NIST Leaders Visit Berkeley Lab to Discuss Quantum Information Science
July 19, 2018
Today, representatives from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) visited Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley to present an overview of the latest developments at NIST and to take part in a discussion on elements of a national strategy for quantum information science. The visit to Berkeley Lab included discussions with researchers in the Computing Sciences Area, Molecular Foundry and Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division – who talked about the Lab’s end-to-end approach for co-developing near term quantum devices for scientific simulation, and a tour of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.
The NIST visitors included:
- Walter Copan, NIST Director and Under Secretary for Standards and Technology, US Department of Commerce
- James Olthoff, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs
- Carl Williams, Acting Director, Physical Measurements Laboratory
- Charles Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory
- Eric Lin, Director, Materials Measurement Laboratory
Here are some photos from the visit:
About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab
High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery, and researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been recognized with 13 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the Lab’s facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit energy.gov/science.