(December 6, 2022) On December 2, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the thirteen National Quantum Initiative (NQI) and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) research centers to discuss the most pressing scientific and workforce challenges affecting quantum information science (QIS), as well as the impacts and benefits of the field for all of society.
The summit convened three roundtables. During the first, each center described their mission, major scientific impacts, as well their approaches to building multi-disciplinary research teams, engagement with industry, and education and outreach. Two themes emerged from this roundtable: (1) a science-first approach to QIS is still paramount, and (2) the importance of growing and diversifying the quantum workforce.
A press release is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2022/12/05/readout-national-quantum-initiative-centers-summit/.