University of Arizona Awarded $26M to Architect the Quantum Internet

    Date Posted: 
    Monday, August 3, 2020

    A five-year, $26 million, NSF grant to the University of Arizona was announced Tuesday, August 4, 2020, to fund the first phase of a new Engineering Research Center called the Center for Quantum Networks (CQN). Led by the Wyant College of Optical Sciences in partnership with UA’s College of Engineering, James E. Rogers College of Law and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, external core partners include Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yale University.  This powerful team will research the foundations of the quantum internet, aiming to revolutionize how humankind computes, communicates, and senses the world. "The transformation of today's internet through quantum technology will spur entirely new tech industries and create an innovation ecosystem of quantum devices and components, service providers and applications. The potential impact of CQN is so immense, it is almost incalculable," notes Saikat Guha, CQN director and principal investigator and associate professor of optical sciences. Learn more about this exciting opportunity for innovation in the official press release.