Caltech Plans Quantum Science and Technology Center

Published 1-26-2022
  • Caltech - Quantum Science and Technology Center
  • Caltech - Quantum Science and Technology Center

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Caltech is planning to construct the Quantum Science and Technology Center in Pasadena, Calif. Accommodating interdisciplinary research programs in quantum sensing, quantum information, and gravitational-wave detection, the six-story, 47,000-gsf facility will offer four floors of airy interaction spaces and offices atop two levels of underground laboratories. Extensive interior and exterior glazing will admit natural light into the highly transparent structure, promoting visual connectivity and interaction among investigators and between faculty and students. To maximize collaboration, the center will be linked by passageways to three adjacent buildings: the Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics, the Kellogg Laboratory, and the Downs-Lauritsen Laboratories, home to the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics. A construction timeline has yet to be determined.