Quantum Technology Domains

Quantum is about more than just quantum computers. If Greater Washington is to fulfill its potential as a quantum innovation hub, now is the time to execute on a full plan to leverage capabilities across institutions into a shared regional innovation infrastructure to spur collaboration and efficiency in quantum education, research, and technology commercialization efforts across four key quantum technology domains: computing; sensing; communications and cryptography; and materials.

Quantum Computing

Quantum Sensing

Quantum Communications & Cryptography

Quantum Materials

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Quantum Computing

Quantum computers leverage counterintuitive features of quantum physics to execute certain tasks faster than current supercomputers. Quantum information processing involves using and manipulating quantum states within a system to simulate complex systems or store and process data as quantum bits (qubits) in a quantum computer. (UMD / Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance)

The industrialization of quantum computing will bring about a fundamental shift in complex problem-solving areas like drug discovery, grid optimization, personalized medicine, AI and more.



Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance: Computing

History of Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing 101

Quantum Computing Explanation

One Concept in Five Levels of Difficulty

A Beginner's Guide to Quantum Computing

Quantum Computers Animated

Research Challenges in Quantum Computing

Quantum Computers Explained

Limits of Human Technology

Quantum Computing:
A Primer

Quantum Computing for the Mildly Curious


Massive Disruption - Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think

Quantum Computing Fact Sheet

A16Z Podcast:

Quantum Computing,

Now and Next


A16Z Podcast:

The Cloud Atlas to Real Quantum Computing

The Digital Life Podcast

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing Inc: 

Top Quantum Computing Use Cases 2021

IBM Quantum
Use Cases

Accenture - Quantum Computing Now

McKinsey - A Game Plan for Quantum Computing

Quantum Sensing

Quantum sensing utilizes individual or entangled arrays of quantum systems, such as atoms, photons, quantum defects in solids, or two-dimensional materials, to perform precise measurements. Quantum systems have unique properties that can be harnessed to detect subtle environmental changes, leading to better measurement and imaging tools. (UMD / Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance)



Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance:

Analysis Paves Way For Quantum Sensors

What is Quantum Sensing?

Quantum Sensing: Detect the Undetectable

Quantum Communications
& Cryptography

Quantum communication involves preserving or transferring a quantum state across distances.

 (UMD / Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance)



Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance: Communication

Quantum Communication

Quantum Communication Applications

Quantum Communications Explained

Quantum Cryptography Explained

What is Quantum Cryptography?


Quantum Materials

Quantum materials exhibit quantum mechanical effects, such as quantum fluctuations, entanglement, and coherence, which are readily observable over a wide range of energies and length scales and which produce novel and exotic material properties like topologically protected electronic states and more. New materials may improve current devices and open the door to technologies not yet envisioned.

(UMD / Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance)



Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance:

What are Quantum Materials?

Basic Needs for Quantum Materials

Introduction: Quantum Materials

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