The quest for the first quantum computer is a daunting aspiration. Yet it’s an endeavor that I have no doubt will be accomplished at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
As I look toward to the future, I’m reminded of the incredible growth and success that has already taken place here. It was passion, a bold vision, and the tremendous support of Mike Lazaridis that set the stage for IQC to emerge as a world leader in quantum information.
Combined with Raymond Laflamme’s leadership, IQC has become known as one of the most advanced research facilities in the world – an epicentre of the next information revolution. As IQC celebrates its 15th anniversary, we also say goodbye to Raymond, marking another pivotal point in time in IQC’s history.
At IQC, the biggest ideas are about what happens on the smallest of scales. As the University of Waterloo pursues the goal of becoming one of the most innovative universities in the world, we also welcome a new Vice-President, University Research, Charmaine Dean. Together, as we work towards achieving this substantial goal, there is no question that quantum research will play a significant role by strengthening a global quantum industry with deep societal impact.
Chair, IQC Executive Committee
Vice-President Academic & Provost
University of Waterloo