Caltech and Broadcom announced a multi-year partnership to advance quantum science research and discoveries with the potential to seed innovative technologies and applications.
The partnership, supported with a significant investment from Broadcom, will establish the Broadcom Quantum Laboratory at Caltech, a physical collaboration space that will bring together experts in the fields of quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum measurement, and quantum engineering. Broadcom’s investment will support joint programming and research to accelerate discovery.
Additionally, over the next five years, Broadcom and Caltech have agreed to host an annual symposium where scientists and engineers from both organizations will explore areas of mutual interest and future development opportunities in relevant fields.
Potential of quantum discoveries
“Developing deep connections to technology leaders like Broadcom amplifies the power of the science and engineering that Caltech can accomplish,” said Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, the Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics. “We share a belief in the transformative potential of quantum discoveries across the disciplines and welcome this new partnership.”
Hock Tan, President and CEO of Broadcom, said: “This multi-year investment and engineering collaboration reinforces our continued commitment to supporting advanced R&D and represents our relentless pursuit of innovation to connect our customers, employees and communities worldwide.”
At the forefront of quantum computing
Caltech is one of the world’s preeminent institutions for quantum science research, with faculty positioned across the Institute working on theoretical and experimental advances that have the potential to affect everything from energy storage to drug design, to information processing and security. The Institute’s faculty have been at the forefront of the field since the 1980s when the late Richard Feynman, a Caltech theoretical physicist who pioneered quantum computing and introduced the concept of nanotechnology, first posited that quantum computers would be necessary for future advanced computing systems and problems.
Center for Quantum Precision Measurement
Back in 2022, it was announced that a new quantum center will be housed in a six-story building to be constructed thanks in part to a donation by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg. The new building, fully funded by philanthropy, will bring architectural innovation to a historic campus entrance on California Boulevard.
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