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QLab, the National Quantum Laboratory at Maryland, is a new user facility of the University of Maryland in partnership with IonQ Inc, a leading developer of quantum computing devices, located in the Discovery District at 4505 Campus Drive, College Park, MD.

QLab provides unique research and teaching opportunities using innovative technologies in the field of quantum computing to serve the scientific user community at UMD and beyond. In concert with other quantum initiatives at UMD, QLab provides a supporting infrastructure for an innovation ecosystem for quantum technologies and offers a supporting environment for thought leadership to come together for the exchange/sharing of ideas in the evolving space of quantum technologies.

QLab's mission is to advance knowledge and expertise in the novel field of quantum computing by

None of this can be accomplished without our active QLab Users Community.

Apart from quantum-computing related projects, QLab is also becoming an end-node of a local quantum network connecting ion-trap labs throughout the campus and the Discovery District: JQI, IREAP, ARL, MAX, QLab/IonQ. The quantum network enables quantum computers to communicate over large distances on the internet while preserving quantum coherence (entanglement). QLab is building an ion-trap computer, quantum frequency converter and quantum router to fully integrate the quantum capabilities of this network, which forms the core of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Quantum Internet (MARQI), to be built out over the next years.

QLab News

QLab at the Quantum World Congress (QWC2023)

QLab showed a strong presence at the Quantum World Congress, at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA, on Sept. 26-28, 2023, sharing a booth with other UMD Quantum initiatives and carrying out the bootcamp "Introduction to Quantum Communication".

QLab Fellowship announced by UMD President Dr. Darryll Pines at QWC2023

Pres. Pines inaugurated the QLab Fellowship at this year's Quantum World Congress. Scholars from the University of Maryland, from the Mid-Adlantic Quantum Alliance (MQA), and from other domestic and international institutions are invited to apply for this fellowship, which will assist in building a vibrant research community. (Application Portal).
Several members of the UMD faculty and the MQA are already joining the QLab community as QLab Fellows.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Sep.19, 2023

The President of the University of Maryland, Dr. Darryll Pines, formally opened the QLab Collaboration Space at 4505 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. See the MarylandToday article.

Other announcements

Past Announcements

Quantum Initiatives at the University of Maryland

University of Maryland is recognized as a leader in the quantum field.

For questions on QLab or QLab related topics please contact qlab@umd.edu.

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