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Quantum technologies, like this quantum computer at Sandia National Laboratories, might be a source of future jobs in New Mexico’s tech sector.

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Quantum technologies, like this quantum computer at Sandia National Laboratories, might be a source of future jobs in New Mexico’s tech sector. CREDIT Bret Latter, Sandia National Laboratories

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Science, education and economic development leaders across New Mexico have formed a coalition to bring future quantum computing jobs to the state.

Could quantum technology be New Mexico’s next economic boon? Quantum New Mexico Coalition aims to establish state as national hub

Albuquerque, NM | Posted on April 1st, 2022

Sandia National Laboratories, The University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratory announced the new coalition today at UNM during the Quantum New Mexico Symposium.

“Quantum technology is going to change the world someday, and it’s going to bring with it high-paying, high-value jobs. New Mexico already has intellectual capital and world-class research facilities. We can bring in industry, too. We can change the outlook of our state by establishing New Mexico as a national hub for this high-tech sector,” said Sandia’s Rick Muller, senior manager over advanced microsystems.

Quantum computers can run some tasks faster than would ever be possible with supercomputers. While the technology is still experimental, funding for its development has steadily increased worldwide as governments and businesses eye its economic and national security implications, Muller said.

“Whoever makes the first breakthrough is going to have a big advantage. As a state, we want to be part of that,” Muller said.

Ivan Deutsch, Regents’ Professor and director of UNM’s Center for Quantum Information and Control said, “The Quantum New Mexico Coalition (QNM-C) has the goal of a broad partnership across New Mexico, including our major research university, tribal colleges and community colleges, as well as national laboratories and industry.”

The coalition is supported by more than 30 colleges, businesses, labs and nonprofit organizations that operate in the Land of Enchantment.

“Los Alamos National Laboratory has been a world leader in quantum science for decades,” said John Sarrao, deputy Laboratory director for science, technology and engineering. “The state of New Mexico is poised to benefit from quantum capabilities and technologies at Los Alamos and at our fellow institutions. We share a commitment to collaborative quantum research and development that engages and uplifts the broader communities and industries of our home state.”

Sandia and UNM additionally formed the Quantum New Mexico Institute yesterday, a joint research and education initiative that will create opportunities to build New Mexico’s local quantum economy, develop a quantum-ready workforce and collaborate with leading institutions.

“Most people don’t know that New Mexico has made many major scientific discoveries in this field of research,” said Setso Metodi, Sandia’s manager over quantum computer science. “As we keep pushing the science, we want to also grow the number of people who can participate in it.”

Other coalition activities will focus on industry engagement, business development, policy and infrastructure enhancement.

Mary Monson, Sandia’s senior manager of technology partnerships and business development, said the state has advantages when it comes to drawing businesses in this emerging sector.

“New Mexico has a huge government presence, including two national laboratories with strong quantum research programs. That makes the state attractive to businesses and startups that want to work on government projects. So, we’re asking ourselves: What else will these businesses need? How can New Mexico remove supply chain barriers for manufacturers, for example? What programs do our higher education institutions need to build up a quantum-savvy workforce?” Monson said.

The Quantum New Mexico Symposium is a public event running March 31–April 1 that includes talks, networking sessions, tours and panel discussions about the breadth and importance of quantum information science across the state.

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