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Quantum Information Science: Innovation and the Path Forward

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, is hosting a workshop in support of the Interagency Working Group on Quantum Information Science (QIS) of the Subcommittee on Physical Science, Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council on the scientific basis, infrastructure, future technical workforce, and intellectual property that will be required to address agency missions and secure future U.S. competitiveness in quantum information science. The workshop goal is to help inform industry on how we see the field of QIS developing and to collect information from industry to help guide the U.S. government investments that encompass fundamental and applied research, technology development, and education and training in QIS. The U.S. government hopes to gain sufficient insight into the broader needs of the industrial community to better inform our investment strategy with the goal of insuring U.S. competitiveness in this emerging R&D area. There will also be an opportunity for interested parties to participate in the workshop with NIST and its interagency counterparts, including DoD, DoE, DHS, NSF, NSA and ODNI. The meeting will be announced in the Federal Register.


NIST, NSF, DoE and DoD


Carl Williams, NIST; J. Steve Binkley, DoE; C. Denise Caldwell, NSF; and Claire Cramer, NIST

The Workshop is intended to cover the following topics:

  • Goals of Workshop
  • Overviews of QIS areas
  • Discussion
  • Opportunities
  • Market Areas and Applications
  • Barriers
  • Workforce Needs

For more details, please see Federal Register Notice


If you wish to give a brief (5 - 10 minutes maximum) presentation, please email the title of your talk to qisiwg [at] (qisiwg[at]nist[dot]gov). We will send a confirmation of acceptance no later than April 7.


If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

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Created February 5, 2015, Updated May 13, 2016