NSF establishes 3 new institutes to address critical challenges in quantum information science

NSF just announced the establishment of the first three Quantum Leap Challenge Institute (QLCI) awards to accelerate cross-disciplinary research and innovation and workforce and technology development in Quantum Information Science and Engineering.

The three QLCI awards are:
NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Enhanced Sensing and Distribution Using Correlated Quantum States, led by the University of Colorado at Boulder;
NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks, led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and
NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Present and Future Quantum Computing led by the University of California, Berkeley.

I was very fortunate and at the right place at the right time to have co-led the development and coordination of the NSF QLCI Solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19559) in response to the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Act passed in December 2018 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6227).

Congratulations to all members of the Quantum Leap Big Idea Working Group on their painstaking effort in developing the solicitation and in successful execution of the first round of awards!

Read the full article at: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/announcements/072120.jsp#.Xxcl4bR50mU.linkedin