Quantum Information Science Career Fair – Sept. 14

The Quantum Information Science Career Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National QIS Research Centers, aims to make undergraduate, graduate and postdoc communities aware of the wide range of QIS careers that they can pursue.

Participants will hear from experts in their field, get their questions answered, build their professional networks, and meet potential employers. The event will showcase opportunities available within the centers, national labs, academia and industry.

Registration deadline is Sept. 12.

Learn more and register.

Third Workshop for Quantum Repeaters and Networks – Aug. 19-21

Q-NEXT and the Chicago Quantum Exchange are locally co-organizing the Third Workshop for Quantum Repeaters and Networks in Chicago, Aug. 19-21.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the progress, challenges, and new possible directions for quantum repeaters and networks.

We invite researchers working on key enabling technologies and system integration, protocols for connecting repeaters across network links with high fidelity, architectures for large-scale networks, and applications of distributed quantum entanglement to participate.

Learn more.

Meet a PI with Laura Gagliardi – June 28

Laura Gagliardi

Q-NEXT students and postdocs have an opportunity to meet Q-NEXT scientist Laura Gagliardi of the University of Chicago on Tuesday, June 28, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. ET / 10:30-11:45 a.m. PT. Meet a PI events are opportunities for students and postdocs to informally chat with scientists throughout Q-NEXT.

This event is open only to Q-NEXT collaborators.

Meet a PI with Supratik Guha – May 17

Supratik Guha

Q-NEXT students and postdocs have an opportunity to meet Q-NEXT CTO Supratik Guha Tuesday, May 17, from 12-1:15 p.m. ET / 9-10:15 a.m. PT. Meet a PI events are opportunities for students and postdocs to informally chat with scientists throughout Q-NEXT.

This event is open only to Q-NEXT collaborators.

Meet a PI with JoAnne Hewett – April 13

Joanne Hewett
JoAnne Hewett

Q-NEXT students and postdocs have an opportunity to meet Q-NEXT Deputy Director JoAnne Hewett on Wednesday, April 13, from 2-3:15 p.m. ET / 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PT. Meet a PI events are opportunities for students and postdocs to informally chat with scientists throughout Q-NEXT.

This event is open only to Q-NEXT collaborators.

Science seminar – Quantum circuits for quantum time dynamics – April 4

Polynomial Depth Quantum Circuits for Time Evolution of Heisenberg Models Using the Yang-Baxter Equation
Monday, April 4, 1-2 p.m. CT

Sahil Gulania, Argonne National Laboratory
Bo Peng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Yuri Alexeev, Argonne National Laboratory

Virtual seminar
Email Susan Gregurich for Zoom information.

Quantum time dynamics (QTD) is considered a promising problem to solve on near-term quantum computers. However, quantum circuits for QTD grow with increasing time simulation. This study focuses on simulating the time dynamics of 1-D integrable spin chains with nearest-neighbor interactions. We show how the Yang-Baxter equation can be exploited to compress a quantum circuit. With this compression scheme, the depth of the quantum circuit becomes independent of step size and depends only on the number of spins. The compressed circuit scales quadratically with system size, which allows for the simulations of time dynamics of very large 1-D spin chains. In addition, each time step of the simulation can run independently in parallel. We show the implementation of this scheme on an IBM quantum device and demonstrate the impact of our compression scheme on the fidelity of calculations.

See S. Gulania, B. Peng, Y. Alexeev, N. Govind. Quantum time dynamics of 1D-Heisenberg models employing the Yang-Baxter equation for circuit compression.

Meet a PI with David Awschalom – March 22

David Awschalom

Q-NEXT students and postdocs have an opportunity to meet scientists throughout Q-NEXT in this series of informal get-togethers with PIs. Q-NEXT Director David Awschalom kicks off the series on Tuesday, March 22, from 1-2:15 p.m. ET / 10-11:15 a.m. PT.

This event is open only to Q-NEXT collaborators.

Workshop on DOE User Facilities for Quantum Information Science – Jan. 12-13, 2022

We look forward to seeing you at the first U.S. Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Center workshop on national laboratory user facilities. The workshop takes place for half-days on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12 and 13, 2022.

The workshop will be virtual.

View workshop agenda and details. Attendance is open only to DOE National QIS Research Center collaborators.

Twitter chat about the quantum internet

Thursday, Aug. 26, is Q-NEXT’s first anniversary! On Aug. 26, 12 p.m. Central time, Argonne National Laboratory’s Twitter account will host a Twitter chat featuring Q-NEXT scientists discussing the quantum internet. Visit Argonne’s Twitter channel at that time to join the chat.

Summer Workshop Series 2021

Q-NEXT, the Chicago Quantum Exchange, and NSF QLCI Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks community members and partners are invited to join a virtual summer workshop series on different perspectives in quantum technology commercialization and career pathways.

Thursday, July 8, 12-1 p.m. CDT: Introduction to Technology Commercialization

Universities and national labs are all involved in research to advance the frontiers of science and technology. Our July 8 event focuses on providing an understanding of how quantum scientists and engineers, particularly those who are starting their careers in science, can have broader impact with their research and build towards a future career while performing research as a trainee.

Speakers include:

Eric Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Arjan Quist & Lisa Dhar, Northwestern University
Svetlana Sowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phil Smith, Argonne National Laboratory
Aaron Sauers, Fermilab
Stephanie Whitehorse and Emily Bauer (UW-Madison)

Thursday, July 22, 12-1 p.m. CDT: Perspectives on Quantum Technology Commercialization

Our July 22 event focuses on perspectives on the commercialization of quantum technologies. The event will feature speakers from a diverse set of leading quantum technology companies, including small and large businesses; companies founded on university or licensed IP; and established companies that have built a leadership position in quantum information science and technology, including through partnerships for developing technologies originating from research labs. At the event, participants will have a chance to hear about their experiences building quantum information science businesses, how academic research can contribute to technology products, and how to leverage research experience to develop skills and assets.

Speakers include:

Ben Bloom, Atom Computing
Sadik Hafizovic, Zurich Instruments
Chris Haimberger, Toptica
Liz Ruetsch, Keysight
Zongfu Yu, FlexCompute

Thursday, August 19, 12-1 p.m. CDT: Career Pathways for Quantum Scientists

Individuals with a background in quantum information science and aligned areas enjoy a wide range of career pathways. This event will provide participants with a view into careers at institutions such as national labs and non-graduate degree granting colleges and in fields such as policy and finance. A one-hour panel discussion will be followed by a 30-minute mixer in

Tentative panel members include:

Asha Balakrishnan, STPI
David Dorsey, 11.2 Capital
Josh Goldman, KoBold
Shelby Kimmel, Middlebury College
Laura Sinclair, National Institute of Standards and Technology