“Quantum computers are tentatively moving from the realm of mere promise to tackling real-world challenges. Quantinuum is one of many companies that believes applications in ­chemistry—particularly the hunt for novel drugs and catalysts—will be among the very first practical tasks for these new machines. They are ideally suited for predicting the structure and behavior of molecules, researchers say, because both the machines and the molecules are ruled by the counterintuitive laws of quantum mechanics.”

From Science.