We bring together national experts and facilities to solve cutting-edge challenges in quantum information science
Q-NEXT focuses on quantum communication, to distribute information robustly over long distances; quantum sensors, enabling ultraprecise measurements in the physical and life sciences; quantum materials, for building groundbreaking technologies; and quantum simulators, supporting the development of quantum computers.
A vibrant quantum ecosystem
National labs, universities and technology companies are partners in Q-NEXT. These organizations bring together world-leading experts in multiple areas of research, top-tier facilities, and cutting-edge projects and collaborations to advance the state of the art in quantum information science and technology.
The Q-NEXT team will build two national quantum foundries, one at Argonne and the other at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. These foundries will serve as a quantum factory, producing a robust supply chain of high-quality, standardized materials and devices that will support quantum-enabled applications.
The next-generation workforce
Q-NEXT is working to develop our nation’s future quantum workforce through innovative cooperative training programs with industry, quantum-focused institutional degree programs at the center’s university partners, and re-training certificate programs to build foundational skills for quantum careers.
Q-NEXT by the numbers
3 national labs
12 leading technology companies
2 quantum foundries
Areas advanced by Q-NEXT research
Materials and chemicals
Transportation and logistics
Partnership with the world’s leading chip manufacturer accelerates the development of quantum devices. Read More
A new, elegant equation allows scientists to easily compute the quantum information lifetime of 12,000 different materials. Read More
The MIT team brings world-leading molecular chemistry research to the Q-NEXT quantum materials development effort. Read More
In the news
Q-NEXT partner ColdQuanta has acquired Super.tech, a University of Chicago quantum software spinout and Q-NEXT affiliate. ColdQuanta is establishing a Chicago-based office that will draw on the talent and innovation from the University and the city’s robust startup ecosystem. Super.tech’s full team will remain on … Read More
ColdQuanta acquires Super.tech and announces the commercial availability of Hilbert, the world’s first cold atom quantum computer
Q-NEXT partner ColdQuanta, a global quantum ecosystem leader, has acquired Chicago-based Super.tech, a world leader in quantum software application and platform development and Q-NEXT affiliate … Read More
Q-NEXT collaborators Liang Jiang and Paul Kwiat are tackling obstacles central to the implementation of large-scale quantum networks by ground and by air. Read More