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For questions about the Variational Quantum Eigensolver, an algorithm which can find eigenvalues of large Hermitian operators.

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What is a better ansatz for VQE?

I am using Qiskit. I made two quantum circuits to generate $\cos\theta|00\rangle + \sin\theta|00\rangle$ for VQE calculations as follows. Apparently, the first one which has fewer CNOT gates is ...
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How to explain that I get a value lower than the smallest possible through minimization procedure in VQE?

As far as I know after minimization I have to obtain a value $E_{0}\le \frac{\langle \psi (\theta)|H|\psi (\theta)\rangle}{\langle \psi (\theta)|\psi (\theta)\rangle}$, where $E_{0}$ - eigenvalue of ...
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How to prepare Unitary Coupled Cluster ansatz for VQE in a circuit?

I have read the following paper by Dumitrescu et al. To make a Unitary Coupled Cluster (UCC) ansatz, one prepares with the following equation. $$ | \psi_{\rm{UCC}} \rangle = U(\theta)|\mathrm{HF}\...
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Graph coloring to reduce the number of qubits in VQE

I am reading through the following article: https://arxiv.org/abs/1312.2579 and I really struggle to understand anything of the section "D. The standard graph-coloring method" on page 7 and "E. The ...
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Active areas of research for NISQ algorithms

What areas of research in NISQ algorithms have heavy focus? I'm interested in quantum chemistry algorithms because of previous work (e.g. VQEs), and I'd love to learn more about other near-term ...
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Many jobs hanging after creating

I am running a VQE calculation running from a cluster using nohup. However, some of my jobs keep hanging with 'creating' and therefore my VQE is not converging/not working. However, at the same time,...
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Is there a mistake in the VQE Ansatz in Cirq's tutorial?

I have been going through Cirq's VQE background tutorial and after examining the Ansatz it seems to me that the only layer that actually affects the final measurement is the rot_x_layer. The other ...
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Problem with measurement error mitigation using VQE

I am attempting to mitigate measurement error while running on one of IBM's real devices and am doing so by passing CompleteMeasFitter into ...
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Is VQE a class of algorithms or a specific algorithm?

Is VQE a class of algorithms or a specific algorithm? For example, is QAOA a VQE or is VQE an algorithm distinct from QAOA that solves the same class of problems? If VQE is a specific algorithm, what ...
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How to calculate an Expected Value of some operator acting on qubits?

I'm trying to implement the Variational Quantum Eigensolver in Qiskit. Suppose, I have an operator $A = \sigma_1^z\sigma_2^z$ acting on some two-qubit state $|\psi\rangle$. After a measurement I get ...