When many quantum particles interact they can produce unexpected properties that are extremely difficult to predict despite complete knowledge of the underlying interactions. Such “emergent” properties are at the research forefront of modern physical sciences. At IQM, we aim to develop new materials with properties dominated by collective, emergent quantum effects. Examples of the unfamiliar materials properties we seek to understand and control are correlated superconductivity resulting from exchange of magnetic fluctuations and incipient quantum magnetism that responds in unexpected ways to external stimuli. Such materials challenge and advance our understanding of condensed matter and may find applications in energy and information technologies. The Institute brings together key expertise in materials synthesis, advanced spectroscopy, and theoretical analysis to accomplish these goals.