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Nearly 16 million euros going toward quantum computer research

PTBnews 3.2021

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing the MIQRO joint project with 15.8 million euros in funding. In this project, a quantum computer is to be developed which is based on high-frequency-controlled ions. In addition to PTB, Leibniz University Hannover, the University of Siegen, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and the QUARTIQ and eleQtron companies are also taking part as associated partners. This four-year project intends to scale the quantum computer that it will develop and operate to one thousand quantum bits after its completion, paving the way toward diverse industrial and academic applications which will surpass the abilities of classic super computers. (Contact: Christian Ospelkaus, +49 531 592-4740, Opens local program for sending emailchristian.ospelkaus(at)ptb.de)