Established in 2020, Q-NEXT brings together roughly 100 experts from three national laboratories, 10 universities and 12 technology companies. Q-NEXT is led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
Q-NEXT member organizations are innovators in many areas of quantum information science, including quantum information theory, high-performance computation, quantum experimental science, basic discovery science, advanced computing, and high-energy physics.
These partnerships bring together not only world-leading experts in their fields, but also facilities and infrastructure to advance the frontiers of quantum information science and engineering.
Q-NEXT’s mission is to develop the science and technology for controlling and distributing quantum information, enabling pivotal discoveries and U.S. competitiveness in quantum science and engineering.
Q-NEXT partners accomplish this by:
- Advancing research in quantum communication, materials, sensing and simulation.
- Creating and strengthening connections between science organizations and industry to build a national quantum ecosystem.
- Launching foundries dedicated to the development of quantum materials and technologies.
- Leveraging world-class science facilities, including supercomputers, light sources, and materials fabrication labs at the national laboratories, to accelerate QIS research.
- Building the quantum workforce.