MURI Grant Awarded to Quantum Network Science Team

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Saikat Guha, Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center, Center for Quantum Networks (CQN), is celebrating with the Quantum Network Science team at the University of Arizona and collaborators at MIT, Yale University, Umass Amherst, Northwestern University and University of Chicago on their recent award of the Army Research Office (ARO) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Grant, on Quantum Network Science. Their project titled "Theory and Engineering of Large-Scale Distributed Entanglement" will advance basic science research and enable the development of technologies critical to national defense, by developing the foundational underpinnings of large complex quantum networks.

    The award totals nearly $6M over the course of 5-years and will complement the work being done in CQN. CQN's focus is on developing the technological foundations of the quantum internet by building quantum repeaters and networking protocols. The MURI research will focus on developing mathematical measures of complex multi-site entanglement, and using those to unravel the structural properties, evolution and dynamics of large and complex, naturally-occurring and man-made quantum networks; all to be experimentally tested in a scalable quantum network testbed to be built at MIT. Read the full press release. See the list of 25-winning teams.