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Quantum Science Center hosts principal investigators meeting

In late October, principal investigators affiliated with the QSC gathered in person and online to highlight the center’s completed milestones, evaluate progress toward long-term goals, and plan future research activities.

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Narang recognized by the American Physical Society for QSC-supported science

Prineha Narang of the University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded the American Physical Society’s 2023 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award for QSC-supported work on dynamics in quantum matter.

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Zapf named deputy director of the Quantum Science Center

Vivien Zapf has been named deputy director of the QSC headquartered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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National Quantum Information Science Research Centers harness the quantum revolution

Five National Quantum Information Science Research Centers are leveraging the behavior of nature at the smallest scales to develop technologies for science’s most complex problems.

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Glimpse into ORNL QSC Efforts to Find the Elusive Majorana and Much More

HPCwire recently talked with Travis Humble about QSC’s expansive plans.

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Humble named director of the Quantum Science Center

Travis Humble has been named director of the QSC headquartered at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Evasive quantum phenomenon makes debut in routine tabletop experiment

A QSC-supported team has captured the first-ever appearance of a previously undetectable quantum excitation known as the axial Higgs mode.

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Critical Update: To Bridge Quantum’s Valley of Death, Labs Need Funding and Workforce

QSC Interim Director Travis Humble discussed the state of quantum technology development and what it demands for future development.

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Quantum Science Center concludes second annual summer school in style

Building off the blueprint of last year’s all-virtual event, the QSC held its second annual summer school in a hybrid format on May 8–12, 2022. The agenda included online and in-person activities hosted by core QSC partner Purdue University.

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Scalable Simulation of Quantum Circuits

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed the Northwest Quantum Simulator framework for density-matrix and state-vector simulations of quantum circuits.

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Electrically reconfigurable interactions in quantum spin systems

Researchers with Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering have demonstrated a platform with electrically reconfigurable interactions between atom-like spin qubits and wave-like excitations of magnets.

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Researchers develop quantum machine learning algorithm for optimizing arbitrary engineering problems

Researchers with Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering developed an efficient quantum algorithm for optimizing arbitrary engineering problems.

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Building the quantum workforce

For most of us, quantum computing, next-generation quantum sensing and quantum networking still belong to the future. But many early-career scientists and students are already preparing for that future.

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Purdue team discovers efficient single-photon emitters in technologically important SiN material

A team of Purdue researchers has discovered single-photon emitters in silicon nitride.

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Probing the advantages of quantum sensors

Researchers at LANL seek to develop hardware that generates quantum correlations and provides a clear quantum advantage in sensing.

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Quantum Illustration

Key witness helps scientists detect ‘spooky’ quantum entanglement in solid materials

An ORNL-led team demonstrated the viability of a “quantum entanglement witness” capable of proving the presence of entanglement between spins in a quantum material.

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QSC director and ORNL scientists featured at IEEE Quantum Week

QSC Director David Dean gave a keynote address at IEEE Quantum Week.

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Three professors to receive Purdue’s most prestigious research awards

Three Purdue professors advancing quantum science and work-life research policy have been chosen to receive the university's most prestigious research and scholarship awards.

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Quantum Science Center marks first anniversary, looks to future

One year into its existence, the QSC has led the way to new scientific breakthroughs.

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Progress in algorithms makes small, noisy quantum computers viable

Los Alamos National Laboratory and other leading institutions have developed hybrid classical/quantum algorithms to extract the most performance—and potentially quantum advantage—from today’s noisy, error-prone hardware.

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Using algorithms, quantum computers to explore quantum materials and sensors

Algorithms, quantum materials, and quantum sensing are all part of Los Alamos’ focus areas under the QSC.

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Quantum Science Center launches quantum summer school

From May 17 to 20, the QSC held its inaugural quantum summer school.

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Building the workforce for the Quantum Age

Purdue is at the forefront of quantum research and education as a leading university partner of the QSC.

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Students, postdocs present research at Quantum Science Center’s inaugural poster session

The QSC hosted its first poster session to help foster the professional growth of early-career quantum researchers and engineers.

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Quantum material’s subtle spin behavior proves theoretical predictions

A QSC team discovered the existence of an elusive type of spin dynamics in a quantum mechanical system.

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Quantum computing enables simulations to unravel mysteries of magnetic materials

QSC researchers embedded a programmable model into a D-Wave quantum computer chip.

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ORNL, partners receive $115 million to establish Quantum Science Center

The Department of Energy has selected Oak Ridge National Laboratory to lead a collaboration charged with developing quantum technologies that will usher in a new era of innovation.

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Connected Moments for Quantum Computing

Math shortcut shaves time and cost of quantum calculations while maintaining accuracy.

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QSC's McGuire named AAAS Fellow

Thrust Lead 1 and ORNL researcher Mike McGuire was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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QSC Director Dean and Deputy Director Humble on ORNL’s latest “Sound of Science” podcast!

QSC leadership and staff discuss the latest in the race to secure the quantum future.

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New collaboration will accelerate the path to a commercial-scale quantum computer

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the creation of multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science Research Centers to support the National Quantum Initiative.

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Los Alamos leads key thrust in $115M Quantum Science Center collaboration

DOE Office of Science center to usher in a new era of quantum tech and innovation.

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Purdue to participate in national quantum science research push

Developing new quantum science technologies will be the focus of a new national research effort, with Purdue University playing a leading role.

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Fermilab is partner in Quantum Science Center based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In August, the DOE announced the establishment of five National Quantum Information Science Research Centers.

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PNNL lends expertise to QSC

PNNL scientists Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Karol Kowalski and their PNNL colleagues contribute to QSC.

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Quantum Science Center: A Partnership to Drive the the Development of New Quantum Technologies

Harvard Professors Amir Yacoby and Prineha Narang (SEAS) have partnered with 15 institutions across the national lab, academia, and private industry.

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