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Chicago Quantum Summit to gather international experts

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+  Top experts in quantum technology from around the globe will gather at the University of Chicago on Oct. 25 to discuss the future of quantum information science and strategies to build a quantum workforce.

“The summit provides an opportunity to build and strengthen collaborations that span beyond our national and academic boundaries,” said David Awschalom, the Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. “Through joint research projects with industry and national laboratories, we can leverage the unique capabilities of each organization to accelerate progress and push the boundaries of quantum science and engineering.”

+  The second annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, will engage scientific and government leaders and the industries that will drive the applications of emerging quantum information science. Speakers include technology leaders at IBM, Intel, Boeing, Applied Materials, Toshiba Research Europe, the University of Waterloo, the University of New South Wales in Australia and the Quantum Economic Development Consortium.

+  “Chicago plays a crucial role in our nation’s efforts to unlock the potential of quantum research,” said President Robert J. Zimmer. “By bringing together private and public universities, national laboratories, and companies, with local, state and federal support, we are working to create the nation’s leading center for research in quantum technology, and to train the quantum workforce of tomorrow.”

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