Realizing the promise of quantum technology
The Quantum Collaborative, led by Arizona State University, cultivates partnerships that advance quantum technology and harness its power in service of new discoveries, economic prosperity and human well-being.
State-funded and globally oriented, the Quantum Collaborative’s strategic goal is to deliver incremental advances across the quantum technology landscape, with a focus on developing training and education for the future quantum workforce. The Quantum Collaborative leads research into the deepest theoretical corners and most practical applications of all quantum fields.
Quantum Networking and Communications
Connecting quantum computers and sensors will be critical for realizing the full potential of quantum information processing. Research in quantum networking and communications is developing efficient and practical ways to transmit quantum information and entangle quantum systems on a global scale.
Quantum Sensing and Metrology
Quantum sensors leverage the properties of quantum mechanics to enable otherwise unobtainable measurements. The impact of quantum sensors like atomic clocks and MRI is already clear, and the next generation of sensors is emerging. The labs of the Quantum Collaborative are developing new sensor technologies and methodologies, and helping move them out of the research lab and into the field.
The promise of the quantum computing advantage arises from a fundamental difference between ‘classical physics’ and ‘quantum mechanics’, both of which are valid approaches to computing. While a classical computer operates deterministically, a quantum computer processes information in a probabilistic fashion. This twist on manipulating information beguiles quantum computing developers and computational researchers alike in their quest to surpass present capacity and capability.
Approaching quantum simulation from both a theoretical and an experimental perspective paves the way towards discovery. Theories describing interactions at a fundamental level could be developed into practical simulation concepts that could give rise to special purpose simulators in the lab. Experiments with trapped ions could lead to their use as quantum simulators.
Advances in quantum cybersecurity are critical to the efficacy of quantum technologies, and to economic and national security. Quantum cybersecurity is a focal point for several Quantum Collaborative partners, with ongoing research on novel approaches to secure communications, quantum key distribution and post-quantum cryptography.
Quantum Policy, Governance, Standards and Societal Dimension
As quantum technologies develop and mature, their success will depend critically on navigating an increasingly complex societal, governance, and policy landscape. Here, the Quantum Collaborative is drawing on expertise from across diverse disciplines and sectors to develop the understanding, tools and pathways necessary to enable societally and economically impactful quantum technologies.
Acknowledgment Statement for the Quantum Collaborative
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The Quantum Collaborative, led by Arizona State University, provides valuable expertise and resources for this (research/proposal/publication/project). The Quantum Collaborative connects top scientific programs, initiatives, and facilities with prominent industry partners to advance the science and engineering of quantum information science.