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  • Energy leading way to tomorrow's quantum internet

    Imagine a completely secure network, one that cannot be cracked no matter how sophisticated the cyber assailant or how determined the hack. Further, imagine that the network connects computers that can solve challenges of incredible complexity – problems that are literally beyond the reach of today’s fastest systems– and joins together devices in a quantum internet-of-things, opening up whole new areas of scientific research. Read More

  • Creating the heart of a quantum computer: Developing qubits

    A computer is suspended from the ceiling. Delicate lines and loops of silvery wires and tubes connect gold-colored platforms. It seems to belong in a science-fiction movie, perhaps a steam-punk cousin of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But as the makers of that 1968 movie imagined computers the size of a spaceship, this technology would have never crossed their minds – a quantum computer. Read More

  • Building the quantum workforce

    Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab are part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), an intellectual hub for research and development of quantum technology. The Exchange’s faculty has a new project up their sleeves – teaching students in the University of Chicago’s new certificate program for STEM professionals to learn about quantum technologies. Read More

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  • 'Get entangled' with Eric Chitambar

    At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, theorist Eric Chitambar studies quantum communication. He is passionate about teaching and appreciates the strong collaborative spirit at UIUC, where his experimentalist colleagues help realize his group's ideas on hardware. Read More

  • Stanford scientists bring crystal clarity to diamond’s quantum signals

    In work supported by the Q-NEXT quantum center, a Stanford University group digs into diamond to find the source of its apparently temperamental nature when it comes to emitting quantum signals, widening a path for building quantum networks and sensors. Read More

  • Quantum-themed LabEscape escape room a hit at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

    The Q-NEXT quantum center brings the world’s only science-themed escape room to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, exposing hundreds of entertainment aficionados to the joys of science through puzzlement and play. Read More

  • UW–Madison scientists develop most sensitive way to observe single molecules

    From the University of Wisconsin–Madison: A research team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison led by Q-NEXT collaborator Randall Goldsmith has developed the most sensitive method yet for detecting and profiling a single molecule — unlocking a new tool that holds potential for better understanding how… Read More

  • Design rules and synthesis of quantum memory candidates

    From the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Researchers use density functional theory calculations to identify possible europium compounds to serve as a new quantum memory platform. They also synthesize one of the predicted compounds, a brand new, air-stable material that is a strong candidate for use… Read More