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NRL Eyes Public-Private Collaboration to Support Quantum Info Research; Gerald Borsuk Quoted

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The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) aims to promote collaboration between public and private sector organizations in support of its efforts to enhance quantum information science deployment

Two quantum collaboration meetings in November 2020 are intended to help NRL with its role as the QIS Research Center of the U.S. Navy, the lab said Friday.

At a two-day workshop, NRL and other members of the Washington Metro Quantum Network Research Consortium are looking into installing fiber optic communications cables to enable distributed entanglement of qubits between the state's participating institutions.

Representatives of NRL, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Army Research Laboratory, Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences and U.S. Naval Observatory meet virtually on Nov. 16 and 17 to discuss the establishment of collegial research efforts among them.

The second conference on Nov. 23 will gather Navy scientists and engineers as part of the launch of the Naval Quantum S&T Working Group. Adam Black, NRL research physicist and one of the meeting presenters, will talk about his quantum sensing study.

Gerald Borsuk, associate director of research for the systems directorate of NRL, said the lab pursues QIST studies through its partnerships with other laboratories, academia, government and industry. "We hope these meetings build bridges within government and with academia and industry that lead to further interactions to bring quantum technologies to reality."