The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 6 to open “The Quantum Garage,” a new flagship quantum research facility. The 6,000-sq.-ft. lab was imagined, designed and built by the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center to unite scientific communities, industries and start-ups nationally and internationally to advance quantum information science and technology.
Senior officials attending the event included DOE Undersecretary for Science and Innovation Geri Richmond, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Deputy Gov. Martin Torres, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, members of the Illinois state legislature, the consul generals of U.K. and Italy, as well as leaders from other federal agencies, including NASA, federal labs, academia and industry from across the U.S. and the world.
“The SQMS Quantum Garage will enable the scientific community, including start-ups, academia and industry to advance quantum technology and science, and break through the difficult technical barriers, with increased access to cutting-edge scientific tools and equipment,” said DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation Geri Richmond.
SQMS is one of the five Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers
A recording from today’s event is available at https://cms.illinois.gov/agency/media/video/videos.htm
The Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center at Fermilab is supported by the DOE Office of Science
To learn more about the event visit Fermilab News