(OSU.edu) The Ohio State University has joined the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology.
The exchange, based at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, announced the addition today of Ohio State and the Weizmann Institute of Science as partners, referring to both as world-leading research institutions at the forefront of quantum information science and engineering.
“Quantum information technology presents unique opportunities for students and researchers to engage in curiosity-driven and cutting-edge work that solves the problems people face in their everyday lives,” said Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson. “As a result of this partnership with CQE, Ohio State faculty and students will have the opportunity to learn alongside brilliant collaborators and make a real-world and far-reaching impact.”
Ohio State is the Chicago Quantum Exchange’s first regional partner, strengthening the organization’s connections throughout the Midwest and the nation. The lead member institution in the multi-institutional quantum education initiative QuSTEAM, the university is dedicated to preparing a quantum-ready workforce that can meet the existing and growing demand across the communications, optics, computing and materials industries.
The exchange is composed of a community of researchers aiming to accelerate discovery and innovation in quantum technology and develop new ways of understanding the laws of quantum mechanics, the theory that governs nature at its smallest scales. Anchored by the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CQE also includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University as well as a range of industry partners.