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Quantum materials

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Quantum software and protocols

Quantum communications and networks

Advancing science with quantum

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"Using theory and computational tools allows us to design new quantum materials that no one has thought of before! The application of this is vast ranging from finding new superconductors or defects for qubits, to more energy-efficient multiferroics, and even to new ideas for detecting dark matter."

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“With this cutting-edge testbed we are asking and evaluating the basic science questions needed to guide the future development of quantum computers.”

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“Berkeley Lab has the network deployment expertise and protocol knowledge to work hand-in-hand with the quantum physicists, scientists, and device and system manufacturers to ensure the right architecture is chosen to realize the DOE’s vision of a quantum Internet.”

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A team of researchers has recently demonstrated a more effective technique for creating quantum emitters using pulsed ion beams, deepening our understanding of how quantum emitters are formed.

Former Berkeley Lab Research Scientist and QSA researcher Mekena Metcalf is a quantum wrangler who develops computer software and theory to control quantum systems with electromagnetic waves. Controlling quantum systems efficiently will allow the implementation of quantum algorithms for next-generation high-performance computing, develop accurate sensors to measure elusive properties of the universe like dark matter, and teleport quantum information from one scientific facility to another.

Schrödinger’s cat is alive and well … as a guiding principle in modern quantum computers! Check out this episode of our podcast, A Day in the Half-Life, to hear what’s going on with quantum computing at Berkeley Lab.

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