The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has received $1.19 million in funding for five projects related to quantum information science (QIS).
The grants specifically award projects in the areas of high-energy physics and fusion energy science.
“QIS holds great promise for tackling challenging questions in a wide range of disciplines,” said DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar. “This research will open up important new avenues of investigation in areas like artificial intelligence while helping keep American science on the cutting edge of the growing field of QIS.”
Research at the intersection of QIS and high-energy physics could yield surprising new discoveries that enrich our understanding of scientific phenomena and principles that scientists are still trying to fully explain. “Research in QIS can reveal aspects of high-energy physics that we have not yet uncovered, and our expertise in high-energy physics can inform how we apply and make use of QIS,” said Kawtar Hafidi, Argonne associate laboratory director for physical sciences and engineering.