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; quantum materials for building groundbreaking technologies; and quantum simulators to support 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 is building 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
13 leading technology companies
2 quantum foundries
Areas advanced by Q-NEXT R&D
Materials and chemicals
Transportation and logistics
A Q-NEXT collaborator at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Bo Peng is pioneering new ways to beat down the noise in quantum computers. Read More
Researchers have created extremely thin membranes of pure diamond in which carbon atoms are replaced nitrogen. These defects connect to neighboring atomic vacancies,creating unusual quantum systems for storing and processing quantum information. Read More
For quantum computers to become an everyday reality, there is a long way to go and many challenging tests to pass. One of the tests involves using quantum computers to simulate the properties of materials for next-generation quantum technologies. In research supported by Q-NEXT, scientists … Read More
In the news
From quantum.gov: The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, signed into law on Aug. 9, authorizes new investments in core quantum research programs that will encourage transformative and fundamental scientific discoveries. Read More
From MIT News: Q-NEXT collaborator Danna Friedman of MIT embraces the most challenging moments of her work to design molecules for quantum information science. Read More
From the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Nadya Mason, who has been at Illinois since 2005, is an experimental physicist who works at the intersection of complex materials, superconductivity, and nanotechnology. Read More