JILA, NIST Fellow, and University of Colorado Boulder Professor Jun Ye is appointed to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Submitted by kennac on Thu, 12/22/2022 - 12:59 pm

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In a recent announcement, President Biden advanced the National Quantum Initiative by appointing fifteen experts in quantum information science to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC), with Ye being one of the members. "The National Quantum Initiative is a whole-of-government program to ensure continued U.S. leadership in quantum information science, which includes potentially revolutionary technologies such as quantum computers, quantum networks, and quantum sensors, which are expected to exceed classical capabilities," explained the NQIAC website. "As the Biden-Harris Administration has identified quantum information science as a critical and emerging technology," Ye's research into atomic clocks and quantum information systems will no doubt be of importance to the committee. The diverse backgrounds and expertise of the members of the NQIAC ensure that it is well-suited to advise the President on “quantum information science and technology research, development, demonstrations, standards, education, technology transfer, commercial application, and national security and economic concerns,” as stated in the National Quantum Initiative Act, as well as to represent the needs of “industry, universities, and Federal laboratories.” 

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