A Transformative Step Forward in Research

Quantum technologies are rapidly emerging. Soon they will be critical to fundamental research in areas spanning physics, chemistry, materials, biology and medical sciences.

The Center for Quantum Leaps (CQL), is creating a field-changing program of research within Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.  In collaboration with the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, our work will harness new quantum and advanced technologies to develop and customize breakthroughs in key areas. 

Given WashU’s strengths in biology, and the biomedical and life sciences, including plant science, we are uniquely poised to foster new collaborations across three schools. These efforts will advance their respective research programs and bolster transformational technologies in the coming decades.

Henriksen, Murch selected as 2022 Moore Experimental Physics Investigators

Henriksen, Murch selected as 2022 Moore Experimental Physics Investigators

Each will receive $1.25 million for quantum physics experiments

How a WashU physicist paved the way for quantum mechanics 100 years ago

How a WashU physicist paved the way for quantum mechanics 100 years ago

A Signature Initiative

The Center for Quantum Leaps is a signature initiative of the Arts & Sciences strategic plan.

Learn More About the Plan