The Advanced Quantum Testbed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory releases its 2021 progress report. AQT at Berkeley Lab is a state-of-the-art collaborative research laboratory funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

Explore AQT’s mission, team, history, architecture, and some of the scientific breakthroughs since its foundation in 2018. The AQT testbed user program was launched in 2020 and has received dozens of research proposals from users in academia, National Laboratories, and startups to explore various topics, including algorithms, simulations, characterization, validation, control hardware, firmware, software, and processor architectures.

Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been recognized with 14 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the Lab’s facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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