Jacob Taylor, a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and co-director of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), recently took on a new role: advising senior federal officials on the rapidly expanding field of quantum information science.
Taylor started a two-year rotation in December 2017 as the assistant director for quantum information science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), established in 1976 to advise the President and others in the Executive Office on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.
“It’s a transformative time for [quantum information science],” Taylor said in a recent article in APS News. “There are opportunities to do wonderful things, and there are opportunities for failures as well. My job is to make sure the wonderful things happen.”
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