2018 Chicago Quantum Summit draws experts from industry, government, and academia

With the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Chicago has emerged as a center for cutting-edge quantum research. These institutions, along with new core partner University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, make up the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE). The CQE, based in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago (PME), brought together leaders from academia, industry, and government on November 8-9 to discuss the power of quantum technology at the Chicago Quantum Summit.

Notable speakers at the event included Dario Gil, chief operating officer of AI and IBM Q at IBM Research; Hartmut Neven, director of engineering for AI and quantum at Google; Jeff Henshaw, group program manager for Microsoft’s Quantum Architecture and Computation Group; Steve Binkley, deputy director for science programs in the Office of Science at the US Department of Energy; and France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation.

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