At the Chicago Quantum Exchange in 2020: A Year in Review

New federal centers and institutes, advances in quantum science, 13 additional corporate partners, and new programs to prepare a quantum workforce

Chicago Quantum Summit highlights new U.S. quantum centers, economic opportunities

Leaders, government officials discuss next steps for advancing the field and support for quantum research

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes six new partners focused on advancing research, building a quantum economy

The leading quantum research hub expands to include more than 20 partners, including additional Chicago-based organizations

In new step toward quantum tech, scientists synthesize ‘bright’ quantum bits

Innovative step by UChicago, Northwestern scientists could boost computing, sensing

UChicago certificate supports transition to quantum careers

New certificate program puts quantum science in the hands of working professionals


UW-Madison researcher Victor Brar awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship

UW-Madison researcher Victor Brar awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship

University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 16, 2021

University of Wisconsin–Madison physics professor Victor Brar has been named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow, a competitive award given to researchers in the early stages of their careers. Brar’s research focuses on developing new microscopy techniques to look at quantum systems in ways that current microscopes cannot. Applying these techniques to study defects in materials — where a perfect crystal lattice is disrupted by one or more anomalous atoms — could lead to improvements in quantum computer performance or the discovery of new physics.

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UChicago researcher Hannes Bernien named Sloan Research Fellow

UChicago researcher Hannes Bernien named Sloan Research Fellow

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

February 16, 2021

Asst. Prof. Hannes Bernien has received a prestigious 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor early-career U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research have the potential to make significant contributions to their fields. Each year, only 128 are chosen to receive a fellowship from more than 1,000 nominees.

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UChicago researchers present seven papers at major quantum theory conference

UChicago researchers present seven papers at major quantum theory conference

UChicago Department of Computer Science

February 5, 2021

This year, the excellence of work by quantum researchers at University of Chicago was recognized at international Conference on Quantum Information Processing, which accepted an impressive seven talks with UChicago authors. The presented research spanned not only several different thrusts of quantum research at UChicago, but also multiple units, including the Department of Computer Science and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering.

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Career Opportunities

Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Quantum Science

Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with both computer scientists and physicists at the University of Chicago. Applications focused on collaborative and cross-disciplinary research are especially encouraged.

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Certificate Program in Quantum Engineering and Technology

This four-day program will aid participants in gaining an understanding of the basics of quantum information science (QIS). Particular attention will be focused on QIS applications, such as quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum computing.

Program dates: April 26-29, 2021

IBM Postdoctoral Trainees

The CQE and IBM are providing opportunities to conduct leading-edge research at CQE member institutions (UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab, UIUC, UW-Madison, and Northwestern).

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Select Events

Argonne MCS Seminar: Xinyuan You

February 25, 2021

IQUIST Seminar: Mikael Backlund

March 2, 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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PME Distinguished Colloquium: Peter Zoller

March 10, 2021
University of Chicago

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