We bring together national experts and facilities to solve cutting-edge challenges in quantum information science
Q-NEXT: Next-Generation Quantum Science and Engineering
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.
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.
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.
3 national labs
14 leading technology companies
2 quantum foundries
Materials and chemicals
Transportation and logistics
Former Marine Corps electronics technician Edward Schmitt keeps the Argonne Quantum Foundry running while advocating for veterans. Read More
A team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago and other institutions shows how incorporating quantum computing into the classical machine-learning process can potentially help make machine learning more sustainable and efficient. Read More
Q-NEXT collaborator and UChicago grad student Chloe Washabaugh creates high-performance qubits from designer molecules. Not only is she expanding the applications of quantum devices, but she’s also working to attract a diverse audience to quantum. Read More
From Quantum Insider: Infleqtion shares a broad business update, including the first look at its new 5-year quantum computing roadmap. The roadmap's centerpiece is Sqorpius, the next phase of Infleqtion’s quantum computing program. Read More
From the National Science Foundation: NSF’S Quantum Leap Challenge Institute Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Q-NEXT partner, has created a working demonstration that brings entanglement between photons to a public setting for the first time. Read More
From the University of Chicago: University of Chicago’s Liang Jiang, Argonne’s Yuri Alexeev and team demonstrate how incorporating quantum computing into the classical machine learning process has the potential to bring greater sustainability and efficiency to machine learning. Read More