September 23, 2020
Scientists from universities across the Midwest, including the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lead an effort to redesign quantum science education, working together with industry and national laboratories to develop a diverse, capable and effective quantum workforce.
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.
IBM Research Blog
August 5, 2020
Q2Work, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative led by the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago provides quantum education, programs, tools, and curricula to K-12 students. The University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, both IBM Q Network members through the Chicago Quantum Exchange, will offer these resources with support from a unique White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and NSF Q-12 partnership with government, academia, and industry.
July 22, 2020
The NSF has announced a new institute that will explore new ways to create and connect quantum computers and networks. Established with a $25 million, five-year award, the new Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks (HQAN) will be headquartered at The Grainger College of Engineering’s Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST).
University of Chicago
July 14, 2020
Researchers at the institute will build a platform that accelerates the translation of applied mathematical and statistical techniques into solutions for urgent scientific and societal problems that arise naturally in a range of fields, including quantum information theory.
The Chicago Quantum Exchange, a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology, has added to its community seven new corporate partners in computing, technology and finance that are working to bring about and primed to take advantage of the coming quantum revolution.