Helmholtz Quantum Center to Be Hub of Entire Range of Quantum Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich Establishes Technology Laboratory for Quantum Computers
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+ Quantum computer research will be established at Forschungszentrum Jülich as a national priority. The Helmholtz Quantum Center (HQC) will be a central technology laboratory that will cover the entire range of quantum research – from investigating quantum materials to developing prototypes. The project, which is funded by the Helmholtz Association with almost €50 million (~$54.8 million), launched in January 2020.
“Quantum computing will change our world – in science, industry, the economy, and our everyday lives,” explains Prof. Sebastian Schmidt, member of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich. “Establishing quantum computing in science and industry is one of the great challenges of the coming years and will require an enormous degree of cooperation. The Helmholtz Quantum Center (HQC) will be the Helmholtz Association’s central infrastructure to meet the scientific and technological challenges that building a European quantum computer entails.”
+ The HQC pools six research fields and seven technology clusters, thus combining basic research, theory, and development – from quantum materials to complete quantum computer systems. Research into materials for qubits is combined with manufacturing devices and systems for quantum computers and the co-design of hardware and software. JUNIQ, the Jülich user infrastructure for quantum computing launched in October, will be the unified portal for the different quantum computers, accessible to German and European users via cloud.
+ The new centre will additionally house two new institutes – for quantum control and quantum computers – as well as the JARA Institute for Quantum Information, which was established as part of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance. Jülich’s laboratory within the scope of the European Quantum Flagship will also be housed in the new building.
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