Scientists launch quest to develop quantum sensors for probing quantum materials


October 28, 2020

The new Center for Quantum Sensing and Quantum Materials, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will develop and apply quantum sensing methods to study quantum materials. The Center is highly collaborative and will include experts from UIUC, the SLAC National Laboratory, Stanford University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Catalyst Conversations: Launching a Pioneering Quantum Startup

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

October 27, 2020, a company founded by Pravav Gokhalean, doctoral student at UChicago CS, joined the quantum computing startup ecosystem with the mission of creating a multilayer full-stack architecture for quantum computing. In this Catalyst Conversation, we hear from Gokhalean about quantum startups and more.

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Quantum Semiconductors Developed by Pritzker Researchers

October 28, 2020

A recent PME study confirmed that silicon carbide is a viable material for constructing quantum nodes with a long memory capacity. The study may have implications for further quantum internet applications such as a Chicago quantum internet, currently under development by the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.

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Surprising Communication Between Atoms Could Improve Quantum Computing

University of Wisconsin-Madison News

October 23, 2020

Physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered novel ways to generate entangled particles. Their research shows that atoms can communicate at further distances than previously observed. Their discoveries, published in Physics Review A, could be applied to quantum computing and communication.

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Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows


September 29, 2020

Three Fermilab scientists, including several who are part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange community, were selected 2020 APS fellows, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers. Fellows include Anna Grassellino and Panagiotis Spentzouris.

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UChicago, Argonne scientists control single subatomic quantum memories in semiconductors

University of Chicago

September 22, 2020

In a new study, scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne demonstrated control of atomic quantum memories in silicon carbide, a common material found in electric cars and LED light bulbs. Then, they used this control to create an “entangled state,” representing a connection between the quantum memories and electrons trapped in the semiconductor material.

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New Design Principles for Spin-based Quantum Materials

Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering News

September 18, 2020

The Rondinelli Group at Northwestern University has studied design principles of energy-efficient materials to meet the growing demand for resource-intensive technology. These criteria for designing targeted quantum materials could support Internet of Things devices and other ecologically demanding technologies.

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Why The Quantum Internet Could Change Everything, with David Awschalom (Ep. 53)

University of Chicago Big Brains podcast

September 3, 2020
On the latest episode of Big Brains, David Awschalom discusses the importance and progress toward a quantum internet, new massive investments in quantum from the Department of Energy, and he’s hoping to lead the development of this new technology as Chicago emerges as a leading global hub for quantum research. 

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Prof. Fred Chong Named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

University of Chicago Computer Science Department

August 31, 2020

To continue guiding investments in quantum research, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created a new National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC). Among the 23 inaugural members of the committee is UChicago CS Professor Fred Chong, lead investigator of the Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing (EPIQC) collaboration.

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Argonne, Fermilab at Forefront of ‘Transformational’ Quantum Research


September 1, 2020

David Awschalom, Q-NEXT Director, Argonne Senior Scientist, UChicago professor and CQE Director and Anna Grasselino, SQMS center director, and senior scientist and deputy chief technology officer at Fermilab discuss the importance of quantum science, the new national centers awarded by DOE to Argonne and Fermilab and what these new opportunities mean for the Chicago region.

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White House OSTP and DOE Announce the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Department of Energy

August 28, 2020

On Aug. 28, 2020, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the U.S. Department of Energy announced the members of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, which will counsel the Administration on ways to ensure continued American leadership in quantum information science. CQE members and partners include: Fred Chong, UChicago; Joe Lykken, Fermilab; James Clarke, Intel; Chad Rigetti, Rigetti Computing; Mark B. Ritter, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; and Krysta M. Svore, Microsoft Research.

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