At the Chicago Quantum Exchange in 2020: A Year in Review

At the Chicago Quantum Exchange in 2020: A Year in Review

Chicago Quantum Exchange

December 18, 2020

Quantum information science had a banner year in the U.S. with federal agencies awarding more than $700M to support large-scale scientific endeavors, significant advancements in quantum information science, and the launch of programs that will help the nation retain global leadership in this critical field. During 2020, Chicago Quantum Exchange members and scientists were awarded new federal centers and institutes, made advances in quantum science, added 13 new corporate partners, and initiated new programs to prepare a quantum workforce.

Fermilab and partners achieve sustained, high-fidelity quantum teleportation

Fermilab and partners achieve sustained, high-fidelity quantum teleportation

Fermilab

December 15, 2020

This month, scientists at Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, and their partners took a significant step in the direction of realizing a quantum internet.

In a paper published in PRX Quantum, the team presents for the first time a demonstration of a sustained, long-distance (44 kilometers of fiber) teleportation of qubits of photons (quanta of light) with fidelity greater than 90%. The qubits were teleported over a fiber-optic network using state-of-the-art single-photon detectors and off-the-shelf equipment.

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes six new partners focused on advancing research, building a quantum economy

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes six new partners focused on advancing research, building a quantum economy

Chicago Quantum Exchange

November 13, 2020

The leading quantum research hub expands to include more than 20 partners, including additional Chicago-based organizations. New partners include Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), Hamamatsu Photonics, Protiviti, Quantum Machines, and Super.tech. The Chicago Quantum Exchange has also partnered with P33, a private sector led non-profit dedicated to driving innovation leadership for the Chicago region.

Pritzker says state will make good on $200M research investment

Pritzker says state will make good on $200M research investment

Crain’s Chicago Business

November 12, 2020

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker spoke today at the Chicago Quantum Summit, where he said that despite looming budget challenges made worse by the coronavirus and voters’ rejection of new income-tax plan, the state will make good on its commitment to provide $200 million for quantum computing research at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Fermilab is partner in Quantum Science Center based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fermilab is partner in Quantum Science Center based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fermilab News

November 9, 2020

Fermilab is a partner in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Science Center, which hopes to develop a fundamentally new kind of qubit that could lead to next-generation quantum computers with vastly improved capabilities. The partnership will advance research in the design of topological qubits, the exploration of exotic quantum materials, and the development of an electronic quantum simulator that can run in extreme conditions.

Chicago Quantum Summit to foster national center collaborations, build quantum economy

Chicago Quantum Summit to foster national center collaborations, build quantum economy

October 29, 2020

The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit, taking place virtually Nov. 11-13, 2020, will convene technology experts from around the country to forge new partnerships amid an exciting year for quantum research. The annual event is dedicated to setting the stage for next steps in quantum science and technology.