SQMS Center

National QIS Research Centers

The SQMS Center is one of five National Quantum Information Science Research Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. We’re pleased to partner with our four sister centers in pursuit of future-defining scientific breakthroughs. Each of the centers encompasses its own core group of industry, academic and national laboratory partners.

Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA)

QSA is led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with Sandia National Laboratories as lead partner. QSA will catalyze national leadership in quantum information science to co-design the algorithms, quantum devices and engineering solutions needed to deliver a certified quantum advantage in scientific applications.

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Q-NEXT is led by Argonne National Laboratory. Q-NEXT collaborators and institutions will create two national foundries for quantum materials and devices, develop networks of sensors and secure communications systems, establish simulation and network testbeds, and train a next-generation quantum-ready workforce to ensure continued U.S. scientific and economic leadership in this rapidly advancing field.

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Quantum Science Center (QSC)

QSC is led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. QSC researchers are designing materials that enable topological quantum computing, implementing new quantum sensors to characterize topological states and detect dark matter, and designing quantum algorithms and simulations to provide a greater understanding of quantum materials, chemistry and quantum field theories.

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Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA)

C2QA’s integrated five-year goal is to deliver a factor-of-10 improvement in software optimization, underlying materials and device properties, and quantum error correction and to ensure these improvements combine to provide a factor-of-1,000 improvement in appropriate metrics for computation and communication.

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