Program Offices QIS Pages

The Office of Science (SC) supports a diverse portfolio of research projects that advance the science needed for revolutionary energy breakthroughs, seek to unravel nature’s deepest mysteries, and provide the Nation’s researchers with the most advanced large-scale tools of modern science. The following describes SC program offices’ support for Quantum Information Science (QIS) research.

Advanced Scientific Computing Research supports efforts to develop quantum computers as testbeds, design new algorithms for quantum computing, and enable quantum communication using entanglement towards the possible development of a future quantum network. In addition, ASCR supports QIS infrastructure for the research community through the Quantum Testbeds program and its Scientific User Facilities. Read More

Basic Energy Sciences supports the (1) use of quantum computing to model fundamental physics, chemistry, and materials phenomena; (2) development of materials and chemical systems that will sustain “quantum coherence” for significant periods of time; and (3) creation of sensors for next-generation detectors and characterization tools. In addition, BES supports QIS infrastructure at the Nanoscale Science Research Centers and its other Scientific User Facilities for the research community. Read More

Biological and Environmental Research supports applications in bioimaging and capabilities in sensing and measurement.

Fusion Energy Sciences supports basic research in QIS that that can have a transformative impact on FES mission areas, including fusion and discovery plasma science, as well as research that takes advantage of unique FES-enabled capabilities to advance QIS development. Areas of support include fusion-relevant quantum computing approaches, quantum sensors that can enhance diagnostic capabilities for plasma and fusion science, and high-energy-density techniques to form novel quantum materials at ultra-high pressures. Read More

High Energy Physics supports foundational theory and simulations connecting the cosmos to laboratory qubits, QIS-enabled quantum sensors and novel experiments to explore new physics, HEP-developed technology for QIS, and quantum computing approaches for particle physics experiments. Read More

Isotope R&D and Production (DOE Isotope Program or DOE IP) produces and distributes isotopes critical for QIS and supports R&D of novel and improved isotope production capabilities to ensure a secure, domestic supply of isotopes that are of vital importance to the Nation. Read More

Nuclear Physics supports experimental and theoretical research in three broad areas with deep connections to QIS: (1) Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), (2) Nuclei and Nuclear Astrophysics, and (3) Fundamental Symmetries. Read More