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You’ve conquered the escape room. But can you escape the lab?

New York Times
May 4, 2019

URBANA, Ill. — It was 10 p.m., and we were locked in a room at the mall.It had been a long day. I had woken up at 5 that morning to finish writing an article. Then I had spent a day talking to University of Illinois students and professors. The physics department had invited me and two other science writers to visit, part of an effort to…

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A quantum leap in particle simulation

A group of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab has figured out how to use quantum computing to simulate the fundamental interactions that hold together our universe. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, Fermilab researchers fill a conspicuous...

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CQE launches postdoctoral training program

The Chicago Quantum Exchange is launching a postdoctoral training program in QIS that closely links academia and industry to address the current and future needs of the field. With IBM as an initial partner, CQE member institutions will work with IBM Q scientists and...

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Cold atoms act as messengers at a distance

Particles can interact directly by repelling or attracting each other. But how do particles that are far apart interact? In a paper published by Nature on April 3, researchers at the University of Chicago report that atoms can exchange information using intermediary particles. This is the first time the phenomenon has been observed…

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Researchers use light to create a one-way street for mechanical energy

Is it possible to create a “one-way street” for mechanical energy that only allows heat and sound to flow in one direction? In most standard set-ups, this is impossible: if acoustic energy can flow in one direction, then it can also flow in the reverse direction. Finding new ways to break this basic symmetry has sparked the interest of…

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Chicago Quantum Exchange launches logo competition

The Chicago Quantum Exchange is looking for a logo. We invite designers and design-inspired scientists from any of the CQE institutions to submit their logo ideas for use on our website, pamphlets, etc. Please submit your logo design here. If your design is chosen,...

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Sound waves let quantum systems ‘talk’ to one another

Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to “talk” to each other using sound. The study, published Feb. 11 in Nature Physics, is an important step in bringing...

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Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise

In a recent issue of Physical Review A,Argonne researchers reported a new method for alleviating the effects of ​“noise” in quantum information systems, a challenge scientists around the globe are working to meet in the race toward a new era of quantum technologies. The new method has implications for the future of quantum information science, including quantum computing and quantum sensing.

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IBM and University of Chicago collaborate to advance quantum computing

HPCWire.com
January 29, 2019
A new research collaboration between the Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing (EPiQC) project led by the University of Chicago and IBM will help bring the promising future of quantum computing closer to the present by sharing resources and training the next generation of quantum computer scientists.

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EPiQC zines offer creative gateway to quantum computing

The zine format — miniature, self-printed booklets — is typically associated with punk rock, comics, and other DIY cultures. But a new outreach effort from the UChicago CS research group Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computation (EPiQC) utilizes zines to educate...

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Passage of the National Quantum Initiative Act

MIT Technology Review, December 22, 2018

President Trump has signed a $1.2 billon law to boost US quantum tech The new National Quantum Initiative Act will give America a national master plan for advancing quantum technologies.

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Quantum sound waves to open doors for more powerful sensors

For the last decade, scientists have been making giant leaps in their ability to build and control systems based on the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics, which describe the behavior of particles at the subatomic scale. But a challenge is getting delicate quantum...

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