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

Correlated errors in quantum computers emphasize need for design changes

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison found that errors are correlated across an entire superconducting quantum computing chip, work points to mitigation strategies

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes three new corporate partners focused on computing, communications, and strengthening the quantum economy

The Chicago Quantum Exchange has added Ally Financial, Corning Incorporated, and Toshiba Corporation to its growing quantum community

IBM and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch new Discovery Accelerator Institute

Planned collaboration to focus on rapidly growing areas, including quantum information science

UChicago scientists harness molecules into single quantum state

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

News

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Appoints Chuck Vallurupalli to Lead Duality, Preeti Chalsani Named Deputy Director

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Appoints Chuck Vallurupalli to Lead Duality, Preeti Chalsani Named Deputy Director

Polsky Center for Entrepeneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago

June 17, 2021

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has appointed Chuck Vallurupalli, MBA ’05, as the inaugural senior director of Duality, the first accelerator program in the nation exclusively dedicated to supporting innovative quantum startup companies. Announced in April 2021, Duality is led by the Polsky Center and the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), along with founding partners, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, and P33.

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Correlated errors in quantum computers emphasize need for design changes

Correlated errors in quantum computers emphasize need for design changes

University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 16, 2021

In a study published June 16 in the journal Nature, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison found that errors are correlated across an entire superconducting quantum computing chip, highlighting a concern that must now be acknowledged and addressed in the quest for fault-tolerant quantum computers. Importantly, their work also points to mitigation strategies.

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Specialized STEM camp introduces students to exploding science field

Specialized STEM camp introduces students to exploding science field

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

June 14, 2021

Just in southeastern Wisconsin, at least two dozen camps focusing on STEM — science, technology, engineering, math — are scheduled for this summer. Some are affiliated with universities; some with museums. Technology companies may get involved; General Electric, for example is sponsoring a girls’ STEM camp at Milwaukee School of Engineering and other sites across the country.

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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

Fourth Quantum Computing Tutorial

June 14-18, 2021
Argonne National Laboratory

Summer Workshop Series 2021: Introduction to Technology Commercialization

July 8, 2021
CQE, HQAN, Q-NEXT 

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Summer Workshop Series 2021: Perspectives on Quantum Technology Commercialization

July 22, 2021
CQE, HQAN, Q-NEXT 

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