Department of Energy Accelerates the Development and Research in Quantum Information Science

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 13 December 2017

On November 29. 2017 Department of Energy (DOE) released a letter on Accelerating Development of and Research Impacts from Quantum Information Science (QIS) to encourage submission of innovative research ideas in QIS via any appropriate existing mechanism.  In this letter intersection between the developments in QIS and missions, interests, capabilities, and portfolios of the program offices within the DOE's Office of Science (SC) were emphasized. They stated that SC has interests, expertise, and capabilities in a wide range of QIS-related topics, including frontier computing, machine learning, optimization, quantum materials, isotopes, cryogenics, imaging, and field theory. In addition, they itemized their resources relevant to QIS and mentioned the organized workshops held by SC to indicate their support on QIS. Continuity of the financial support of the future computing technologies in the DOE SC Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request was stated. Finally, they encourage the collaboration between academia and DOE National Laboratories and recommend researchers to contact program managers on proposal submission.

For more information read the original letter here!