May 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

ANL Director’s Special Colloquium Celebrating Argonne’s 75th Anniversary:
How quantum computing, communication and sensing will change the world. 

The Quantum Revolution
May 5, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Register to Attend : Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. CDT Survey (surveymonkey.com)  

Quantum phenomena such as entanglement, superposition and interference, are now being harnessed by researchers to develop radically new methods of computing, communication and measurement. Over the next few decades, these applications could transform the way we live and work, from deploying unhackable communication networks to opening up new realms of scientific inquiry with arrays of ultraprecise clocks. This event celebrating Argonne’s 75th anniversary will explore the role of quantum science and technology in shaping our future.

Program Keynote

From the lab to the world: The emergence of quantum computing, how it would change the landscape of computation, and what’s coming next
  • Dario Gil
    Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research

Panel Discussion
Prospects for a quantum future

  • David Awschalom, Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory; Liew Family Professor in Spintronics and Quantum Information, University of Chicago, and Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange and Q-NEXT


  • Stephanie Wehner, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in Quantum Information, Delft University of Technology and Research Lead of the Quantum Internet Division, QuTech
  • Birgitta Whaley, Professor of Chemical Physics and Director, Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jun Ye, Fellow, JILA; Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics, University of Colorado