About Us


QuEra is a neutral-atom based quantum computing company located in the heart of Boston on the Charles River. The company is founded on the pioneering research by world-renowned scientists Mikhail Lukin, Vladan Vuletic, and Markus Greiner at Harvard and MIT. At QuEra, our mission is to build the most scalable quantum computers to date to tackle useful but classically intractable problems for commercially relevant applications in optimization, simulation, materials-science, pharmaceuticals, and more. To do so, we have assembled a world-class team of scientists and engineers to bring quantum computing from promise to reality.

QuEra’s technology is built on large-scale arrays of atoms laser-cooled to ~µK temperature and held in vacuum by laser tweezers. These atoms serve as the memory banks for scalable quantum computing with ultrafast, high-fidelity gates, and a clear path to millions of qubits. QuEra Computing Inc. was founded to scale this cold atom quantum computing approach.

QuEra will advance quantum computing hardware to provide large numbers of qubits and access to inherently high-connectivity gates. The natural scaling advantages provided by neutral atom and Rydberg gate technology allows industry-leading performance.

What is quantum computing?

Quantum computing is a cutting-edge technology redefining the limits of information processing. This transformation is powered by hardware whose smallest parts – quantum bits, or “qubits” – obey the laws of quantum mechanics, introducing innate probability and parallelism to computer programs. This impacts the speed of calculations, quality of solutions, and energy consumption needed to address some of today’s hardest problems. Finally, it opens the doors for new opportunities, sparking the search for novel problems and solutions that will shape the future needs of humankind.

Are we there yet?

The past few decades have seen many leaps in the development of quantum computing and its applications, yet a gap remains between the science and its commercialization. Most machines today are too small and too general; qubits are fickle, and a lack of hardware-driven application focus has underutilized the limited available quantum resources. Furthermore, competing quantum technologies have not demonstrated a favorable capacity to scale up these limited resources.

QuEra is paving the way!

To address these problems, QuEra focuses its hardware and application development to maximize both short and long-term utility. Our technology is very recent, coming out of academic laboratories barely a couple of years ago, and is based on neutral atoms. It offers new opportunities to tackle near-term useful applications thanks to large available processor sizes and to being easily deployable as a special-purpose processor. Main application targets include quantum dynamics, optimization, and machine learning. Likewise, we are ready for the long-term game, as this same platform has an innateability to scale up its qubit count and to implement universal quantum computing. We support our machines with a team of hardware, algorithms, and software experts that shares a single-minded commitment to extract practical use out of the strengths of our tech. Attention to problem-device synergy and application efficiency gives us an upper hand to accelerate the arrival of useful quantum advantage.