KIST Signs MOU for Quantum Technology Research Cooperation with University of Chicago (March 2, 2023)
- Date : 2023-03-08
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KIST Signs MOU for Quantum Technology Research Cooperation with University of Chicago
On March 2nd, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST; President: Seok-Jin Yoon) signed a cooperative agreement with the University of Chicago (President: Paul Alivisatos) to pursue mutual research cooperation at its headquarters in Seoul.
Since launching the Chicago Quantum Exchange in 2017 together with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago has been leading efforts to develop next-generation quantum technologies, such as strengthening quantum research cooperation and building 124 miles of quantum networks near Chicago.
Through this MOU, the two organizations plan to promote research cooperation in various fields, beginning with joint research and human resource exchanges in quantum-related areas.
The President of KIST, Dr. Yoon, commented, "In the field of quantum technology, the creation of a global ecosystem is the most important aspect," adding, "We hope that this agreement serves as a stepping stone for Korea to achieve global results in the field of quantum technology."
Prior to this, KIST launched the Korea-US Center for Quantum Error Correction in Washington, D.C. together with the University of Chicago and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in September 2022, and also began collaborating with Xanadu, a world-class quantum computing hardware leader, in January of this year.