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$7.5 Million U.S. Grant to Support Development of Quantum Supercomputers


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University of Pittsburgh professor Jeremy Levy

With a U.S. Department of Defense grant, Pitt professor of physics and astronomy Jeremy Levy will create a new near-atomic scale lattice that will be used to experiment with new materials and search for superconducting phenomena.

Credit: University of Pittsburgh

A University of Pittsburgh research team recently received a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to solve some of the problems preventing the development of quantum computers. As part of the Multi-University Research Initiative, $227 million was distributed to 32 projects nationwide, including those at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh team, led by professor Jeremy Levy, will use superconducting semiconductors to develop new types of quantum memory, perform quantum simulations, and create new methods for transferring quantum information from one medium to another.

Another research goal involves using superconducting semiconductors to perform quantum simulations of physical systems. The Pittsburgh team will use a technique that allows for atomic-scale devices to be created and erased on a single platform.

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