Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center

A national center for advancing quantum science and technology

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Toward the quantum future

Extending qubit coherence time

Coherence time is the limit on how long a qubit can retain its quantum state before that state is ruined by noise. It is critical to advancing quantum computing, sensing and communication. SQMS is leading the way in extending coherence time of superconducting quantum systems thanks to world-class materials science and through the development of superconducting quantum cavities integrated with industry-designed and -fabricated computer chips.

Quantum computer and sensors

One of the ambitious goals of SQMS is to build and deploy a beyond-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies. Its unique high connectivity will provide unprecedented opportunity to explore novel quantum algorithms. Center researchers are also working to develop ultrasensitive quantum sensors, which aid physicists in searches for undiscovered particles and could lead to the discovery of the nature of dark matter.

Leadership

Anna Grassellino
Anna Grassellino
Director
James Sauls
James Sauls
Deputy Director
Matt Reagor
Matt Reagor
Chief Technology Officer
Eleanor Rieffel
Eleanor Rieffel
Chief Scientist
Matthew Kramer
Matthew Kramer
Chief Engineer
Roni Harnik
Roni Harnik
Chief Theorist, Deputy Lead
Alexander Romanenko
Alexander Romanenko
Technology Thrust Lead
Panagiotis Spentzouris
Panagiotis Spentzouris
Science Thrust Lead
Mandy Birch
Mandy Birch
Ecosystem Lead

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