The Advanced Quantum Testbed announces the fourth annual open call for user proposals. Teams from academia, industry, and government laboratories may apply to become AQT users. The length of typical research projects is a few weeks to a few months. Access to the testbed and staff is provided at no cost to users for non-proprietary work that will be published in the scientific literature. For full consideration Letters of Intent LOIs are due October 26, 2023.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, the interactive collaborations allow broad exploration of cutting edge science with systems engineering suitable for the applications that rely on gate-based quantum computing. AQT enables research to support DOE’s science and energy mission.
Since its inception in 2018, AQT builds on the decades-long research and development and benefits from DOE’s Office of Science investments. It was built from the ground up to support projects from external teams through access to both the full quantum computing platform and to the expertise of AQT scientists to maximize the testbed’s potential.
AQT offers an ideal training laboratory for the growing quantum workforce. In the process of training graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers on AQT projects, researchers collaborate with National Labs and industry, integrating them into the wider quantum information research community.
AQT functions as an open testbed accepting research proposals on a rolling basis from a broad range of teams in academia, industry, and National Laboratories. Serving as an experimental laboratory for the fast-growing QIS community, AQT also offers easily accessible, deep expertise to refine project ideas for the highest potential impact, often bringing new approaches and carrying them out.