WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has received a grant totaling $2,493,068 from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to support the university’s research into quantum computing.

“As a former computer programmer, I know that developing advanced technology is key to solving some of the world’s greatest problems,” said Senator Rosen. “I am proud to see that the University of Nevada, Reno will receive this funding to further their research efforts into quantum computing. EPSCoR, the program which provided these funds, does incredible work supporting research and development in Nevada and across the country, and I will continue to support the program in Congress.”

BACKGROUND: DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program is intended to improve geographic distribution of federal R&D funding, strengthen research capabilities in underserved regions of the country, and enable institutions in those regions to better compete for federal R&D funding.

The University of Nevada, Reno will receive $2,493,068 for research into building stable controllable spin systems for quantum information sciences and quantum computing.

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