November 27, 2022

Fermilab launches new institute for quantum science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the launch of the Fermilab Quantum Institute, which will bring all of the lab’s quantum science projects under one umbrella.

The missions of this new institute are:

  • Using technology developed for superconducting particle accelerators to vastly improve qubit systems, including those used for future quantum computers.
  • Developing ways to convey information across large distances with entangled particles.
  • Improving quantum sensors for many applications and deploying them to potentially detect dark matter and give us new insights into the universe.
  • Writing algorithms that can simulate subatomic interactions on quantum computers, with many other uses outside of physics.
  • Developing methods to use quantum computing to improve data analysis and theoretical calculations.

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