Using quantum data to create an unhackable Internet: ‘We’re getting close,’ University of Chicago expert leading project says
From the Chicago Sun-Times: University of Chicago scientists are working on creating what once might have seemed like science fiction: an unhackable internet. The Chicago quantum network project involves a test bed of 124 miles of underground fiber-optic cable that links the university with Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont and Fermilab in Batavia. Read More
Chicago scientists are testing an unhackable quantum internet in their basement closet
From The Washington Post: A 124-mile fiber-optic network runs from the University of Chicago on Chicago’s South Side to two federally funded labs in the western suburbs that are collaborating on the research — Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The team behind the network is using photons to dispatch encryption keys through the network, to see how well they travel through fibers that pass under highways, bridges and toll booths. Read More
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HRL Laboratories silicon encoded spin qubits achieve universality
From HRL Laboratories: HRL Laboratories, LLC, has published the first demonstration of universal control of encoded spin qubits. This newly emerging approach to quantum computation uses a novel silicon-based qubit device architecture to trap single electrons in quantum dots. Read More
Exploring the real science behind 'Ant Man'
From Fox 32 Chicago: David Awschalom walks through the real science behind “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” in this 4-minute segment. Read More
Who cares about quantum?
From Direct Current: "Quantum" is everywhere these days — in the news, on TV, in the titles of blockbuster action films — but what even is it? Why is it important to understand it? Who cares about quantum? The Department of Energy gets philosophical with … Read More
Women in STEM: in conversation with Assistant Professor Jennifer Choy
From AZoQuantum: AZoQuantum spoke with Q-NEXT collaborator Jennifer Choy, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about the field of quantum physics and her impressive research career in this sector. Read More
Researchers take a step toward novel quantum simulators
From SLAC News: Researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, including Q-NEXT's David Goldhaber-Gordon, take a step toward novel quantum simulator that could help answer questions about certain kinds of superconductors and other unusual states of matter. Read More