CAS Center for Excellence in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics
The CAS Center for Excellence in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics. [Photo/quantumcas.ac.cn]
The CAS Center for Excellence in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics is a major facility in China that focuses on cutting-edge quantum research.
It was built by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and East China's Anhui province with the support of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in response to the country's call to gain an edge in the quantum filed.
The institute has two locations: one on No 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, capital of Anhui, and the other on Wangjiang West Road in Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone in Hefei. Both locations are in Hefei's Shushan district.
It is operated according to standards for national-level labs and is able to utilize the top quantum resources from universities, scientific institutes, as well as related enterprises across China for its research.
Through the study of major frontier scientific issues in the quantum field, the institute is expected to play an important role in quantum communication, quantum computing, and quantum precision measurement research. It will also help promote a wide range of applications of related technologies.
In terms of quantum communication, it will build a complete quantum communication network technology system, as well as promote the application of quantum communication technology in areas like government affairs, finance, and energy.
It will also explore a practical path for developing general-purpose quantum computers and work to improve the efficiency of large-scale quantum systems.
In addition, the institute will do systematic research on the high-precision measurement mechanism for physical parameters, such as time, position, and gravity, as well as develop quantum precision measurement equipment.