Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has securedÂ a research grant from the Department of Energy to explore approaches for characterizing and mitigating quantumÂ noise.
APL saidÂ MondayÂ the award is part of DOE’s broader initiative to investigate the uses of quantum computing in relation to hardware.
â€œUnlike classical computing â€” where the hardware can be abstracted from a software engineer â€” an algorithm designer for near-term quantum hardware must have detailed knowledge of the underlying hardware, noise characteristics and architecture,â€ said Dave Clader, a theoretical physicist and principal investigator of the APL research team.
The lab’s team of researchersÂ will focus on models that can potentially function with quantum compilers.
â€œWe are looking to integrate noise combating protocols into quantum compilers,â€ Clader added. â€œThis will enable quantum programmers to write noise-resilient quantum algorithms in an automated fashion that does not require the algorithm designer to understand the detailed noise characteristics of the hardware.â€
APLÂ research partners are:
- Dartmouth College
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Stanford University
- Unitary Fund
- University of Chicago
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Maryland