(U.Oregon.edu) The UO is a collaborator on a newly announced engineering research center funded by a $26 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Led by the University of Arizona, the Center for Quantum Networks will lay the groundwork for the nation’s quantum information network. Along with UO physics faculty members Michael Raymer and Brian Smith, collaborating faculty at several institutions, including Harvard University, Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will work to demonstrate key technologies needed to create such a “quantum internet.”
“The development of a quantum internet is one of the most ambitious and transformative engineering endeavors of the 21st century,” said Raymer, a Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics.
Raymer will co-lead the UO’s efforts on the grant with Smith, who directs the Oregon Center for Optical Molecular and Quantum Science.