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
13 leading technology companies
2 quantum foundries
Areas advanced by Q-NEXT research
Materials and chemicals
Transportation and logistics
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
Global quantum-technology company and Chicago quantum startup embedded at Argonne's Chain Reaction Innovations come together to advance quantum science and engineering … Read More
Amazon Web Services has become a member of Q-NEXT. With AWS as a member, Q-NEXT now comprises 13 companies, 10 universities and three DOE national laboratories. AWS will contribute fundamental research to the Q-NEXT community to advance the use of quantum technologies. Read More
In the news
Q-NEXT collaborator Mark Saffman is the Johannes Rydberg professor of physics and director of the Wisconsin Quantum Institute. The WARF professorships come with $100,000 and honor faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as … Read More
Q-NEXT collaborator Peter Maurer at the University of Chicago creates next-generation quantum sensors that will unlock new doors in biological and medical research. Built from diamonds and powered by quantum physics, Maurer’s nanosensors will be able to measure magnetic and electric fields, time, temperature, and … Read More
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