quantum computers

Anna Grassellino speaks with Physics World on why cross-disciplinary collaboration within the national laboratory framework and enabling technologies pioneered at Fermilab at the SQMS Center are leading to the success of practical applications of quantum computing and quantum sensing.

From Electronic Specifier, September 2, 2022: Electronic Specifier’s podcast talks with Gustavo Cancelo, Lead Engineer at Fermilab about a project that is developing new control electronics for quantum computers known as QICK. Developed by a team of engineers at Fermilab in collaboration with the University of Chicago, the Quantum Instrumentation Control Kit provides computing experiments with a new control and readout electronics option that will significantly improve performance while replacing cumbersome and expensive systems.

From the Polsky Center, July 26, 2022: Fermilab’s quantum ASIC group leader Shaorui Li founded Lismikro, a new start-up dedicated to developing innovative low-power microchip controllers to solve the hardware bottleneck and unleash the full potential of quantum computers. Lismikro was awarded a $200,000 co-investment from the Polsky Center’s George Shultz Innovation Fund and is capable of scaling the control electronics beyond today’s 100 qubits for superconducting, ion trap, and photonic quantum processors.

From Radiology Business, July 21, 2022: Read more about the research collaboration between NYU Langone and SQMS in a pilot program which will pair two young researchers from each institution. The aim of the program is for researchers to develop algorithms used by future SQMS quantum computers to make accurate and rapid estimations of multiple tissue properties from MRI scans.

Scientists at the Fermilab-led SQMS Center investigate qubits at the atomic level to identify sources of various impurities. By having a deeper understanding of how impurities affect how long a qubit can store information, scientists will be able to figure out how to further improve the performance of quantum computers.