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NSF’s Center for Quantum Networks [Image courtesy CQN] The State of Quantum – Highlighting the NSF Center for Quantum Networks (4/7/2021) Centers, NQCO Letters, NQI, Quantum Networking - The State of Quantum Roughly each month I write “from” a different research center about the NQCO’s progress coordinating Quantum Information Science (QIS) activities. Learn more about the NSF Center for Quantum Networks at https://cqn-erc.org. In January, the White House… ...
Quantum Benchmarking DARPA Announces New Program to Quantify Utility of Quantum Computers (4/5/2021) Quantum Computing, R&D Funding Opportunities - Although universal fault-tolerant quantum computers – with millions of physical quantum bits (or qubits) – may be a decade or two away, quantum computing research continues apace. It has been hypothesized that quantum computers will one day revolutionize information processing… ...
Sandia Labs SCOUT DOE open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public (3/31/2021) Infrastructure, Quantum Computing - Quantum computers are poised to become major technological drivers over the coming decades. But to get there, scientists need to experiment with quantum machines that relatively few universities or companies have. Now, scientists can use Sandia’s QSCOUT for research that… ...
Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage Quantum Computing Summer School DOE Quantum Research Center Announces Quantum Computing Summer School (3/30/2021) Quantum Computing, Workforce - The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has established five National Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers.  These centers will accelerate the transformational advances in basic science and quantum-based technologies needed to assure continued U.S. leadership in QIS, consistent… ...
FOA: Entanglement Management and Control In Transparent Optical Quantum Network (3/19/2021) Quantum Networking, R&D Funding Opportunities - The DOE Office of Science program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) announces its interest in entanglement management and control in transparent optical quantum communications networks. Recently, tremendous progress has been made in understanding how quantum information with its complex… ...
Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) appoints new Executive Director (3/16/2021) QED-C - ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 15, 2021 – The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Celia Merzbacher, effective immediately. Merzbacher has served as deputy director since 2019 and is taking over from Joseph Broz, who led the consortium from its inception and built the organization’s initial framework. Managed by SRI International and founded with… ...
Defense Department’s Engineers Week highlights efforts to develop QIS engineering workforce (3/3/2021) Workforce - Principal Director for Quantum Science in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Dr. Paul Lopata, discusses the opportunities for quantum science to support defense department activities and the importance of engaging with  academia and the… ...
Researchers at DOE’s ORNL and collaborators realize quantum communications milestone using light (3/2/2021) QISE, Quantum Networking - A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, along with external collaborators, has taken an important step toward developing efficient quantum communications networks that connect quantum devices while preserving the delicate states of the particles… ...
Request for Information Related to High Energy Physics and Space-Based Astrophysics RFI on Space-Based Astrophysics Includes Quantum Sensors (2/1/2021) RFI - DOE and NASA Request for Information (RFI) includes query about possible “experiments on the ISS that make use of quantum sensor technologies and capabilities in the HEP, APD, or BPS community". The RFI goes on to indicate that such experiments… ...
AFRL measures first superconducting quantum bits (qubit), first-ever demo for a DOD service lab AFRL measures first superconducting quantum bits (qubit), first-ever demo for a DOD service lab (1/29/2021) QISE, Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking - ROME, N.Y. – Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate here have measured the energy relaxation and coherence times of superconducting quantum bits (qubits), two important characteristics that determine how long qubits can retain quantum information. This achievement… ...