New technologies for quantum emulation
Better quantum emulators require better technological infrastructure. There are impediments to developing such infrastructure in individual research groups, given that funding agencies, grant reviewers, and even career promotions reward rapid scientific results over the slow development of experimental technologies. Here is a perfect opportunity for our large research collaboration: by pooling technical expertise and jointly developing innovative hardware (and software), we can advance research capabilities across the entire UC system. This approach is efficient, achieving an “economy of scale” by developing shared solutions to the challenges of present quantum emulators.