With the support of the National Science Foundation, the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation uses quantum simulation to gain insight into and take advantage of the rich behavior of complex quantum systems. Work at the Institute is organized into three major research challenges.


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Verified Quantum Simulations

Develop and deploy methods to certify the correctness of quantum simulations, ensuring that they are trustworthy even when classically intractable.

Quantum Simulations Face the Environment

Quantum Simulations Face the Environment

Explore quantum error correction as a physical phenomenon by using the perspective of statistical mechanics to study the interactions between simulators and their environments.

Scalable Quantum Simulations for Science and Technology

Design algorithms, error correction protocols, and software tools for carrying out quantum simulations and put them into practice on diverse hardware platforms, demonstrating quantum computational advantage and laying the groundwork for larger-scale quantum simulators in the future.

Academic Partners

The Institute brings together researchers from five universities.