Quantum Computing

Experimental and Theoretical Adiabatic Quantum Computation

The USC Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation 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 Computation 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 the D-Wave One system, the world's first commercial adiabatic quantum optimizer and by far the largest functional quantum information processor ever built – placing the QCC at the leading edge of potentially revolutionary research.