“This new NSF institute is founded on the outstanding research contributions in theoretical and experimental quantum information science achieved by investigators from across the UC system through our multicampus California Institute for Quantum Entanglement,” said Theresa Maldonado, UC vice president for research and innovation. (Photo Credit: Stuart Wolpert). will work to overcome scientific challenges to achieving quantum computing and will design advanced, large-scale quantum computers that employ state-of-the scientific algorithms developed by the researchers. “The new NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Present and Future Quantum Computation will lay the foundation for this high-tech future, and I am delighted that UCLA, the University of California and the National Science Foundation will play a major role in helping shape it.”. Friday, Nov. 13 at 5 pm. The UCLA CQSE was recently featured by the Amercan Physical Society in their APS TV series on academic institues and centers. “The award recognizes the team’s vision of how advances in computational quantum science can reveal new fundamental understanding of phenomena at the tiniest length-scale that can benefit innovations in artificial intelligence, medicine, engineering and more.”. While today’s computers rely on a binary system in which data units can be in only one of two possible states, quantum data units can be in multiple states, resulting in greater computational possibilities. Research challenges will be addressed jointly through a process that incorporates both theory and experiment. A quantum computer potentially could calculate the structure of molecules and how molecules react and behave.”. “Scientific problems that would take the age of the universe to solve on a standard computer potentially could take only a few minutes on a quantum computer,” said Eric Hudson, a UCLA professor of physics and co-director of the new institute. We have a Slack channel for announcements and discussions outside of meetings. Los Angeles, CA 90095-1413. We bring together over 120 researchers, from quantum computation to quantum sensing, to deliver word-class research and develop new technologies. We are an interdisciplinary group: together, our research projects and fields of study span many departments, including physics, computer science, electrical engineering, bioengineering, math, and chemistry/materials science. If quantum computers were available today, they might be able to better reveal how the new coronavirus binds to human cells, for example, and indicate how that process could be disrupted, noted Hudson, who is also co-director of UCLA’s Center for Quantum Science & Engineering. QCSA members work with CQSE faculty in both experimental and theoretical quantum computing … Hudson expressed gratitude to UCLA’s Carter; Miguel García-Garibay, dean of the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences; and Jayathi Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering, for their vision and continual support for quantum science and technology. More information on NSF-supported research on quantum information science and engineering is available at nsf.gov/quantum. Prof. Clarice Aiello was recently invited to speak at one of the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposium. QCSA members work with CQSE faculty in both experimental and theoretical quantum computing research projects. Quantum Computing, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Biologization (aka Cell Biophysics or Mechanobiology), and Manufacturing 4.0. The National Science Foundation today announced a five-year, $25 million award to UC Berkeley, UCLA and other universities to create the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Present and Future Quantum Computation. The NSF also announced two other five-year, $25 million Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes to support quantum systems research and development: The Institute for Enhanced Sensing and Distribution Using Correlated Quantum States and the Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks.