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
The quantum squeezing technique brings greater precision to time keeping and astronomy. Read More
Participants will have the chance to build their professional networks, meet one-on-one with potential employers, and hear from experts in the field on Sept. 13. Read More
Jason Orcutt of IBM provides an industry perspective on quantum simulation research at Q-NEXT and works to connect quantum information systems around the globe. Read More
In the news
From Stanford University: Jelena Vuckovic and Jennifer Dionne are featured for their work on photonics research. Read More
From the University of Chicago: The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the University of Chicago announced on Sept. 8 a science and technology partnership to promote cooperation in fields such as quantum information science, climate and energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science. Read More
From Inside Quantum Technology: Laura Gagliardi of the University of Chicago and her research team perform quantum chemistry simulations to study renewable energies and predicts chemical systems as potential qubits for the next generation of quantum computers. Gagliardi is also deeply committed to fostering inclusivity… Read More