(UChicago.edu) Northwestern University has jointed the Chicago Quantum Exchange its newest member. Northwestern joins forces with the University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in enhancing a national leading collaboration in the rapidly emerging field of quantum information.
The new partnership comes as Northwestern consolidates its strengths in quantum information science, a field that promises to transform communications, security, metrology, sensing, and computing. Northwestern’s new initiative, INQUIRE, brings together dozens of researchers in its leading programs, including chemistry, materials science & engineering, physics, and electrical & computer engineering to work on developing materials and methods that can propel the future of quantum science.