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Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. For nearly two decades, we have been driving advances in scalable quantum technology to help customers experience quantum impact at every stage of this journey. Our global team of physicists, computer and materials scientists, engineers, and developers are collaborating with a broad community of individuals and organizations to advance a full-stack quantum ecosystem, develop practical solutions, and accelerate quantum education.

We believe the quality of qubits is the key to creating a scalable, universal quantum computer that could help solve some of the most complex challenges facing our world. We’re investing deeply across continents with leading researchers to develop a reliable, repeatable, and fault-tolerant topological qubit critical for building this foundation. To accelerate this vision for impact and scale, we’re collaborating openly with a global quantum community to innovate across every layer of the stack– from applications and software down to control and devices. This technology will require a new generation of quantum leaders that can help organizations around the world realize the promise of quantum computing. We’re passionate about developing this quantum workforce by making resources like the open-source Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Q# quantum programming language available to developers and educators worldwide.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, advances the frontiers of knowledge, taking on some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges. We perform research supporting the missions of several U.S. federal agency sponsors including the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

PNNL’s strengths in quantum information science include capabilities in algorithm development and programming, as well as expertise in materials synthesis and characterization, quantum chemistry applications, quantum sensing, and workforce development. Our scalable, open source high-performance computational chemistry toolkit, NWChem, enables quantum solutions to complex chemistry and materials physics problems.

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A core mission of the University of Washington is to develop scientists, engineers and ideas that change the world. The UW is internationally renowned in research areas that are critical to the success of quantum-enabled technologies, including quantum information science, quantum materials (e.g. two-dimensional materials), quantum photonics (the interactions between light and materials), quantum sensing (including axion-search experiments, radiation detection and quantum-defect field sensing), and quantum simulation (using high-performance computing). The UW’s expertise in these areas are distributed across the UW campus, residing mainly in the departments of physics, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, and the Allen School of Computer Science.

Quantum research endeavors across the UW are connected through the QuantumX initiative, which facilitates and supports activities to accelerate quantum discoveries and technologies. Our initiative strengthens what we as a university do best – innovative basic and applied research, cutting edge education and workforce development, and commercialization of promising discoveries from our laboratories.

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