April 17, 2018 | The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has announced a $50 million naming gift from the Helen Diller Family Foundation to support the university’s new cutting-edge center for science and engineering. The center will be called the Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter, and Engineering, according to a statement from the university. “The gift…will strengthen the Technion’s position as a world leader in quantum science and engineering by providing the means for new faculty recruitment, establishing new infrastructure, seed funding for research and development, and educating a new generation of engineers with a master of quantum mechanics,” the university said. This is one of the largest single gifts ever to the Technion from an American donor. The Helen Diller for Quantum Science, Matter, and Engineering is also the first of its kind in Israel, hoping to advance the basic sciences while using the principles of quantum mechanics to impact various engineering fields and develop applications for a wide range of industries. The center will serve as a platform for collaboration between Technion scientists and engineers, as well as a research center for quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum computing, quantum sensing and detection, quantum materials, and quantum simulators.