(HUB.JHU.edu) Two Johns Hopkins University physicists will join the effort by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to launch five new Quantum Information Science Research Centers to develop the next generation of quantum devices.
Tyrel McQueen, a professor in the departments of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry, will be part of the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage, housed at Brookhaven National Lab in Long Island, New York, and charged with developing materials, hardware, and software to advance quantum computing. Surjeet Rajendran, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, will work with another center, the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, based at Fermilab in Illinois. That center will aim to build a futuristic quantum computer with superconducting technologies and develop new quantum sensors.
The two join dozens of experts from across the country who will work to advance quantum information technology and develop quantum-based applications in computing, communication, and sensing.
The Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage will develop quantum computer hardware and software with the goal of having a quantum computer outperform a classical one for certain computations. In particular, the center will work on quantum advantage in computations for high-energy and nuclear physics, chemistry, materials science, condensed matter physics, and other fields.

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