Our Focus

CQSE is committed to communicating the importance of quantum science and technology
as well as the need for a new approach to education in this emerging discipline.

What is CQSE?

The UCLA CQSE was recently featured by the Amercan Physical Society in their APS TV series on academic institues and centers. The video gives an overview of CQSE activites through short interviews with Center faculty, students and industry collaborators.

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Latest News

UC to lead group awarded $25M by NSF to launch quantum computing institute

The National Science Foundation today announced a five-year, $25 million award to UC Berkeley, UCLA and other universities to create the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Present and Future Quantum Computation. The institute will work to overcome scientific challenges to achieving quantum computing and will design advanced, large-scale quantum computers that employ state-of-the scientific algorithms developed by the researchers.

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Computer scientist elected to executive committee of global computing society

Jens Palsberg, a professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been elected to the Association for Computing Machinery’s executive committee and will serve as chair of the special interest group governing board for a two-year term.

As chair, Palsberg will oversee activities of ACM’s 37 special interest groups, including 200 annual conferences, awards and volunteer opportunities.

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NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Prof. Clarice Aiello was recently invited to speak at one of the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Sixty (60) of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Germany and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Quantum Computing, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Biologization (aka Cell Biophysics or Mechanobiology), and Manufacturing 4.0. Among the 60, there are only 16 speakers.

Additionally, Prof. Aiello had a profile article published in Nature entitled “Bridging the gap between biologists and physicists.” Quantum engineer Clarice Aiello aims to discover how laws of quantum mechanicl affect vision and other functions.”

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Fiat Lux Seminar

Prof. Clarice Aiello of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be teaching the Fiat Lux seminar series "My Favorite Qubit: Quantum Computing as Told by Leading Practitioners". Freshmen at UCLA in all schools are encouraged to sign up.

Quantum computing is emergent area in which tiny objects ruled by laws of quantum mechanics serve as computational units -- also known as quantum bits, or qubits. After a brief introduction to field led by UCLA faculty, diverse practitioners of quantum computing will virtually present their research and also discuss their career trajectory. Each practitioner works on a different qubit experimental implementation. Which qubit will win?

Events

CQSE Seminar Series

The CQSE Seminar series will resume in the Fall Quarter. Speakers are currently being scheduled and announcements will appear in our Events section as dates and times are confirmed

Quantum Computing Crash Course

Henry Ma (UCLA Physics '21) will be teaching a two-week crash course on quantum computing from August 17-28, as part of a nonprofit organization promoting online education during the pandemic. The course runs for 1 hour every weekday for two weeks, and is completely free. The target audience is high school students/undergraduates.

The course first introduces the building blocks of quantum computing: qubits, gates, superposition, and entanglement. Then, these ideas are brought together in various quantum algorithms, to show how quantum computing can solve difficult and interesting problems. Online access to live quantum computers will be used to experiment with these algorithms. Please share the info/registration link belwo with those who might be interested in this topic

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