QSEC supports the exploration of these high-risk high-reward ideas by fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-focused environment at Mason where some of the most challenging problems in quantum can be freely explored in new ways through convergent research. This provides a unique environment and access for faculty and students to make transformative contributions to quantum technology. QSEC’s approach to quantum research can be distilled into the following four main thrusts –

Quantum algorithms and prototypes that move beyond classic computing 

Quantum materials with diversity of experimental techniques and theoretical discovery framework

Sensing technologies based on quantum mechanics and nonclassical phenomena

The next generation of young scientists for the growing quantum workforce