction through targeted Fermion-to-qubit mappings - A collaboration with ICFO.

21. Februar 2023

Insights from Interpretable Circuit Design

New preprint on the preparation of Fermionic ground states on quantum computers released.

15. Januar 2024

New Preprint Online

New preprint on quantum ground state preparation heuristics. A collaboration with the ICFO and Zapata computing.

Open Positions


PostDoc position incoming. Feel free to inquire.


If you are interested in a student job (studentische Hilfskraft), please contact Jakob Kottmann directly.






Prof. Dr. Jakob Kottmann
Professur für Quantenalgorithmik
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Location (Visitors):

Eichleitnerstraße 30,

Building F2

Room 408


Postal Address:

Universität Augsburg,

Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik

Institut für Informatik


Universitätsstr. 6a
D-86159 Augsburg



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Recent publications: Google Scholar
2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021


Jakob S. Kottmann und Francesco Scala
Quantum algorithmic approach to multiconfigurational valence bond theory: insights from interpretable circuit design

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Jakob S. Kottmann
Molecular quantum circuit design: a graph-based approach

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Abhinav Anand, Philipp Schleich, Sumner Alperin-Lea, Phillip W. K. Jensen, Sukin Sim, Manuel Díaz-Tinoco, Jakob S. Kottmann, Matthias Degroote, Artur F. Izmaylov und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
A quantum computing view on unitary coupled cluster theory

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Philipp Schleich, Jakob S. Kottmann und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Improving the accuracy of the variational quantum eigensolver for molecular systems by the explicitly-correlated perturbative [2]R12-correction

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Kishor Bharti, Alba Cervera-Lierta, Thi Ha Kyaw, Tobias Haug, Sumner Alperin-Lea, Abhinav Anand, Matthias Degroote, Hermanni Heimonen, Jakob S. Kottmann, Tim Menke, Wai-Keong Mok, Sukin Sim, Leong-Chuan Kwek und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Noisy intermediate-scale quantum algorithms

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Jakob S. Kottmann und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Optimized low-depth quantum circuits for molecular electronic structure using a separable-pair approximation

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Philipp Schleich, Abhinav Anand, Joseph Boen, Lukasz Cincio, Jakob S. Kottmann, Pavel A. Dub und Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Quantum chemistry with near-Clifford circuits

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APS March Meeting 2022, Chicago, Ill., USA

Abhinav Anand, Jakob S. Kottmann und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Quantum compression with classically simulatable circuits

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Maurice Weber, Abhinav Anand, Alba Cervera-Lierta, Jakob S. Kottmann, Thi Ha Kyaw, Bo Li, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Ce Zhang und Zhikuan Zhao
Toward reliability in the NISQ era: robust interval guarantee for quantum measurements on approximate states

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Abhinav Anand, Jakob S. Kottmann und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Using classical logic to design quantum circuits for compression of quantum data

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APS March Meeting 2022, Chicago, Ill., USA


Jakob S. Kottmann, Abhinav Anand und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
A feasible approach for automatically differentiable unitary coupled-cluster on quantum computers

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Mario Krenn, Jakob S. Kottmann, Nora Tischler und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Conceptual understanding through efficient automated design of quantum optical experiments

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Jakob S. Kottmann, Philipp Schleich, Teresa Tamayo-Mendoza und Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Directly determined pair-natural orbitals and their implications on quantum algorithms for chemistry

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Alba Cervera-Lierta, Jakob S. Kottmann und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Meta-variational quantum eigensolver: learning energy profiles of parameterized Hamiltonians for quantum simulation

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Zi-Jian Zhang, Thi Ha Kyaw, Jakob S. Kottmann, Matthias Degroote und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Mutual information-assisted adaptive variational quantum eigensolver

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Phillip W. K. Jensen, Lasse Bjørn Kristensen, Jakob S. Kottmann und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Quantum computation of eigenvalues within target intervals

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Jakob S. Kottmann, Mario Krenn, Thi Ha Kyaw, Sumner Alperin-Lea und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Quantum computer-aided design of quantum optics hardware

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Jakob S. Kottmann, Philipp Schleich, Teresa Tamayo-Mendoza und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Reducing qubit requirements while maintaining numerical precision for the variational quantum eigensolver: a basis-set-free approach

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Jakob S. Kottmann, Sumner Alperin-Lea, Teresa Tamayo-Mendoza, Alba Cervera-Lierta, Cyrille Lavigne, Tzu-Ching Yen, Vladyslav Verteletskyi, Philipp Schleich, Abhinav Anand, Matthias Degroote, Skylar Chaney, Maha Kesibi, Naomi Grace Curnow, Brandon Solo, Georgios Tsilimigkounakis, Claudia Zendejas-Morales, Artur F. Izmaylov und Alán Aspuru-Guzik
TEQUILA: a platform for rapid development of quantum algorithms

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