Several Fellows in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) are part of a multi-institutional team advancing science and innovation involving one of quantum computing’s leading technologies—ion traps.
Christopher Monroe (physics, Joint Quantum Institute and QuICS) and Andrew Childs (computer science and QuICS) are studying new methods to develop robust “qubits”— quantum information bits that make quantum computing possible.
The challenge, researchers say, is to assemble multiple qubits into large networks while simultaneously detecting and correcting errors.
In addition to the University of Maryland, researchers from Duke University and Georgia Tech are involved in the project. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), as part of its LogiQ program, is funding the research.
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QuICS is a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is one of 16 centers and labs in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.