State of Illinois Funds Quantum Physics Facility at UofIl Urbana-Champaign
(ChicagoBusiness.com) New funding from the state of Illinois will be used to create a state-of-the-art quantum physics facility at U of I at Urbana-Champaign in hopes of bringing some of the best minds in the world to Illinois.
University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, Argonne National Laboratory Director Paul Kearns and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Provost Andreas Cangellaris touted new state government funding for a program that could be “even bigger than supercomputing” (Zimmer) and a “paradigm shift” in technology (Cangellaris).
While University of Illinois may be better known for its supercomputing and internet breakthroughs, which led to pretty much everything digital that we take for granted today, the institution has been studying quantum physics since the early 1950s. It joined the Chicago Quantum Exchange at the University of Chicago in 2017.