Welcome to the Fundamentals of quantum computing and sensing workshop to be held at Illinois Institute of Technology on April 30, 2021. We are bringing experts from industry, academia and national labs working in the area of quantum information science together, virtually at Illinois Institute of Technology. Our goal is to introduce our students and faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology to the areas of quantum computing and sensing through talks from the experts and hands-on tutorials on IBM's quantum computers. All departments’ affiliates at Illinois Institute of Technology are welcome to register for the program. Registration is open until 12:00PM April 29, 2021.
Rakshya Khatiwada, John Zasadzinski, Carlo Segre, Matthew Otten, and Pedro Rivero
The National Quantum Initiative Act (NQI Act) was signed into law by President Trump on December 21, 2018 “to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.” The NQI Act authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE), to strengthen QIS Programs, Centers, and Consortia.
The NQI Act also calls for a coordinated approach to QIS Research and Development (R&D) efforts across the United States Government, including the civilian, defense, and intelligence sectors. To guide these actions, the NQI Act legislates some responsibilities for the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science (SCQIS), the National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO), and the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC).
Recognizing that QIS technologies have commercial and defense applications, additional authorization for QIS R&D is legislated by the National Defense Authorization Act. Civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies all have a long history of investments in QIS, and have a stake in future QIS discoveries and technology development. The National Quantum Initiative now provides an overarching framework to strengthen and coordinate QIS R&D activities across U.S. Departments and Agencies, private sector industry, and the academic community.Source: https://www.quantum.gov