(August 19, 2021) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $61 million in funding for infrastructure and research projects to advance quantum information science (QIS). Advances in QIS have the potential to enable new forms of computing, simulation, communication, and sensing that can advance breakthroughs needed to combat the climate crisis and strengthen America’s competitiveness.
DOE’s Office of Science currently supports five National QIS Research Centers and a diverse portfolio of QIS research projects in key areas that advance the DOE mission and support the National Quantum Initiative. These awards will pursue goals to create new quantum devices. Quantum networks use the quantum properties of light to encode much more information than the ones and zeros in traditional computing. A quantum network would enable linking together future quantum sensors and sharing data between quantum computers while potentially providing a new level of security.
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