Nation’s first quantum startup accelerator, Duality, launches at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and the Chicago Quantum Exchange

Program to leverage the region’s quantum ecosystem, including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, and P33, to help startups bring their innovations to the marketplace

UChicago scientists harness molecules into single quantum state

Innovative step by UChicago towards being able to build and control systems of quantum particles

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

News

Three CQE scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences, one to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three CQE scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences, one to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chicago Quantum Exchange

May 10, 2021

Three Chicago Quantum Exchange scientists – Nadya Mason at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Laura Gagliardi at the University of Chicago; and Michael Wasielewski at Northwestern University – have recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and Mason was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

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Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

Scientific American

May 6, 2021

Two new papers published on Thursday in Science push the boundaries of the quantum effects physicists can achieve at a macroscopic scale. Both studies observed such effects in thin aluminum “drums” about the size of a red blood cell.

“The tricks described in these two papers are ways of evading what you might have thought is the limit on measuring forces coming from the Heisenberg uncertainty principle,” says Aashish Clerk, a condensed matter physicist at the University of Chicago, who was not involved with either study.

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SQMS Center at Fermilab announces Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship for postdocs

SQMS Center at Fermilab announces Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship for postdocs

Fermilab

May 6, 2021

Fermilab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, or SQMS, is announcing a new fellowship opportunity for Black and African American postdoctoral scholars this month: the Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship, named for the first African American woman to earn a postgraduate degree in physics. The fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science.

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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

Select Events

Pulse-level Quantum Control Workshop

May 17-18, 2021
Chicago Quantum Exchange

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Fourth Quantum Computing Tutorial

June 14-18, 2021
Argonne National Laboratory