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

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

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 26, 2021

IBM and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch a large-scale collaboration designed to increase access to technology education and skill development, and to combine the strengths of academia and the industrial sector to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology. Specifically, the planned collaboration will focus on the rapidly growing areas of hybrid cloud and AI, quantum information science and technology, accelerated materials discovery, and sustainability to accelerate the discovery of solutions to complex global challenges. 

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

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

Chicago Quantum Exchange

May 19, 2021

The Chicago Quantum Exchange has added three new corporate partners to its growing community: Ally Financial, Corning Incorporated, and Toshiba Corporation.

Together, the Chicago Quantum Exchange and its corporate partners advance the science and engineering that is necessary to build and scale quantum technologies and develop practical applications, such as those for quantum computing and communications.

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).

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.

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.