Quantum Systems Accelerator_All Personnel Meeting 2024_Albuquerque Adam Kaufman University of Colorado Boulde QSA early-career researchers, June 2024 neutral atoms quantum hardware Ana Maria Rey_UC Boulder_JILA_NIST

QSA assembles a broad breadth of talent from 15 member institutions in North America, many of whom have pioneered today’s quantum information science (QIS) and technology capabilities. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads QSA with Sandia National Laboratories as lead partner.

Quantum mechanics predicts that matter can be correlated to a degree which is not naturally observed in nature. QSA will address how this complexity can be transformed into an engineering resource.

QSA will establish the precision tools to control naturally occurring atomic qubits and better engineered superconducting qubits for existing classical controls.

QSA will nucleate a new branch of engineering, establish metrics, benchmarks, and technology roadmaps to guide industry and bring quantum from the laboratory to the factory.

QSA will establish a stable platform for cooperative research and a launchpad for young and mid-career scientists and engineers.

Applications & Algorithms Lead Birgitta Whaley with early-career researchers (UC Berkeley)

Since its founding, QSA has co-designed powerful programmable quantum prototypes that maximize the performance of current noisy quantum hardware in three major platforms: neutral atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting circuits. Furthermore, it has advanced the algorithms and platform-specific applications specifically constructed for near-term, imperfect hardware for scientific computing, materials science, and fundamental physics.

2024 US QIS Summer School

The 2024 U.S Quantum Information Science Summer School (USQIS) is the second joint summer school facilitated by the five U.S Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers (NQISRCs): the Quantum Science Center (QSC), the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), Q-NEXT, the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage, and the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center.

Undergraduate students in their junior (third) or senior (fourth) year, graduate students, and postdocs and early-career researchers are invited to apply.

40 world-leading experts in complexity theory, algorithm design, quantum devices, many-body physics, & electrical, optical & materials engineering.

Unique full-stack innovative approach that builds a bridge between the current NISQ technology & future universal computation.

Quantum Systems Accelerator taps into the national networks of QIS-focused centers.

Focus on the interplay between all levels of the quantum system stack, crossing all five levels of innovation chain with integrated research thrusts.

New education and workforce development programs to provide immediate re-training and to feed the pipeline.

Partnerships across industrial sector, including Google, IBM, Microsoft, & QED-C.

2024 QCaMP teachers program Albuquerque Ray Tokuda_Physics_QCaMP

The Quantum Computing, Mathematics, and Physics summer camp (QCaMP) has been QSA’s innovative yearly educational program since 2022 for high school students and teachers in underrepresented communities in STEM from New Mexico and California, two of the nation’s majority-minority states.

Bert de Jong_Director_Riken conference

“Co-design is critical. It is bringing together the hardware developments, devices, algorithms, and engineering solutions to deliver certified quantum advantage. That’s actually a very interesting challenge on its own. How do you know you actually have quantum advantage? And we do this specifically for scientific applications…” Bert de Jong, Director