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Center for Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing Lab
Quantum Computing Lab

Quantum computing will have a new home on campus when this two-story, 21,000-square-foot facility, built in partnership with Amazon Web Services and seen here in architectural renderings, opens in the fall. The exterior brick facade features a pattern inspired by the interference pattern of a quantum wavefunction. Inside, research collaborators from Amazon, Caltech, and other academic institutions will enjoy open and reconfigurable interior workspaces looking out across campus and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Led by Oskar Painter (MS '95, PhD '01), the John G Braun Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, and Fernando Brandão, Bren Professor of Theoretical Physics, the center aims to develop more powerful quantum computing hardware and software and to identify new applications for quantum technologies in areas such as data security, machine learning, medicine development, and sustainability.

Expected opening date: October 2021

Supported by: Amazon Web Services