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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $60.7 million in funding to advance the development of quantum computing and networking. Funding of $47 million will be provided for three 5-year projects aimed at accelerating progress in quantum computing, and $13.7 million will be provided for five 4-year projects aimed at developing wide-area quantum networks for quantum-based communications. The goal is to develop long-distance quantum communication using existing fiber optic connections. Fiscal 2019 funding for the two initiatives totals $15 million.
All projects are multi-institutional partnerships and involve a total of nine DOE laboratories, 10 universities, and one nonprofit. Projects were selected by competitive peer review….READ MORE