U.S. Department of Energy Unveils Blueprint for the Quantum Internet

July 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled a report today, July 23, which lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet, bringing the United States to the forefront of the global quantum race and ushering in a new era of communications. This report provides a pathway to ensure the development of the National Quantum Initiative Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in December of 2018.

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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).

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Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction Awarded $12.4 Million as DOE EFRC

Northwestern University
July 7, 2020

A new Northwestern University research initiative, the Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction, received $12.4 million in funding as an Energy Frontier Research Center from the DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences. CQE researchers involved include Mike Wasielewski from Inquire/Northwestern University, who leads the center; Xuedan Ma (Argonne/Northwestern); and Randall Goldsmith, (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison).

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Barry Bradlyn receives NSF CAREER Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 2, 2020

Bradlyn is a theoretical condensed matter physicist whose work studying the novel quantum properties inherent in topological insulators and topological semimetals has already shed new light on these extraordinary systems.

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Do we need a ‘Quantum Generation’?

The Hill
June 23, 2020

An opinion piece, drafted by Tomasz Durakiewicz, NSF program director, calls out the importance of programs like the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network, an NSF-funded training program led by UChicago and Harvard and managed by the CQE.

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New techniques improve quantum communication, entangle phonons

University of Chicago
June 22, 2020

In a new paper, scientists with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have demonstrated a new quantum communication technique that can send information quantum-mechanically between the nodes—without ever occupying the linking channel.

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Illinois, UChicago researchers talk quantum science, career journey with high schoolers

June 4, 2020

In an effort to expose high school students to quantum scientists and potential careers in the field, two Chicago Quantum Exchange researchers spoke to more than 60 high schoolers, their parents and teachers this month. The seminar was part of Argonne Live!, a virtual STEM Outreach program that brings scientists from across a wide range of topics to high schoolers across the nation.

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