(MirageNews) The new Center for Quantum Technologies, led by Purdue University, will be established through the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research program. Industry partners would provide research funding to the center’s scientists and gain early access to findings applicable to their businesses. The other university in the partnership is the University of Notre Dame.
The partnership is expected to bring dozens of scientists from the Indiana university partners — as well as industry — together to tackle applied research in the field. These technologies have the potential to impact energy efficiency, computational speeds, banking and national security, defense, and health care innovation.
“The Center for Quantum Technologies will be a tremendous complement to our on-going activities in the IU Quantum Science and Engineering Center,” said David Baxter, professor and chair of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics. “It will help us establish direct connections to the industrial concerns that will be making use of quantum technologies in the coming decades, greatly expanding opportunities for our students and helping us identify new areas of research.”
Faculty experts in machine learning, quantum algorithms and quantum simulation from IU Bloomington are expected to play a significant role in the new center. The Fibers and Additive Manufacturing Enabled Systems Laboratory, part of the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering in the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, will also contribute to the project.