Dr. Jonathan King, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder
I am pleased to welcome two renowned researchers in the field of quantum information science to Atom Computing as independent scientific advisors.
Dr. Bert de Jong, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Quantum Systems Accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Dr. Eliot Kapit, Associate Professor of Physics and Director of Quantum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, join our long-time advisor Dr. Jun Ye, Professor of Physics at University of Colorado-Boulder and Fellow at JILA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology. Together, these scientists and academic leaders will help us advance the state of the art in quantum computing by providing deep technical expertise and guidance to our team.
Since its inception in 2018, Atom Computing has been building quantum computers from atomic arrays of optically trapped neutral atoms with the goal of delivering large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computing for a range of use cases and applications. Building high-quality quantum computers is hard work that requires tight collaboration across our team of theoretical and experimental physicists and engineers of multiple disciplines.
We also frequently consult with researchers from other organizations to solve difficult technical challenges. In addition to our scientific advisors, we also have active collaborations with other experts from Sandia National Laboratories, DARPA, University of Washington, University of Colorado-Boulder, and others to support R&D of technologies required for our future roadmap.
We are at the point where we are focusing not only on developing our hardware, but also what users can do with it to solve commercial problems at scale. Bert and Eliot are experts in quantum computing use cases and algorithms. Their expertise will help our quantum applications team and customers learn how to get the most value out of our hardware platforms.
Bert leads Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Sciences department and its Applied Computing for Scientific Discovery Group. His group’s research encompasses exascale computing, quantum computing and AI for scientific discovery. (View his bio.)
When asked about the role, Bert stated, "Atom Computing's path to universal quantum computing with atom arrays is exciting, and I am honored to be a scientific advisor providing critical input and guidance into their software and algorithm strategies.”
Eliot’s research at Colorado School of Mines focuses on quantum information science, particularly routes to achieve practical and scalable quantum advantage in noisy, near-term hardware. (View his bio).
Here is what Eliot said about his new role: “I'm excited to have joined the scientific advisory board at Atom Computing. Neutral atom quantum computing has progressed shockingly quickly in just the past few years - and I say this as someone who's been working on superconducting qubits for the past decade, which certainly haven't been standing still. I think Atom, in particular, has both a compelling roadmap toward large scale quantum computers, and a very capable team to make it happen.”
I am looking forward to future collaborations with Bert, Eliot, and Jun to drive large-scale quantum computing with applications that change the world.