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The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, the school is located on a 217-acre (88-hectare) campus in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, near Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago holds top positions in various national and international rankings.

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UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

“Simple innovation expected to open multiple new avenues for quantum science If we can harness it, quantum technology promises fantastic new possibilities. But first, scientists need to coax quantum systems to stay yoked for longer than a few millionths of …

Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors

“Chameleons are famous for their color-changing abilities. Depending on their body temperature or mood, their nervous system directs skin tissue that contains nanocrystals to expand or contract, changing how the nanocrystals reflect light and turning the reptile’s skin a …

Scientists discover hidden symmetries, opening new avenues for material design

“UChicago scientists see opportunities for ‘metamaterials’ designed using dualities When you knock on a melon to see if it’s ripe, you are using sound waves to probe the structure of the material inside. Physicists at the University of Chicago …

EPiQC Researchers Simulate 61-Bit Quantum Computer With Data Compression

“When trying to debug quantum hardware and software by using a quantum simulator, every quantum bit (qubit) counts. Every simulated qubit closer to physical machine sizes halves the gap in compute power between the simulation and the physical hardware. However …

Building a Quantum Computer From Off-the-Shelf Parts

“University of Chicago researchers develop stable and possibly scalable qubits by creating defects in commercial silicon wafers A new technique for fabricating quantum bits in silicon carbide wafers could provide a scalable platform for future quantum computers. The quantum bits …

In surprise breakthrough, scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics

“UChicago team discovers innovative way to tune quantum signals After decades of miniaturization, the electronic components we’ve relied on for computers and modern technologies are now starting to reach fundamental limits. Faced with this challenge, engineers and scientists around …

Invention of teeny-tiny organic films could enable new electronics

“UChicago scientists’ breakthrough creates films just a few atoms thick The first cell phone, released in 1983, was the size of a brick and weighed two-and-a-half pounds. The newest Apple Watch, released this fall, weighs 1.1 ounces. These kind …

Scientists use atoms to simulate quantum physics in curved spacetimes

“UChicago team glimpses phenomena that underlie black holes, other extreme physics Black holes fascinate the public and scientists alike because they are where it all breaks down: matter, unlucky stars and space flotsam, and our understanding of physics. And while …

Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

“Experiment produces new material that can conduct electricity perfectly University of Chicago scientists are part of an international research team that has discovered superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity perfectly—at the highest temperatures ever recorded. Using advanced technology at …

Researchers Use Light to Create a One-way Street for Mechanical Energy

“Is it possible to create a “one-way street” for mechanical energy that only allows heat and sound to flow in one direction? In most standard set-ups, this is impossible: if acoustic energy can flow in one direction, then it can …