(Newswise.com) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has been tapped by the Department of Energy to develop advanced quantum computing and networking technologies. The award is part of larger DOE effort to address basic research gaps in the ideas, methods and tools that connect quantum computing applications to hardware.
APL researchers — under an effort called TEAM, or Tough Errors Are no Match: Optimizing the Quantum Compiler for Noise Resilience — will explore advanced noise characterization and mitigation techniques, focusing on models that can be easily incorporated into quantum compilers in a hardware-agnostic manner.
“Uncontrolled noise is currently limiting quantum computers from reaching their full potential,” explained said Dave Clader, a theoretical physicist and principal investigator of the APL research team. “We are looking to integrate noise combating protocols into quantum compilers. This will enable quantum programmers to write noise-resilient quantum algorithms in an automated fashion that does not require the algorithm designer to understand the detailed noise characteristics of the hardware.”