MIT Center for Quantum Engineering

Quantum information science and technology (QIST) uses the basic principles of quantum mechanics to sense, communicate, and process information — with performance that promises to dramatically exceed conventional technologies.

Today, the field is transitioning from laboratory curiosity to technical reality. A new discipline of quantum engineering is emerging, bridging the traditional fields of computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering.

As QIST enters its next remarkable development phase, the MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics and MIT Lincoln Laboratory are coordinating resources and talent to create the MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE), the future locus of activity for breakthrough education and research in this exciting domain.