Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing


In an exhilarating convergence of education and quantum information, Quantum for Educators unfolded its 9th annual class from December 1 to 3, 2023. Hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, this professional development workshop left an indelible mark on secondary school science teachers passionate about bringing the marvels of quantum information science and technology into their classrooms.

En francais

Sometimes, new scientific discoveries can be made from looking at well-known methods or experimental techniques in new ways. This is the basis for new research from Dr. Alan Jamison, a faculty member at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, and his collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

En francais

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Jennewein on his appointment to the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Program, which he will hold at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia.


Thursday, December 14, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Testing quantum satisfiability

CS/MATH Seminar - Dominic Verdon (University of Bristol)

University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo ON QNC 1501 + ZOOM

The quantum Boolean satisfiability problem, quantum k-SAT for short, is the quantum analogue of the classical Boolean satisfiability problem. It is QMA_1-complete for k >2, and therefore appears very difficult to solve in general. In this talk I will discuss a property testing approach to quantum k-SAT which, given the promise that an instance of the problem is either (i) satisfiable or (ii) far from satisfiable by a product state, yields a polynomial-time algorithm for deciding which of the two mutually exclusive properties (i) or (ii) holds. To show this we apply some tools from combinatorics, entanglement theory and algebraic geometry. The talk is based on joint work with Ashley Montanaro and Changpeng Shao (https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.10699).

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 12:00 am - Thursday, May 16, 2024 11:59 pm EDT

ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Conference 2024

ETSI and the Institute for Quantum Computing are pleased to announce the 10th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Conference, taking place in Singapore on May 14-16, 2024. The event will be hosted by the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore.

This event was designed for members of the business, government, and research communities with a stake in cryptographic standardization to facilitate the knowledge exchange and collaboration required to transition cyber infrastructures and business practices to make them safe in an era with quantum computers. It aims to showcase both the most recent developments from industry and government and cutting-edge potential solutions coming out of the most recent research.