CQuIC Recognized by NSF in Congressional Testimony

The House Subcommittees on Research & Technology and on Energy held a joint hearing on October 24 to assess American Leadership in Quantum Technology.  In his testimony , James Kurose, NSF Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, described how NSF is addressing the challenges in quantum information science.  He called out CQuIC for special mention in a bulleted point on the second page of his testimony: “Recognizing the inherent multidisciplinary aspects of QIS, which spans physics, engineering, computer science, and materials science, among other domains, NSF has long funded cross-disciplinary research centers integrated with early-career development activities. … These larger, more comprehensive research activities have served to create the next generation of quantum scientists for U.S. companies such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM.  Examples include the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at the California Institute of Technology, the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard University, and the Center for Quantum Information (and) Control at the University of New Mexico, one of only four Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the country to also be designated as Hispanic-serving.”   

Dr. Kurose also highlighted the recent NSF Ideas Lab at the Santa Fe Institute, which CQuIC faculty Ivan Deutsch and Akimasa Miyake participated in.  The Ideas Lab, called the Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer Challenge, “challenged the research community with building a practical quantum computer through advances in hardware, software, and quantum algorithms.”   


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Gloria Cordova

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