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  • U.S. government says it’s building a ‘virtually unhackable’ quantum internet

    The internet, that global interconnection of networks, routers and protocols flinging data around the planet, has touched almost every aspect of our lives. It is, arguably, the greatest invention of the 20th century. Unfortunately, it's also a flawed one. Read More

  • Pritzker, Lightfoot join Argonne Labs, University of Chicago to present ‘blueprint’ plans for quantum internet

    Unveiling a breakthrough in computing and internet technology, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Illinois U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Argonne Laboratories to rollout out plans for a quantum internet using quantum technology. Read More

  • The quantum internet of the future is here

    ​Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced America’s Blueprint for the Quantum Internet. When developed with DOE’s National Labs and private sector partners, the Quantum Internet will offer a world of new possibilities and opportunities. Read More

  • In push for better cybersecurity, U.S. Energy Department outlines a national quantum internet

    A group led by the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago plans to develop a nationwide quantum internet that could be functional in about a decade and with the potential to securely transmit sensitive information related to national security and financial services. Read More

  • Argonne National Lab testing quantum internet

    In a major step forward for quantum technology, the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago recently announced they had completed successful tests on what they call a “quantum loop,” which serves as a precursor for what may one day be a national quantum internet. Read More

  • Scientists take important step in developing national quantum internet

    Real-world experiment in Chicago suburbs achieves quantum entanglement across 52-mile fiber network. Read More

  • Argonne Quantum Loop – an important step in developing national quantum internet

    Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago entangled photons across a 52-mile network in the Chicago suburbs, an important step in developing a national quantum internet. Read More

  • Energy leading way to tomorrow's quantum internet

    Imagine a completely secure network, one that cannot be cracked no matter how sophisticated the cyber assailant or how determined the hack. Further, imagine that the network connects computers that can solve challenges of incredible complexity – problems that are literally beyond the reach of today’s fastest systems– and joins together devices in a quantum internet-of-things, opening up whole new areas of scientific research. Read More

  • Creating the heart of a quantum computer: Developing qubits

    A computer is suspended from the ceiling. Delicate lines and loops of silvery wires and tubes connect gold-colored platforms. It seems to belong in a science-fiction movie, perhaps a steam-punk cousin of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But as the makers of that 1968 movie imagined computers the size of a spaceship, this technology would have never crossed their minds – a quantum computer. Read More

  • Building the quantum workforce

    Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab are part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), an intellectual hub for research and development of quantum technology. The Exchange’s faculty has a new project up their sleeves – teaching students in the University of Chicago’s new certificate program for STEM professionals to learn about quantum technologies. Read More

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