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Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty positions - apply nowThe Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo. The research happening at IQC harnesses the quantum laws of nature in order to develop powerful new technologies and drive future economies.

If you are new to all things quantum, you may want to see our Quantum computing 101 page. It will provide you with a quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.

  1. June 12, 2017Evolving the infrastructure of cybersecurity

    from SOSCIP

    With activities like online banking and shopping on the rise, Canada will require adept problem solvers to develop secure protocols and encryption software to protect sensitive data.

  2. June 6, 2017Study proves viability of quantum satellite communicationsFlight paths for the 7km arc and line

    from IOP publishing

    Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017.

  3. May 31, 2017IQC graduate student wins Vanier ScholarshipIQC PhD student Daniel Grimmer

    In recognition of his research in open quantum dynamics and his leadership within the Waterloo Physics community, PhD student Daniel Grimmer won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $150,000 over three years.

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  1. July 14, 2017RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    Efficient quantum memory in naturally trapped Rare-Earth ions

    Mahmood Sabooni, IQC

    The ability to map, store quantum states of light (e. g. single photon) to matter and later retrieve is one of the important building blocks of quantum information processing. Such a device is called a quantum memory for light.

  2. Sep. 13 to 15, 2017ETSI / IQC Quantum Safe Workshop 2017ETSI logo

    The 5th European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)/Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) Workshop will take place in London (UK) on 13 – 15 September 2017.

    It will start with a special Executive Track on 13 September and will be followed by an in depth technical track on 14-15 September 2017, on which ETSI is currently calling for presentations and poster session.

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  1. Nov. 8, 2016Launching QUANTUM: The ExhibitionSpecial guests at the launch of QUANTUM: The Exhibition holding a sign with the hashtag #quantumkw

    On August 30, Martin Laforest wrote a blog post about how to create a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science. That exhibition, QUANTUM: The Exhibition, came to life at THEMUSEUM for an invitation-only premiere on October 13, 2016 and then for the general public the next day.

  2. Oct. 11, 2016Alumna Sarah Sheldon on the IBM Quantum ExperienceSarah Sheldon with the USEQIP students

    On Tuesday, June 7, 24 students attending the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) used the IBM Quantum Experience to test algorithms that they were learning about in the classroom. Former IQC  PhD student, Dr. Sarah Sheldon, now a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, introduced the students to the platform, assisted them in working through examples and described the inner workings of IBM’s quantum processor.

  3. Sep. 27, 2016The 4th ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum Safe Cryptography, TorontoETSI/IQC workshop in progress

    Sep. 19 - Sep. 21, 2016

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Meet our people

Michael Reimer

Faculty, Assistant Professor

Michael Reimer joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

After receiving his BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo, Michael spent two years in industry at JDS Uniphase as an R&D Engineer. He then went on to earn his MSc in Engineering Physics at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.

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