What is the status of reducing chemistry to physics? I mean, to be able to derive the laws of chemistry from quantum physics.
From what I'm seeing online, it seems like this is considered possible in theory, but not in practice due to lack of computing power.
This feels like a huge gap in humanity's knowledge... I mean, I can understand not being able to reduce biology to chemistry, because we're dealing with billions of years of evolution. But reducing chemistry to physics is a purely mathematical problem isn't it?
Is there any ongoing project with the goal of reducing chemistry to physics?