Because evolution is unitary.
Unitary Fund is supporting the development of QuTiP, the Quantum Toolbox in Python. Interested students can apply to propose a code project in QuTiP and be mentored by the core developers for a 3-month period, working remotely, similarly to the Google Summer of Code. A list of project ideas is available from the QuTiP wiki. Applications are open all-year-round.
- Additional Q# simulators (e.g.: open systems or CHP simulators)
- New language interoperability; currently, can call into Q# from Python, C#, F#, VB.NET, or PowerShell
- Visualization and/or debugger tools (e.g.: improving the state visualizer sample)
- New libraries for quantum algorithms (e.g.: we’ve gotten requests for QRAM implementations and a Durr–Hoyer library)
- Some of the larger issues in Qiskit Terra labelled as "short projects."
- Implementing the Solovay-Kitaev algorithm for approximating a given unitary by gates from a finite set, to arbitrary accuracy.
- Writing a simulator for parameterized quantum circuits, leveraging the Qiskit Parameter object.
- Building an encoder and decoder for quantum expander codes. (References here, here, and here.)
- Visualization tools for high-dimension optimization landscapes could help get better insight into algorithms like QAOA or VQE.
- The number of new publications showing up on arxiv can be overwhelming. Some kind of an automated/community knowledge aggregator could greatly assist in research.
- At QOSF we have done evaluation of open source projects in quantum in 2018. Help with updating and automating the process would be appreciated.