QSA’s multidisciplinary expertise and network of world-class research facilities will enable the team to co-design the solutions needed to build working quantum systems that outperform today’s computers. The center is dedicated to a mission of pairing advanced quantum prototypes—based on neutral atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting circuits—with algorithms specifically constructed for imperfect hardware to demonstrate optimal applications for each platform in scientific computing, materials science, and fundamental physics.

QSA will deliver a series of prototypes created from these pairings to broadly explore the quantum technology trade-space, laying the basic science foundations to accelerate the maturation of commercial technologies.