The University of Chicago and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel will support collaborative research in quantum information sciences and artificial intelligence, in a partnership that also includes the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.
This expanded partnership builds on the existing Marshall and Arlene Bennett Family Research Program, which funds research between UChicago and the Weizmann Institute of Science in life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Led by UChicago’s Office of Science, Innovation, National Laboratories, and Global Initiatives, the partnership will prioritize new research that leverages AI for new discoveries in biology and materials science, and it will promote fundamental discoveries in quantum information sciences and engineering. The collaboration among institutions has the potential to build solutions that can scale globally to benefit humanity.
In a first step, the expanded partnership has awarded more than $1 million in research funding for three collaborative projects that advance the scientific domain and have significant impact in science and technology and travel grants for three additional research teams. Research topics for the funded projects include applications of artificial intelligence in medicine and materials science, as well as quantum information sciences with applications to communication networks.