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.

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data.