Welcome to the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre
Shared by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre provides our researchers with the tools and opportunities they need to unlock the amazing power of quantum information science and the boundless potential of nanotechnology.
The groundbreaking discoveries that happen here will continue Waterloo’s long tradition of research excellence, innovation and collaboration through the 21st century.
I warmly invite you to explore this architectural and scientific marvel for yourself.
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Waterloo
About the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre
The science of the incredibly small — atoms, electrons, photons and other inhabitants of the nano-scale world — is taking a giant leap with the opening of the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre.
Shared by the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and the Nanotechnology Engineering program, this state-of-the-art facility is built to the most stringent scientific controls against vibration, temperature fluctuations, electromagnetic radiation and more, enabling research and discovery at the forefront of science.
An architectural marvel at the heart of the University of Waterloo campus, the building is creatively designed to spark conversation and collaboration between researchers from across disciplines, and attract the world's top scientific minds to Waterloo.
Research at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre will lead to transformative technologies, such as ultra-powerful quantum computers, innovative quantum devices and nanotechnologies with applications that will benefit society in countless ways.