Preparing for the quantum revolution: What is the role of higher education?

  title={Preparing for the quantum revolution: What is the role of higher education?},
  author={Michael F. J. Fox and Benjamin M. Zwickl and Heather Lewandowski},
  journal={arXiv: Physics Education},
Quantum sensing, quantum networking and communication, and quantum computing have attracted significant attention recently, as these quantum technologies offer significant advantages over existing technologies. In order to accelerate the commercialization of these quantum technologies the workforce must be equipped with the necessary skills. Through a qualitative study of the quantum industry, in a series of interviews with 21 U.S. companies carried out in Fall 2019, we describe the types of… 

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