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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Abbamonte and Madhavan named EPiQS investigators

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 2, 2020

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, through its Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPiQS), has awarded substantial research funding to two experimental condensed matter physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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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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