Title: Programmable Atomic Large-scale Quantum Simulation 2 - SGA 1
Period: 1. 4. 2023 - 30.9.2026
Principal investigator UL FMF: Tomaž Prosen
Research activity: Computer and information sciences
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The project Programmable Atomic Large-scale Quantum Simulation (PASQuanS2.1) is the first decisive step toward the transformation of the European landscape for programmable quantum simulators, finally delivering internationally leading platforms involving over 1000 neutral atoms in optical tweezer arrays and also in optical lattices. In the context of this Specific Grant Agreement, we will bring together partners from academia and industry (including technology enablers, platform developers, and end-users) to address central technological challenges. We will connect technologies across national borders and use our combined expertise and technologies to scale up the system size, reduce noise and temperature, and improve stability. We will test and transfer know-how between trapped ion and neutral atom platforms and integrate the hardware with application-specific software stacks for analogue solutions of relevant real-world problems, including verification and optimal control techniques. We will facilitate the expansion and networking of the supply chain and startup companies delivering platforms, en-route to the delivery of technology readiness level (TRL) 6-7 quantum simulators, including both cloud-based platforms, and quantum simulators linked with existing high-performance computing infrastructure. We will work with the end-user community across academia and industry to identify new specific applications where quantum simulators provide a practical quantum advantage over traditional high-performance computing. We will particularly address potential applications in materials science, quantum chemistry and in optimisation. We deliver a clear plan for dissemination, exploitation, and communication. This includes developing and protecting intellectual property, and to expand awareness of quantum simulators and their capability and applications amongst policy makers, industry, and the general public.