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News Release 18-087

NSF announces new awards for quantum research, technologies

$31 million in awards will explore applications of quantum mechanics, advance next-generation sensing, computing, modeling and communication

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The new awards add to NSF’s position as a leading federal funder of quantum research, a role that includes support for advancing the technology necessary for secure quantum communications, establishing the first-ever fully connected, practical quantum computer, and bringing together academic and private sector mentors to train the next generation of quantum scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Credit: Nicolle R. Fuller/ NSF

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