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Quantum Information Science

QIS Partnerships

David Awschalom discusses quantum research with postdoctoral researcher Sam Bayliss (left) PhD student Alexandre Bourassa (right).


Led by Argonne National Laboratory, Q-NEXT is a collaboration involving the world’s leading minds from the national laboratories, universities and the private sector, working to advance the state-of-the-art in quantum information science (QIS) and technology and ensure U.S. leadership in this economically crucial arena.

Along with world-leading experts, top-tier facilities and cutting-edge projects, partner institutions bring decades of broad, complementary expertise in areas of QIS that have applications in computing, communications and sensing. This expertise includes quantum information theory, high-performance computation, quantum networks, quantum experimental science, advanced computing and high energy physics.

Chicago Quantum Exchange

Argonne is one of the founding members of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), located at the University of Chicago, along with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The CQE is an intellectual hub for multi-sector quantum information science and engineering initiatives.

The mission of the CQE is to accelerate discovery and innovation in the rapidly developing areas of quantum technology, and to attract talent, funding, and industry to the Chicago area to become the source for tomorrow’s leading quantum engineers. Members of CQE are focused on developing new ways of understanding and exploiting the laws of quantum mechanics, the fundamental yet counterintuitive theory that governs nature at its most fundamental level.


Argonne is part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s IBM Q Hub. The IBM Q Network is the world’s first community of Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions, and research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications for business and science.

As part of the Hub, Argonne scientists will develop quantum algorithms to tackle challenges in chemistry and physics, simulate quantum network architectures, and develop hybrid quantum-classical architectures techniques which that combine the power of quantum processors with Argonne’s world-class supercomputing resources.