Fermilab Quantum Institute

Solving the challenges of quantum sciences and technology for the benefit of all

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Future of quantum

Coherence time

Coherence time is the limit on how long a qubit can retain its quantum state before that state is ruined by noise. It is critical to advancing quantum computing, sensing and communications. Learn more about how Fermilab is leading the way in extending coherence time through the development of superconducting quantum systems.


Entanglement is the phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more qubits are correlated, no matter their distance. Entanglement is integral to quantum teleportation, by which information can be shared across quantum networks. Learn how Fermilab achieved quantum teleportation.


Algorithms are sets of tasks for a quantum computer to solve a problem. They are described by quantum gates, manipulations of the qubit state that are like computer instructions. These are arranged in quantum circuits that act on input qubits and end in measurements. Learn how Fermilab is developing quantum algorithms to solve some of the biggest challenges in physics.


Panagiotis Spentzouris
Panagiotis Spentzouris
Head of Quantum Science Program
Alex Romanenko
Alex Romanenko
Head of Quantum Technology Program
Farah Fahim
Farah Fahim
Deputy Head of Quantum Science Program



Fermilab has been selected to lead the new Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, one of five national centers to bring about transformational advances in quantum information science as a part of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative. Read the press release.