New $115 million Quantum Systems Accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science
August 26, 2020
Berkeley Lab-led center to catalyze U.S. leadership in quantum information science; UNM's CQuIC to play key role
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $115 million over five years to the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), a new research center led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.
It will also energize the nation’s research community to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum R&D and accelerate the transfer of quantum technologies from the lab to the marketplace. Sandia National Laboratories is the lead partner of the center.
Total planned funding for the center is $115 million over five years, with $15 million in Fiscal Year 2020 dollars and out-year funding contingent on congressional appropriations. The center is one of five new Department of Energy National QIS Research Centers announced today.
The Quantum Systems Accelerator brings together dozens of scientists who are pioneers of many of today’s quantum capabilities from 15 institutions: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, University of Colorado at Boulder, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Caltech, Duke University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, The University of New Mexico, University of Southern California, UT Austin, and Canada’s Université de Sherbrooke.