Frontiers in Quantum Information Science & Engineering Webinar Series
Title: Quantum Information Science and Engineering at Illinois
Brian DeMarco, Professor, Director, NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks
Abstract: We are at just the beginning of the 21st-century quantum technology revolution. Passed in 2018, the bi-partisan National Quantum Initiative Act greatly accelerated development of the national quantum ecosystem. Academic institutions will be a keystone for success in this enterprise by supporting high-risk and inquiry-driven research, incubating technologies for translation, and leading education and workforce development in partnership with the private sector, national labs, and state and local government. I will explain how the University of Illinois has contributed to this opportunity by launching the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology center (IQUIST). I will discuss the broad range of IQUIST activities, including new facilities such as our innovative testbed that co-locates superconducting and trapped atomic ion qubit technologies and researchers.
More About Brian DeMarco:
Professor Brian DeMarco has advanced the frontier of quantum physics for more than two decades. His research team at Illinois has developed innovative techniques to expand our understanding of materials and particle physics using quantum simulators and is developing new paradigms for quantum computing. In his role as the Chair of the NASA Fundamental Physical Sciences Board, DeMarco has helped to grow US quantum space science, including establishing the Cold Atom Lab on the International Space Station and initiating the future Deep Space Quantum Link. As Director of the new NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks, DeMarco is leading an interdisciplinary and multi-institution team of researchers to tackle a central problem: scaling quantum computing and developing new applications using distributed processing systems.
Art credit to Dr. Emily Edwards, IQUIST.
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