The Intelligence Advanced Projects Research Activity (IARPA) is a U.S. government agency that invests in high risk, high payoff research that can help to tackle some of the Intelligence Community’s (IC) most difficult challenges. They launched an Entangled Logical Qubits (ELQ) project earlier this year as a four year program to fund projects which can demonstrate high-fidelity entanglement between two error-corrected logical qubits in a fully fault tolerant manner. The goal will be to first demonstrate the entanglement of two qubits to set the stage for using the same techniques for more qubits and larger systems for a full fault tolerant quantum computer.

The first project is named SuperMOOSE is led by ETH Zurich Professor Andreas Wallraff and will be working with superconducting based qubits. Additional collaborators on this project include MIT, Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Université de Sherbrooke, the Paul Sherrer Institut, Zurich Instruments and Atlantic Quantum. The second project, named MODULARIS, will be led by the coordinated by the University of Innsbruck with additional participants from ETH Zurich and the Paul Sherrer Institut. This project will be based upon ion trap technology.

Additional information about these awards can be seen in several press release including one from ETH Zurich here, from the Paul Sherrer Institut here, from Atlantic Quantum here, and from Zurich Instruments here.

November 3, 2023