From the University of Chicago News, Sept. 2, 2021: The National Science Foundation is funding a new quantum institute at the University of Chicago that will collaborate with other Chicago-based quantum research and industry partners like Fermilab. The new institute will aim to harness the sensitivities of quantum systems and use those to advance quantum studies in biology.
Fermilab plays a key role in the Quantum Science Center, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The center unites Oak Ridge’s powerhouse capabilities in supercomputing and materials science with Fermilab’s world-class high-energy physics instrumentation and measurement expertise and facilities. Drawing on their experience building and operating experiments in cosmology and particle physics and in quantum information science, the Fermilab team is engaging in QSC efforts to develop novel, advanced quantum technologies.