The rising leaders of the quantum prairie

Learn why startup founders, researchers, and students are calling the Midwest region ‘the premier hub for quantum’ and how their investments are strengthening the ecosystem.

From Physics World, April 13, 2023: In recognition of World Quantum Day today, Physics World speaks with Fermilab’s Anna Grassellino, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center. In this podcast, Grassellino explains how SQMS brings together people with a broad range of expertise to create new quantum technologies and how quantum sensors can be used to look for physics beyond the Standard Model.

From Whitehouse.gov, Dec. 5, 2022: Last week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted the thirteen National Quantum Initiative and National Defense Authorization Act research centers to discuss the most pressing scientific and workforce challenges affecting quantum information science and the impacts and benefits of the field to society. Fermilab’s Sam Posen and Jens Koch attended the summit to present SQMS’s mission, major scientific impacts, as well their approaches to building multi-disciplinary research teams, engagement with industry, and education and outreach.