The Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT) — an alliance between Purdue University, Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campuses, and the University of Notre Dame — will partner with industry and government stakeholders to identify compelling needs and challenges and then develop novel quantum technologies to address them. Quantum technologies can harness the properties of single atoms or particles of light. They are relevant to sensing, imaging, metrology, communications, and cryptography, and they have the potential to transform intelligence, financial security, computing, medicine, navigation, and other areas. We have entered the second quantum revolution, but it is still in its infancy, and the nascent quantum industry requires significant fundamental research to mature novel technologies.
The CQT will focus academic creativity and innovation on addressing key industry problems and concerns for quantum technologies. In partnership with our industry members, the CQT researchers will use their expertise in quantum science and engineering to develop and transfer foundational knowledge into industry-relevant quantum devices, systems, and algorithms.
Center Director and Purdue University Site Director
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Indiana University Site Director
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Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Campus Director
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Peter M Kogge
University of Notre Dame Site Director
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CQT Industry Liaison Officer and Operations Director
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Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) is the field of research that exploits the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics to achieve functionalities and performances in complexity and efficiency beyond the capabilities of classical information processing. The ability to understand, manipulate and control the key traits of quantum law (state superpositions, interference, entanglement, measurement) to our advantage is at the heart of QIST. CQT research themes with potential project areas are listed below:
QIST in each of these areas has the potential to provide a “quantum leap” in our ability to do things. Our project suggestions to industrial partners are in areas where there is a high potential to provide such a lift in a way that has a potential path to realization in near-term practical systems.