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UW–Madison physicist awarded Packard Fellowship

University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 16, 2019

Shimon Kolkowitz, a University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professor of physics, has been selected as one of 22 members of the 2019 class of Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering.

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Chicago Quantum Summit to gather international experts

Industry and academic leaders from US, Australia, Canada, UK to share research, discuss workforce development and build toward a global quantum alliance Top experts in quantum technology from around the globe will gather at the University of Chicago on Oct. 25 to...

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Next-generation single-photon source for quantum information science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 4, 2019

University of Illinois Physics Professor Paul Kwiat and his former postdoctoral researcher Fumihiro Kaneda (now an assistant professor at Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences at Tohoku University) have built what Kwiat believes is “the world’s most efficient single-photon source.”

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PME welcomes new Professor Liang Jiang

University of Chicago
September 27, 2019

Liang Jiang, a quantum theorist who has made important contributions to secure quantum communication over long distances, has joined the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago as a professor.

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How will quantum computing change our society?

Forbes
September 8, 2019

Fred Chong, Seymour Goodman Professor at the University of Chicago, offers an answer. Quantum computing is the only technology in which every device that we add to a machine doubles the potential computing power of the machine.

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Times Higher Education: Opportunity for Unity

Times Higher Education
September 4, 2019

While nations compete to unlock the huge potential of quantum engineering, it is also a chance for building global partnerships. Around the world, a race is under way to develop the revolutionary potential of quantum engineering and technology.

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Illinois Physics researchers awarded DOE grants to advance quantum information science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 25, 2019

Physics Professors Bryan Clark and Taylor Hughes of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded US Department of Energy (DOE) grants to develop new quantum computing capabilities. The awards are part of a $37-million DOE initiative supporting research that will lay the groundwork for the development of new quantum information systems…

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WQI scientists earn grant to improve materials for quantum sensing, computing

University of Wisconsin-Madison
July 25, 2019

Researchers at the Wisconsin Quantum Institute (WQI) have been awarded a US Department of Energy grant to study the noise that hampers advances in quantum systems, including quantum computers. The three-year, $4 million funding will allow the researchers to apply emerging tools to identify new materials and fabrication methods…

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UChicago jumpstarts collaborations with national labs in AI, quantum

University of Chicago
July 25, 2019

The University of Chicago is seeding promising projects with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and quantum science. The projects will tackle big questions in neuroscience, climate science, cosmological physics and quantum networking.

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The best of both worlds: how to solve real problems on modern quantum computers

Argonne National Laboratory
July 11, 2019

In recent years, quantum devices have become available that enable researchers — for the first time — to use real quantum hardware to begin to solve scientific problems. However, in the near term, the number and quality of qubits (the basic unit of quantum information) for quantum computers are expected to remain limited, making it difficult to use these machines for practical applications.

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Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo

Argonne National Laboratory
July 9, 2019

Recent advances in quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods have the potential to revolutionize computational materials science, a discipline traditionally driven by density functional theory (DFT). While DFT provides convenience to its practitioners and has unquestionably yielded a great many successes throughout the decades since its formulation, it is not without shortcomings…

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Scientists combine light and matter to make particles with new behaviors

University of Chicago
July 3, 2019

Every type of atom in the universe has a unique fingerprint: It only absorbs or emits light at the particular energies that match the allowed orbits of its electrons. That fingerprint enables scientists to identify an atom wherever it is found. A hydrogen atom in outer space absorbs light at the same energies as one on Earth…

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