Accelerating quantum information R&D to benefit the nation and science.
The Quantum Information Edge is a nationwide alliance of national labs, universities, and industry advancing the frontiers of quantum computing systems to address scientific challenges and maintain U.S. leadership in next-generation information technology.
Who we are
The Quantum Information Edge strategic alliance is led by two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories. The alliance also includes experts from the University of Maryland, Duke University, Harvard University, University of Colorado Boulder, UC Berkeley, Caltech, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Texas at Austin.
The alliance pursues solutions across a range of technology areas, and integrates these efforts to build working quantum computing systems. The team also helps create a national research ecosystem to advance quantum R&D efforts. It will grow the workforce needed to keep the nation at the forefront of quantum information science, share its advances with the broader scientific community, and work with industry to translate promising technologies into real-world applications.
The partnership brings together an unprecedented breadth of world-leading expertise and capabilities in computer science, materials science, physics, mathematics, and engineering to pioneer practical advances in quantum systems. The alliance’s work on programmable quantum systems has the potential to solve scientific problems that are far beyond the reach of today’s machines, in areas such as information processing, simulations, and metrology.
Quantum Information Science — Reimagined.
The Quantum Information Edge will identify the most impactful scientific applications that stand to benefit from quantum computing and engineer the hardware and software systems to run these applications.
Using advanced hardware including superconducting circuits and naturally occurring atomic systems, the alliance will explore ways to achieve practical quantum advantage – meaning the systems can outperform state-of-the-art classical methods for important scientific and engineering problems.
- Advance quantum information systems using several hardware approaches, including superconducting, trapped ion, and trapped atom quantum bits.
- Explore how to suppress noise and errors in multi-qubit quantum processors, which severely degrade system performance.
- Develop new computing algorithms to control qubits, and engineer new techniques to fabricate, control, and interconnect qubits.
- Theoretical computer scientists, physicists, engineers, and chemists will help understand how best to apply these systems to important scientific problems.