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Quantum Computing

Stories about the intersection of government and quantum computing as that emerging field continues to evolve.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the first and so far only university in the world to own a quantum computer, another in a string of milestone events as the college celebrates its bicentennial.
Officials on Friday announced the deployment of the first IBM Quantum System One computer on a university campus, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. It’s aimed at driving quantum research and education programming.
While the widespread use of quantum computers across industries for a variety of applications appears to be years away, some universities are beginning to beef up education and research to prepare for the future.
Colleges and universities are increasing investments in new supercomputer infrastructure for both research and classroom applications, especially in physics, astronomical sciences and communications.
For many years, researchers thought they might just have to make do with noisy circuitry, at least in the near term — and many hunted for applications that might do something useful with that limited capacity.
Colorado is in a heated battle with Illinois to win designation as the nation’s top hub for quantum technology, with potentially $1 billion in federal support at stake for the winner.
A recent quantum workshop on North Carolina State University's campus in Raleigh included tutorials on quantum computing the simulation of chemistry, with some officials noting significant developments in the past year.
A new report has found that Massachusetts has some key strengths — especially related to research — but could benefit from a clear quantum strategy and efforts to bring stakeholders together in collaboration.
A study commissioned by the Maryland Tech Council estimates that Quantum Loophole's planned data center campus would annually generate almost $41 million in county tax revenue and employ 1,700 in its facilities.
The Biden administration has pinpointed 31 regional innovation centers through the Tech Hubs Program, formally designating them as nationally recognized technology hubs this week.