UChicago, IIT Bombay form new science and technology partnership

today, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and the University of Chicago announced a new science and technology partnership that will foster collaboration in areas such as quantum information science, climate and energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science. IIT Bombay has also joined the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE)headquartered at the University of Chicago, as an international partner.

CQE notification was highlighted during a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India. UChicago’s new partnership with IIT Bombay reaffirms the goals US-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) to promote and expand strategic partnerships between the governments, business enterprises and academic institutions of the two countries.

“Doing field-defining research at the frontiers of knowledge requires global partnerships.” For the University of Chicago, this agreement with IIT Bombay is important not only for our collaborative efforts to achieve new and emerging technologies, but also for developing future talent in these fields,” said Liew Family Professor Juan de Pablo. Chair in Molecular Engineering and Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, National Laboratories and Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago.

IIT Bombay has joined CQE as one of the five international partners. CQE, an intellectual center for the advancement of quantum information science and engineering, is located at UChicago and is supported by Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Northwestern University. .

News of the IIT Bombay partnership follows UChicago’s recent quantum announcements in Japan –the first G7 on the partnership between UChicago, the University of Tokyo, IBM and Google to build the world’s first quantum supercomputer; and the second with Tohoku University to accelerate quantum research. IIT Bombay claims Center for Quantum Information Computing Science and Technology (QuICST).one of the leading quantum research centers in India.

“Strong global partnerships provide knowledge and resources to drive innovation and are essential to building a robust quantum ecosystem.” We are very pleased to have such a significant collaboration with IIT Bombay,” said David Awschalom, Liw Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, Argonne Senior Scientist and Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

In addition to quantum, UChicago and IIT Bombay will collaborate and conduct joint research in areas such as climate, energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science. In these areas, there will be a lot of joint research, joint conferences, information exchange, and visits by teachers and researchers.

For UChicago scholars visiting India in 2014 the opening of the University Center in Delhi will be the source of this and similar collaborations.

“Our goal at the University of Chicago is to strengthen our collaboration with our Indian counterparts in the fields of science, technology and engineering, where the US and India are increasingly combining research and development.” This partnership with IIT Bombay is a great opportunity to build joint scientific knowledge between the US and India,” said Supratik Guha, faculty director of the Delhi Center, professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, and senior advisor for physical and engineering sciences at Argonne National Laboratory. directorate.

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