February 10, 2020

Israel Joins Quantum Computing Race

Technion President and Professor, Uri Sivan, led Israel’s Quantum Computing task force

Quantum Computing is the future of computing – providing unmatched efficiency at analyzing data – and Israel needs to increase investment to ensure the country’s position as a leader in the field.  These were the findings of  Israel’s National Advisory Committee for Quantum Science and Technology, led by Technion President and Professor Uri Sivan. 

Professor Sivan is a member of the Technion Faculty of Physics, and is the founding director of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, which he headed between 2005 and 2010. The findings of the committee were the guiding force behind the 2018 decision by the Israel Defense Ministry and Israel Science Foundation to earmark $27 million to research quantum technologies.