UChicago, Argonne scientists control single subatomic quantum memories in semiconductors

UChicago, Argonne scientists control single subatomic quantum memories in semiconductors

University of Chicago

September 22, 2020

In a new study, scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne demonstrated control of atomic quantum memories in silicon carbide, a common material found in electric cars and LED light bulbs. Then, they used this control to create an “entangled state,” representing a connection between the quantum memories and electrons trapped in the semiconductor material.

Argonne, Fermilab at Forefront of ‘Transformational’ Quantum Research

Argonne, Fermilab at Forefront of ‘Transformational’ Quantum Research

WTTW

September 1, 2020

David Awschalom, Q-NEXT Director, Argonne Senior Scientist, UChicago professor and CQE Director and Anna Grasselino, SQMS center director, and senior scientist and deputy chief technology officer at Fermilab discuss the importance of quantum science, the new national centers awarded by DOE to Argonne and Fermilab and what these new opportunities mean for the Chicago region.

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.

Department of Energy selects Argonne, Fermilab to lead two multi-million-dollar national quantum research centers

Department of Energy selects Argonne, Fermilab to lead two multi-million-dollar national quantum research centers

August 26, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy is establishing five new National Quantum Information Science Research Centers, including a center led by Argonne National Laboratory and a center led by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which are each projected to receive $115 million in funding over the next five years. Each of these centers has 20 or more national laboratory, university and industry partners, including many members of the Chicago Quantum Exchange.