Breaking through classical boundaries

Pioneering the development of quantum-enabled technologies at the UW

Learn more about UW quantum research
UW Quantum Initative

Transforming how we communicate,
compute, and sense our world

About QuantumX

The QuantumX initiative at the University of Washington seeks to facilitate and support activities to accelerate quantum discoveries and technologies.

Focus Areas

QuantumX faculty and researchers are exploring the following areas:

Quantum Computation
Hardware, software, and algorithms to realize solutions to problems intractable on classical computers.

Quantum Materials
Materials development to enable quantum technologies and the study of materials whose properties emerge from quantum interactions

Quantum Communication and Networks
Hardware, software, and algorithms to realize secure communication protected by the laws of quantum mechanics. The development of quantum networks for scaling both communication and computation systems.

Quantum Sensing
Using quantum coherence and entanglement to achieve new limits in sensing

Quantum Simulation
Using controlled quantum systems to simulate materials from small molecules to solids, with applications ranging from more efficient electronics to clean energy.

Quantum Research at the UW

  • The Fu group is developing quantum networks for measurement-based quantum computing


Northwest Quantum Nexus Summit

UW QuantumX is partnering with Microsoft and PNNL to host the Northwest Quantum Nexus Summit on March 18-19. Limited space is still available at the summit, contact jpfaendt@uw.edu for more information.


New platform for quantum optical physics

A team led by UW Professor Xiaodong Xu has developed a new system to trap individual excitons, a potential breakthrough in development of new quantum technologies. Learn more.


Ph.D. student Ewin Tang recognized by Forbes

We are excite to announce that Allen School Ph.D. student Ewin Tang has landed a spot on Forbes’ 2019 list of “30 Under 30” in science for developing a method that enables a classical computer to solve the “recommendation problem” in roughly the same time that a quantum computer could — upending one of the […]

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