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About AQT

The Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) is a collaborative research program to advance quantum computation based on superconducting circuits. We implement quantum algorithms co-designed for current noisy intermediate-scale quantum hardware to solve computational problems relevant to the scientific mission of the Department of Energy (DOE). Applications areas include optimization, materials science, and high-energy physics. In addition, AQT partners with members of the quantum information science community in extended user research projects.

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Our Research Program

With the AQT we have commissioned an instrument to explore and define future of superconduting quantum computers end-to-end. Today, we are able to design and fabricate proof of principle quantum processors with different information encoding, circuit topology, and control architecture to explore problems of interest for DOE scientists. We seek the best ideas, hardware and algorithms bringing together world class science and solutions.

Our Approach

AQT is a unique program for quantum computation, bridging a key gap between highly exploratory academic research efforts and highly specialized instances of commercially available, cloud-based and physical resources.
Testbed users have full access to the hardware (including detailed data concerning architecture, operation, limitations, and imperfections), participate in its evolution, and share results to maximize the utility of nascent quantum hardware. An on-site catalyst team, expert in quantum hardware and software, advances the basic science mission of the testbed and interacts with a broad community of users to help them make effective use of our resources. 

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