quantum science

Quantum leap

Alex Romanenko prepares to supercool superconducting accelerator cavities, the silver-colored objects, to convert it into a quantum device. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Fermilab scientists are adapting the lab’s cutting-edge accelerator technology for qubits and quantum sensors.

From Crain’s Chicago Business, Sept. 20, 2018: University of Chicago Professor David Awschalom says that accelerating quantum research is critical for Chicago, which is uniquely positioned to help lead the nation, thanks to its University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. The decisions the U.S. makes now will determine the role it plays in a technology that could deliver a generational leap forward if we are bold enough to seize the opportunity.

From University of Chicago, May 8, 2018: A number of breakthroughs have made it possible for scientists to encode and manipulate information in quantum systems. Scientists at UChicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering,which formed a hub with Fermilab and Argonne called the Chicago Quantum Exchange, are fleshing out the fundamental rules of controlling such systems.