It's been a while that quantum computing is looked as the next step in computational science. I somewhat always tought we were decade aways from it's happening but it appears I was wrong: ibm-quantum-computing-cloud (well, I am still not sure this is a large scale quantum computer or an efficient quantum computer replication; edit: changed the link; it is a simulator)
Quantum mechanics and quantitative finance were already linked by some powerfull tools (ex. Random matrix theory (RMT) in finance) or shady reasonments (Quantum Mechanics and Economics... What) but I did not really considered quantum mechanics as the next step of QF. For a long time papers I could find on the topic were either quantum mechanics oriented (see Path_integral_formulation and links) or 'poor' in term of quantitative finance (see Quantum_finance and links).
Now, I can find more interesting papers (currently at work, will post the relevant paper later) and I am somewhat convinced that quantum computing could be a huge step ahead in both optimization and simulation and so in quantitative finance.
I am now looking for some good sources (keep in mind the aim is 3, I don't necessarly need to go trough all quantum mechanics again) on
- quantum mechanics
- quantum computing
- quantum computing applied to quantitative finance