The Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance is building an inclusive community that brings together expertise from across academia, industry, government and research laboratories to accelerate innovation across the range of quantum technologies, including quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum communications and quantum materials. Such diverse collaborations are the foundation for a vibrant quantum ecosystem within the region by aligning basic and applied science with real-world needs and requirements, enabling more rapid discovery of creative solutions, and creating the necessary infrastructure and workforce to scale up quantum technologies.
Quantum information processing involves using and manipulating the quantum states within a system to simulate complex systems or store and process data as quantum bits (qubits) in a quantum computer (QC).
Quantum sensing utilizes individual or entangled arrays of quantum systems, such as atoms, photons, quantum defects in solids, or two-dimensional materials, to perform precise measurements.
Quantum communication involves preserving or transferring a quantum state across distances. Applications include distributed quantum computing and sensing, and secure communications.
Quantum materials exhibit quantum mechanical effects, such as quantum fluctuations, entanglement and coherence, which are readily observable over a wide range of energies and length scales and which produce novel and exotic material properties like topologically protected electronic states and more.