ORNL’s diverse quantum expertise makes it the ideal institution to lead the next quantum revolution.

Nick Peters, Section Head, Quantum Information Science

Multidisciplinary Science

From Atoms to Applications

An enhanced understanding of the laws of quantum mechanics is enabling a quantum revolution that promises to transform a vast range of technologies. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is leading the way by hosting a multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers, including partners from major corporations, universities, and other national laboratories.


Using diverse capabilities and a theory-driven understanding of the quantum world, ORNL scientists are conducting a wide variety of quantum research efforts, from developing and benchmarking scalable, fault-tolerant algorithms to designing quantum sensors. Other projects focus on synthesizing and characterizing superconducting and topological materials, as well as engineering the most promising candidates as quantum-classical systems for next-generation computing, sensing, and networking.

Materials for computing

Materials for sensing

Materials for networking

Watch: Quantum Supremacy Milestone

ORNL researchers collaborated with Google and NASA to demonstrate that a quantum computer can outperform a classical computer—a feat known as quantum supremacy—on ORNL’s Summit, an IBM system that is the nation's most powerful supercomputer.

What's on the Horizon

Quantum Resources

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publications since 2015
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ORNL's Unique Quantum Advantages


Quantum Science Center

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