University of Chicago

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program at the University of Chicago invites applications from Fermilab-based researchers seeking seed-funding support for new and developing projects undertaken collaboratively with research teams in France (up to $20,000 available in 2021). Application deadline: Dec. 14 For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions: Daniel Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu)  

An important part of the new vision for IARC at Fermilab is increasing regional engagement – capturing activities that bring regional institutions together to exchange information and resources and increase our collective impact. As an early step toward this new vision, Fermilab, along with University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, hosted an online workshop on Nov. 9 focusing on strategic opportunities to collaborate on artificial intelligence research: “Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development.”

From the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Oct. 29, 2020: Quantum technology experts from around the country will convene virtually from Nov. 11-13 to forge new partnerships amid an exciting year for quantum research. The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit will feature Anna Grassellino, director of the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center at Fermilab.

The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit takes place from Nov. 11-13. Register now to attend. Featured speakers include SQMS Center Director and Fermilab Deputy Chief Technology Officer Anna Grassellino as well as  directors of the National Quantum Information Science Research Centers and of the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes. The summit features a public talk by Scott Aaronson, founding director of the Quantum Information Center at The University of Texas at Austin. https://quantumsummit.here.live/ The summit, hosted virtually by the University…

From University of Chicago, Sept. 24, 2020: In his new role, de Pablo — currently the Vice President for National Laboratories — will help drive and support the university’s science, technology and innovation efforts, along with their connection to policy and industry. He will also help shape emerging strategic scientific and technological initiatives and provide oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

From University of Chicago, Aug. 26, 2020: The Department of Energy is establishing five new National Quantum Information Science Research Centers, including a center led by Argonne and a center led by Fermilab, which are each projected to receive $115 million in funding over the next five years. The Fermilab-led center, called the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, aims to build and deploy a beyond-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies. The center also will develop new quantum sensors, which could lead to the discovery of the nature of dark matter and other elusive subatomic particles.

Create Impact With Your Cutting Edge Technology. Introducing: Accelerated I-Corps Program for Data Science The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to introduce a new, accelerated version of the I-Corps program, designed for data scientists. The Accelerated I-Corps Program will span four weeks and provide teams with a $500 grant to support their customer discovery efforts. The program uses experiential education to help data scientists/researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business, and/or industry requirements and challenges. Participating data…