Argonne National Laboratory
March 29, 2021
The promising field of spintronics seeks to manipulate electron spin to make a new breed of small and low-power electronic devices. A recent study used Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to bring the widespread use of spintronics closer to reality.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 16, 2021
University of Wisconsin–Madison physics professor Victor Brar has been named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow, a competitive award given to researchers in the early stages of their careers. Brar’s research focuses on developing new microscopy techniques to look at quantum systems in ways that current microscopes cannot. Applying these techniques to study defects in materials — where a perfect crystal lattice is disrupted by one or more anomalous atoms — could lead to improvements in quantum computer performance or the discovery of new physics.
November 30, 2020
New theoretical quantum sensing research at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering harnesses non-Hermitian dynamics to develop a new type of quantum sensor that has the potential to be exponentially more sensitive than extant technology. Researchers hope to eventually employ quantum sensors to uses like disease diagnosis and earthquake detection, and the new research presents a way to build more efficient and powerful sensors for a variety of applications.
Chicago Quantum Exchange
November 23, 2020
The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted virtually at the University of Chicago Nov. 11-13 by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, brought together more than 20 speakers from across the nation and attracted more than 1,000 attendees from 42 countries. This year’s summit comes on the heels of the announcement of five new U.S. Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers and three new National Science Foundation Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes, authorized by the National Quantum Initiative Act.
University of Chicago, Northwestern University
November 12, 2020
An interdisciplinary team of physicists and chemists at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University has developed a new method to create tailor-made qubits: by chemically synthesizing molecules that encode quantum information into their magnetic, or “spin,” states.
Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
October 27, 2020
Super.tech, a company founded by Pravav Gokhalean, doctoral student at UChicago CS, joined the quantum computing startup ecosystem with the mission of creating a multilayer full-stack architecture for quantum computing. In this Catalyst Conversation, we hear from Gokhalean about quantum startups and more.