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

Nick Peters, Group Leader, 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.

With diverse capabilities to support materials synthesis, fabrication, and characterization, ORNL researchers are exploring new approaches to storing, measuring, and transferring information via four primary capabilities: quantum materials, quantum networking, quantum computing, and quantum sensing.

This effort supports the National Quantum Initiative and requires multidisciplinary teams skilled in three critical areas of research:

synthesizing, characterizing, and measuring properties of quantum materials

developing sensing techniques to reduce quantum noise

designing quantum algorithms for use on quantum devices

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 has been ranked the world's most powerful supercomputer since June 2018.

Quantum Science
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Quantum Materials


Accelerating discovery and understanding of materials for novel quantum devices.

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Quantum Computing


Realizing next-generation hardware through a user program and vendor partnerships.

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Quantum Networking


Protecting critical infrastructure, including the nation’s electric grid.

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Quantum Sensing


Reducing quantum noise and correcting errors for precise scientific measurements.

Why ORNL?
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Expertise


Multidisciplinary teams tackling challenges in materials, networks, computing, and sensing.

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Facilities


From world-class supercomputers to state-of-the-art microscopy capabilities.

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Partnerships


Collaborations with world-leading institutions accelerate breakthroughs across the quantum spectrum.

What's on the Horizon

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