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CNSI Researchers Partner with National Labs in DOE-Funded Quantum Information Science Research Centers

August 26, 2020

CNSI researchers will participate in three of the five new Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These research centers have been established to support the National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018, meant to “accelerate the development of quantum information science and technology applications” to benefits to national security, the economy and scientific discovery. The centers intend to further the development of the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers with innovative projects and programs, while providing training for the emerging quantum workforce.

David Weld and Andrea Young will lead the UCSB effort of the Quantum Science Center (QSC) which will be headquartered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The QSC will focus on quantum materials discovery and design, quantum algorithms and simulations, and the co-design and development of quantum devices and sensors for discovery science.

Ania Jayich will participate in Next Generation Quantum Science and Engineering (Q-NEXT), led by Argonne National Laboratory. Q-NEXT includes nearly 100 researchers from three DOE national laboratories, ten universities and ten leading U.S. quantum technology companies. Member organizations are leaders in many areas of QIS, including quantum information theory, high-performance computation, quantum experimental science, basic discovery science, advanced computing and high energy physics.

Chris Van de Walle will be part of the Co-Design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA), led by Brookhaven National Laboratory, which will build the fundamental tools necessary to create scalable, distributed and fault-tolerant quantum computer systems.

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