Building the Quantum Internet

An interdisciplinary team at UMass Amherst is responsible for designing the infrastructure to support future city-scale quantum networks, one of four core thrust areas overseen by the National Science Foundation’s Center for Quantum Networks, a $26 million, five-year, renewable effort lead by the University of Arizona.

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As a Generation-4 ERC, the Center for Quantum Networks aims to lay the foundations for a socially responsible quantum Internet that will spur new technology industries and a competitive marketplace of quantum service providers and application developers.

The role of UMass Amherst as a core institution in the NSF Center for Quantum Networks is a part of a broader, growing interdisciplinary initiative in quantum information systems at the university, involving faculty and researchers in CICS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics in the College of Natural Sciences. Between the three colleges, we have a strong cohort of faculty in the quantum information systems area, working on everything from quantum materials, devices and circuits to algorithms and security.


UMass Amherst announces creation of seed fund to support quantum information systems research

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the creation of a seed fund by anonymous donors to support research of quantum information systems, including an anonymous lead gift in the amount of $5 million. The fund aims to bolster an existing creative and collaborative partnership between the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and the College of Engineering (COE) with the mission of solidifying UMass Amherst’s position in the cutting-edge field of quantum information systems. 


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