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Quantum Hardware

Our researchers are working on designing and fabricating proof-of-principle and prototype quantum processors, controls, sensors, and more.


Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT)

The AQT laboratory works to explore and define the future of superconducting quantum computers. AQT brings together world-class researchers and users worldwide to design and fabricate proof-of-principle quantum processors with different information encoding, circuit topology, and control architecture to explore problems of interest to U.S. Department of Energy scientists. Contact: Irfan Siddiqi (Siddiqi on the Web.)

Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA)

QSA pairs advanced quantum prototypes – based on neutral atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting circuits – with algorithms specifically constructed for nascent hardware to demonstrate optimal applications for each platform in scientific computing, materials science, and fundamental physics. The center will deliver a series of prototypes created from these pairings to broadly explore the quantum technology trade-space, laying the basic science foundations to accelerate the maturation of commercial technologies.

Quantum Information Science and Technology (QuIST) Group

Berkeley Lab’s QuIST research group enables scientific discovery through the development, design, fabrication, and deployment of quantum processing hardware based on superconducting electronic circuits. The processors demonstrate novel quantum algorithms and simulations that push the boundaries of the physics of controllable quantum entanglement on demand. Contact: David Santiago (Santiago on the Web.)

QuantISED Quest Program

Berkeley Lab is developing sensors that enlist properties of quantum physics to probe for dark matter particles in new ways, with increased sensitivity, and in previously unexplored energy regimes. Contact: Maurice Garcia-Sciveres

Earth Quantum Lab

Berkeley Lab scientists are building a quantum sensing instrument for sensitive physical metrology, magnetometry, and chemical detection. Contacts: Ben GilbertZhao Hao

Quantum Information Science at NERSC

NERSC sees its role in the budding QIS field as a centralized resource for users who want to bridge the gap between classical computing and quantum computing for applications in chemistry, physics, materials science, drug discovery, and more. Many of the science problems NERSC users are currently focused on are quantum mechanical in nature; by combining classical and quantum resources, NERSC is looking to enhance and expand these research efforts both in the near term and beyond. Contacts: Katie KlymkoNick Wright

Architecture for Quantum Time-dependent Circuits (ArQTiC)

ArQTiC is a domain-specific full-stack software package built for the dynamic simulations of materials on quantum computers. Its main contributions include providing a software library for high-level programming of such simulations on quantum computers and providing post-processing capabilities that allow users to analyze results from the quantum computer more efficiently. Paired with the power to optimize and execute quantum circuits, ArQTiC opens the field of dynamic materials simulations on quantum computers to a broader community of scientists from a wider range of domain sciences, paving the way for accelerated progress towards physical quantum supremacy. Contacts: Lindsay Bassman, Katie Klymko

ARTEMIS (Adaptive mesh Refinement Time-domain ElectrodynaMics Solver)

ARTEMIS (Adaptive mesh Refinement Time-domain ElectrodynaMics Solver) is a time-domain electrodynamics solver that is fully open-source and portable from laptops to many-core/GPU exascale systems. Contact: Andy Nonaka (Nonaka on the Web)  

Classical Modeling of Quantum Chips

In an effort to aid in the design of better quantum chip prototypes, we are developing a new numerical modeling capability to predict both the interaction between qubits and photons (known as circuit quantum electrodynamics, or cQED) and the cross-talk between qubits and in-air electromagnetic (EM) waves. Contact: Zhi Jackie Yao