The mission of Alibaba Quantum Laboratory (AQL) is to realize the revolutionary potentials of quantum computing. We are a hardware-centered full-stack program focusing on superconducting circuits. Our international team of engineers and scientists combine expertise in nanofabrication, low- temperature measurement, computational physics, and computer science. Our hardware laboratory in Hangzhou includes a dedicated cleanroom. In addition to quantum computing hardware, we are also interested in quantum algorithms research and principles for their effective execution.
For our mission to be successful, numerous engineering and fundamental scientific challenges need to be overcome. We seek collaborations in all areas central to quantum computing, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Decoherence mechanisms
- Materials and nanofabrication for superconducting qubits
- Simulation of superconducting quantum computing (SQC) devices
- Error-protected qubits
- Characterization, control, and measurement of SQC devices
- Cryogenic engineering and electronics
- Quantum computer architecture
- Quantum error correction
- Quantum program compilation
- Quantum algorithms
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Suggested Collaboration Method
While we are eager to work with established laboratories, we are also keen to help jump-start a new research program by PIs of a world-leading record. The level of funding and other forms of support (such as facilities access and device fabrication) will be commensurate with the research effort.
Please note that we have a separate application from that of AIR. We will announce our call for proposals every year on January 10th and July 10th, but will receive applications year-round and will consider them on a rolling basis. Interested applicants, who must be full-time researchers at universities or non-profit research organizations, are invited to send a pre-proposal, together with the PI’s CV, to our email at email@example.com. Applicants selected for further consideration will receive a response within two weeks. The pre-proposal, excluding references, should be at most two pages and include the following information:
- Title of project
- Objectives and deliverables
- Project timeline, including duration and milestones
- Human resources, equipment, and budgetary plan
- References (if any)
The initial funding duration is up to 2 years; further funding beyond the proposed duration is possible and will be contingent on the progress made.
We enthusiastically look forward to hearing from you.