White House OSTP and DOE Announce the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

White House OSTP and DOE Announce the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Department of Energy

August 28, 2020

On Aug. 28, 2020, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the U.S. Department of Energy announced the members of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, which will counsel the Administration on ways to ensure continued American leadership in quantum information science. CQE members and partners include: Fred Chong, UChicago; Joe Lykken, Fermilab; James Clarke, Intel; Chad Rigetti, Rigetti Computing; Mark B. Ritter, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; and Krysta M. Svore, Microsoft Research.

A quantum leap for Chicago’s tech economy?

A quantum leap for Chicago’s tech economy?

Crain’s Chicago Business

August 26, 2020

Chicago was late to the digitization party but now has a chance to catch the quantum computing wave.

A pair of big-money federal research grants give Chicago a ground-floor opportunity in a technology many expect to transform computing. As my colleague John Pletz reported Aug. 26, Argonne and Fermilab in suburban Chicago are among five national laboratories that will get $115 million apiece for quantum computing research.