Quantum Computing

Experimental and Theoretical Adiabatic Quantum Computation

The USC Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center seeks to close the gap between academic research in quantum computation and real-world critical problems. 

A joint effort of Lockheed Martin Corporation and the University of Southern California, the Quantum Computing Center (QCC) is exploring the power of adiabatic quantum computing, in which problems are encoded into the lowest energy ("coldest") state of a physical quantum system. 

USC faculty, USC Information Sciences Institute researchers, and students conduct theoretical and experimental quantum research on D-Wave quantum annealing systems, the world's first commercial adiabatic quantum optimizers and by far the largest functional quantum information processors ever built – placing the QCC at the leading edge of potentially revolutionary research.