DOE Announces $10 Million for Research on QIS and Nuclear Physics

(MAY 6, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics. The aim of this funding is to draw on the expertise and capabilities of the nuclear physics community to advance areas of interest such as quantum computing and quantum sensors, and using advances in QIS to expand our understanding of nuclear physics.

This research seeks to advance foundational and use-inspired QIS research to solve challenging problems in nuclear physics, like predicting the dynamics of many-body systems that are, as yet, inaccessible to experiments; exploring quantum sensors used to discover new particles and states of nuclear matter; or understanding how radiation affects current-generation superconducting qubits.

Applications are open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities, national laboratories, nonprofits, and private sector companies. Total planned funding includes up to $5 million in Fiscal Year 2021 dollars, with outyear funding contingent on congressional appropriations.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement, sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) within the Department’s Office of Science can be found here.

Read the full release here.