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The Future of Information Processing is Quantum

Putting Quantum Computers to Work

The Duke Quantum Center is a unique “vertical” quantum institute that conducts research on the entire stack of a quantum information system. We’ve pioneered the world’s leading quantum information processing architecture, so rather than focusing solely on theoretical questions or experimental research with quantum components, we’re co-designing the entire quantum information stack, from qubit components and control of entangling operations up to applications and algorithms — plus everything in between.

A Unique Approach
to an Emerging Technology

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Recent News

Monroe, Kim Ring the NYSE Bell

It looks like ECE quantum computing entrepreneurs Chris Monroe and Jungsang Kim had a great time a couple of weeks ago when they got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of their company, IonQ, officially going public! IonQ uses trapped ions as the foundation for its futuristic quantum… Read More »Monroe, Kim Ring the NYSE Bell


Kim Named a Fellow of APS

It’s been a big month for ECE’s Jungsang Kim—not only did IonQ go public, he was also elected a fellow of the American Physics Society! Jungsang was nominated for pioneering contributions to research, development, invention, and entrepreneurship in trapped ion-based quantum computing, large-scale optical switches, and gigapixel-scale cameras. An honor very well-deserved!


Foundational Step Shows Quantum Computers Can Be Better Than the Sum of Their Parts

Duke researchers show for the first time that an assembly of quantum computing pieces can be better than the worst parts used to make it This article was adapted from the University of Maryland’s Joint Quantum Institute Pobody’s nerfect—not even the indifferent, calculating bits that are the foundation of computers. But Christopher Monroe, the Gihuly Family… Read More »Foundational Step Shows Quantum Computers Can Be Better Than the Sum of Their Parts