Due to the increasing storage and processing information by bit N2, quantum computers exhibit superior parallel computing power that conventional computers do not possess. Quantum computing directs the major path of ultra-high performance of computational technology – a promising field that can be widely used in big data analysis, cloud computing, biological structural resolution, material engineering design, and especially national defense and military affairs (such as simulated nuclear test and decoding). Quantum computing is not only the frontier domains of condensed matter physics research, but also the embodiment of national strategic will and great strategic demands. Europe has just launched a one-billion-euro flagship program about quantum computating. The U.S State Department issued a new development strategy about quantum information and quantum computation. In the 13th five-year plan, quantum communication and quantum computing have been designated as the top three major technology projects.
The Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (IQSE) in SUSTech was founded on November 5, 2016. The research team was led by Academician Dapeng Yu and team members include a number of faculties and researchers in the physics department of SUSTech. The team has developed multiple research regions including the studies of quantum materials, quantum transportation, superconductor quantum computing experiments, quantum computing theories, quantum computing software and artificial quantum intelligent that focused on the achievement, application and R&D of quantum computing. The IQSE will actively promote and develop intimate communications and collaborations with national and international talents of top research institutes in the field of quantum information.