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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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Research Areas

Recent News

DQC Postdoc Applications Open

Join the Duke Quantum Center as a postdoctoral fellow.  Research in areas across the full quantum stack including ion trap quantum computation, photonics, device fabrication, cold molecular ions, quantum system engineering, quantum control, quantum information theory, quantum resource theories, near-term algorithms, and quantum error correction. Apply now at


DQC Grows!

DQC has grown substantially over the last few years. For more on the latest  research, check out the faculty profiles at


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