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A new joint task force initiative between the University of Chicago, Argonne and Fermilab will provide seed funding for collaborative projects in AI and quantum information science. The new grants programs will offer a total of $400K funding for projects that advance scientific discovery and insights in these two fields. The grants programs are part of a larger Joint Task Force Initiative, organized by the University of Chicago’s Office of Research and National Laboratories, which aims to encourage new interactions…

The upcoming Short-Baseline Near Detector at Fermilab continues scientists’ search for evidence of a hypothetical particle, the sterile neutrino. Collaborators around the world are participating in the detector’s construction. Its first critical components recently arrived from partner institutions. When complete, SBND will be the third and final detector in Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program.

On Nov. 8, join Hartmut Neven, founder and manager of Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence lab, and David Awschalom, head of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, to hear more about the progress and promise of quantum technology, and the role that Chicago can play in ensuring the U.S. leadership in this critical area of research. Quantum Engineering: The Next Technological Space Race Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 | 6-7 p.m. The Standard Club 320 S. Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604 Registration Required Quantum…