The LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) is a national Quantum Information Science Research Center hosted at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. The LQC pursues disruptive qubit research, innovative workforce development programs, and deep, collaborative partnerships to tackle some of the hardest open problems in quantum information science and technology.

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Synopsis of the Workshop on Gaps in Postsecondary Quantum Education and Training

Synopsis of the Workshop on Gaps in Postsecondary Quantum Education and Training

On October 12, 2021, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) hosted a free virtual, public Workshop on Gaps in Postsecondary Quantum Education and Training. There were over a hundred registrants, and speakers and panelists included representatives from academia, industry, and government.
LPS/LQC Open House

LPS/LQC Open House

We are looking for University of Maryland students interested in Research Assistantships at The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS).
Workshop on Quantum Recruitment in Government

Workshop on Quantum Recruitment in Government

The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) hosted a workshop on Quantum Recruitment in Government with approximately forty participants, representing a variety of government agencies, federally funded research and development centers, and a university affiliated research center.
Summer of Quantum Recap

Summer of Quantum Recap

The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) hosted its inaugural, free Summer of Quantum Workshop July 12 – 23, 2021. Fifty-four (54) national and international participants an received introduction to quantum computing from algorithms to physical implementations, including quantum tutorials and interactive, hands-on projects led by leading quantum scientists from LPS and beyond.
NSA launches LPS Qubit Collaboratory

NSA launches LPS Qubit Collaboratory

Today the National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) launched the LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC), a Quantum Information Science research center in support of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative. The LQC offers a mechanism for collaborative research between LPS and academia, industry, FFRDCs, and Government Laboratories. The Army Research Office, in partnership with LPS, has announced a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the LPS Qubit Collaboratory that introduces the initial research areas of the LQC.
LPS announces first-ever qubit collaboratory

LPS announces first-ever qubit collaboratory

The quantum world hosts a rich variety of physics that could enable functionality far beyond what traditional technologies can achieve. By probing and manipulating phenomena that occur at the single particle scale, the emerging field of quantum information science (QIS) aims to create new forms of computing, sensing, and communications that could revolutionize how we process and transmit data. The US recently launched the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) to foster collaboration across multiple government agencies in order to strengthen US leadership in QIS and support the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers.