Quantum computing: Forschungszentrum Jülich and Google announce studies partnership

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Berlin / Mountain View / Jülich, eight July 2019 – Forschungszentrum Jülich and Google associate inside the discipline of quantum computing studies. The partnership will encompass joint research and professional training in the fields of quantum technology and quantum algorithms and the mutual use of quantum hardware. The German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier congratulated on the German-American research partnership at some stage in his go to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

“Quantum computer systems have the capability to solve positive styles of calculations tons greater effectively than modern technology can. Quantum computer systems and quantum algorithms are therefore very crucial technology that allows you to shape the destiny and are being followed closely around the world. At present, quantum computer systems are nonetheless very a good deal at in their infancy, and it is difficult to predict what will become possible – and what perhaps will now not. Researchers still have a lot of simple research to do in this region. It became an equal situation whilst we were developing modern-day computers. I am consequently overjoyed that Google and Forschungszentrum Jülich have determined to cooperate in the vital ahead-searching area of quantum computers”, said Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Google has been working on the development of quantum processors and quantum algorithms for years. Exploring new technology for quantum computer systems is likewise key research attention at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The German studies center will function and make publicly handy a European quantum pc with 50 to 100 superconducting qubits, to be evolved inside the EU’s Quantum Flagship Program, a large-scale initiative in the discipline of quantum technology funded on the 1 billion € levels on a 10 years timescale.
“Quantum computers provide alternatives to remedy positive algorithmic troubles in seconds which could take years with installed supercomputers. Google, an organization that units new standards on this discipline, is a vital partner for us to join forces in research to develop this revolutionary generation”, explains Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich.
“Quantum processors may additionally guide the improvement of recent environmentally friendly technology and revolutionize synthetic intelligence technology. We are excited to peer the European tendencies and, as a part of the cooperation with the Forschungszentrum Jülich, we look ahead to contributing to the success of European quantum technology” explains Dr. Hartmut Neven, Technical Director at Google and Head of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Google and Forschungszentrum Jülich will assist every different in particular in training junior researchers and experts. “A shortage of professionals, like in the discipline of synthetic intelligence, is likewise foreseeable within the field of quantum computing. For this motive, we put money into education and selling top academic skills” says Dr. Markus Hoffmann, Head of Quantum Partnerships at Google.
The partnership includes ordinary research change. “Hands-on workshop and spring schools may be organized at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ), a European quantum pc user facility deliberate for the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), may be to be had for training enterprise specialists, and might be available in the cloud to European users,” says Prof. Kristel Michielsen from the JSC, head of the studies group Quantum Information Processing
Furthermore, Google and Forschungszentrum Jülich will interact in joint research within the field of hardware and quantum algorithms. Researchers on each facet will carry out simulations on supercomputers at the JSC, and test with Google’s quantum processors.
Forschungszentrum Jülich and Google have started the group work. Prof. Kristel Michielsen and Prof. Tommaso Calarco from Forschungszentrum Jülich have received Google Faculty Research Awards in 2018. Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch, the recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015, is a collaborator of Forschungszentrum Jülich within the subproject OpenSuperQ of the European “Quantum Flagship” task.

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