Quantum Computing Hardware & SoftwareResearch
To date, quantum computing represents the only known computational model that can offer an exponential, economically sustainable acceleration compared to conventional computers and supercomputers, thus making accessible some calculations that are unfeasible in practice today.
Long confined to the sphere of theoretical computer science, the first intermediate-sized noisy computers or « NISQ » for « Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum » commercially exploitable are already a reality. Quantum machines (in the medium term, this corresponds to NISQ machines and in the long term to error-corrected universal quantum computers) could confer a strategic advantage on economic actors who have seized them, especially in the fields of pharmacology, exotic materials, fertilizers, catalysts, logistics etc. However, we need technological advances both to build better qubits and large-scale computers but also to find new algorithms leading to real-world applications of quantum computing.
Laboratories involved: CAS, JEIPCdF, LKB, LPENS, LPL, LPTM, LSPM, MPQ, QUANTIC
- Challenge 1: Superconducting Circuit Logic Qubits
- Challenge 2: Logical Qubits by Continuous Variables
- Challenge 3: Analog simulation with several dozen atoms
Laboratories involved: COSMIQ, IRIF, LIP6, LKB, LPENS, LPL, MPQ, QUANTIC
- Challenge 4: First real-world applications of quantum computing
- Challenge 5: Benchmarking and verification methods and parameters
Synergy project Paris Region
Laboratories involved: CAS, COSMIQ, DIENS, IRIF, JEIPCdF, LIP6, LKB, LPENS, QUANTIC
- Challenge 6: Paris Centre Quantum Computing Infrastructure