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
14 leading technology companies
2 quantum foundries
Areas advanced by Q-NEXT R&D
Materials and chemicals
Transportation and logistics
Sensing networks achieve greater precision through quantum entanglement: Researchers show how to create quantum-entangled networks of atomic clocks and accelerometers — and they demonstrate the setup’s superior, high-precision performance. Read More
With one of the largest fiber networks in the world, Q-NEXT partner AWS brings a global perspective to quantum technologies, and AWS’ Antia Lamas-Linares is tackling the engineering challenges in making quantum networks a reality. Read More
Scientists demonstrate a new method for stretching the length of time qubits can maintain information — by disrupting the symmetry of their environment. Read More
In the news
From Intel: Intel's James Clarke lays out Intel's path to building a full-stack commercial quantum system, including achievements and next steps. Read More
From Crain's Chicago Business: Pranav Gokhale, vice president of quantum software at ColdQuanta, makes Crain's Chicago Business's 40 Under 40 list, helpling build software that can be used to write quantum programs in any type of source language, which could speed up the development of … Read More
From the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center: Q-NEXT research lead Paul Kwiat has joined an initiative led by the National Research Institute of Korea in which researchers will construct a distributed quantum network connecting nodes separated by 20 kilometers. Read More