(NoozHawk) UC Santa Barbara quantum scientists will participate in the nationwide surge of quantum research by contributing knowledge and research prowess to three of the five new Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers announced Aug. 26 by the U.S. Department of Energy.
These research centers have been established to support the National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018, meant to “accelerate the development of quantum information science and technology applications” to benefits to national security, the economy and scientific discovery”.
“We appreciate this visionary funding from the Department of Energy, and we are very proud of our colleagues who are working together across disciplinary and institutional boundaries to advance quantum science, for the benefit of humanity,” said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
“These exciting partnerships are a testament to UC Santa Barbara’s leadership in quantum research and technologies, and to our innovative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative culture,” Yang said.
“UC Santa Barbara’s inclusion in three major DOE Quantum Information Science research centers is a major accomplishment,” said Joe Incandela, UCSB vice chancellor for research. “It is a reflection of our world-class faculty and their science and engineering strengths in quantum for materials, computing, sensing and systems that our program is among the nation’s best.”

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