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Startup QDIR uses quantum dots for infrared detectors

University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division
May 26, 2020

ODIR is a finalist in University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s George Shultz Innovation Fund, and was just announced as part of the new cohort of Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program.

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Chicago Quantum Profile: Farah Fahim

May 18, 2020

This is the first profile of Chicago Quantum Exchange researchers featuring Farah Fahim, the deputy head of quantum science at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Fahim studies control and readout electronics for quantum systems.

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David Awschalom’s research featured on the cover of Applied Physics Letters

May 11, 2020

Research by David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, and colleagues on developing silicon carbide for quantum spintronics was featured on the cover of the May 11 issue of Applied Physics Letters.

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Prof. Giulia Galli earns two top honors for leadership and outstanding research

UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
April 30, 2020

This month, Prof. Giulia Galli was elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, which are considered two of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. She is widely recognized for her contributions to the fields of computational condensed-matter, materials science, and nanoscience.

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When quantum computing and AI collide

Raconteur in The Times
April 28, 2020

Experts are nearing a quantum advantage, with unimaginable computational power that could unlock the true potential of machine-learning. David Awschalom discusses economic opportunities that quantum computing would enable by solving complex optimisation problems that permeate many aspects of the business world. 

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Choosy resource allocation improves energy efficiency in quantum communications

University of Chicago
March 30, 2020

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of York have detailed a new strategy for securely boosting the successful transmission rates of quantum information. The team’s new paper assesses the limitations presented by factors such as energy loss and thermal noise and identifies strategies to negate these impacts.

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UChicago, Harvard select students for nationwide quantum program

Chicago Quantum Exchange
April 13, 2020

A one-of-a-kind national training program for graduate students pursuing careers in quantum science and engineering has accepted 18 new students from across the US. This is the second cohort for the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET), which is funded by a $2.5 million award from the National Science Foundation.

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Chicago Quantum Profile: Diana Franklin

University of Chicago
March 23, 2020

The University of Chicago’s Diana Franklin fully embraces the challenge of explaining and creating quantum computing and computer science educational materials for students.

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