Researchers collaborating across physics, engineering, and computer science have shown that quantum mechanics— one of the most successful theories of physics that explains nature at all scales, from electrons, to atoms, to neutron stars, to the big bang—can be a powerful platform for information processing, data storage, and secure communications. Quantum information science (QIS) has emerged as a rapidly growing and exciting multidisciplinary field having implications for a broad range of astounding advancements to today’s technologies. A recent surge in global QIS research efforts is signaling the next great scientific and technological revolution.

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