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.

IBM Supports Q2Work Education Initiative

IBM Supports Q2Work Education Initiative

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.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UW-Madison, UChicago to partner in $25M NSF quantum information institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UW-Madison, UChicago to partner in $25M NSF quantum information institute

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).

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes seven new partners in tech, computing and finance, to advance research and training

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.