Member and Partner Events

The Chicago Quantum Exchange organizes events throughout the year to promote academic collaboration and information exchange across the quantum information science community. These events enable researchers and students at our member and partner institutions to learn from one another and to hear from some of the most prominent quantum researchers around the globe.

If you are a CQE member or corporate partner and would like to access these events, contact For information on previous events, visit the CQE calendar.

*Due to COVID-19, all CQE Seminars will be held virtually until otherwise noted.

Member and Partner Workshops

The CQE regularly hosts workshops dedicated to bringing together leading experts in emerging fields of quantum information science and engineering to discuss interesting and exciting emerging technologies, challenges and opportunities. These workshops are often interactive with substantive discussions and exploration of collaborations.

CQE Seminar Series

The CQE Seminar Series consists of 60-minute presentations by thought leaders and prominent researchers from across the world. The series, which rotates among CQE member universities and national laboratories, invites these individuals to present the latest research and findings to CQE members and corporate partners. Participation from CQE members and partners is encouraged.

CQE Research Briefings
CQE Research Briefings are 30-minute webinars meant to quickly communicate new science to the CQE member and partner community and open up opportunities for future collaboration. Briefings include a short synthesis of an upcoming or recent publication by a CQE scientist, discussion of potential future directions and a Q&A with the audience. Virtual participation is invited from across the CQE member and partner communities to brainstorm future academic/national lab/industry collaborations.



CQE Briefing: Shimon Kolkowitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

11 a.m.

Title: Understanding sources of decoherence in nitrogen-vacancy centers

Description: A discussion of Fast Relaxation on Qutrit Transitions of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds and new results.

Citation: Fast Relaxation on Qutrit Transitions of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds. A. Gardill, M.C. Cambria, and S. Kolkowitz. Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 034010. View paper


CQE Briefing: Yuri Alexeev, Argonne 

11 a.m.

Title: Learning to Optimize Variational Quantum Circuits to Solve Combinatorial Problems

Citation: Learning to Optimize Variational Quantum Circuits to Solve Combinatorial Problems, Sami Khairy, Ruslan Shaydulin, Lukasz Cincio, Yuri Alexeev, Prasanna Balaprakash. To appear in the proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). View paper


CQE Briefing: David Awschalom, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Title: Universal Coherence Protection in a Solid-State Spin Qubit

Citation: arXiv:2005.06082 View paper

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