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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. Sept. 19, 2016Nano-scale Canadian flag sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in lead-up to nation’s 150th birthdayUnveiling the world's smallest national flag at the IQC Open House

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    WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, September 19, 2016) — The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo set a world record for creating a Canadian flag measuring about one one-hundredth the width of a human hair.

  2. Sept. 16, 2016Workshop tackles challenges of protecting businesses and governments from a quantum threat

    Challenges to protecting information and systems from the massive processing power of quantum computers will be the focus of a workshop that the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing will co-host in Toronto next week.

  3. Sept. 6, 2016IQC leads Canada First Research Excellence Fund initiative at Waterloo David Cory and Troy Borneman in the Quiet Lab

    WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, September 6, 2016) — IQC Canada Excellence Research Chair, David Cory heads up Transformative Quantum Technologies funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

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  1. Sept. 30, 2016RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series: Francois Sfigakis

    Title TBA

    If you're coming from the Lazaridis Centre, take the 11:35am shuttle from QNC to RAC1, and they can return to QNC from RAC1 @ 1:15pm.

    A light lunch will be provided.

  2. Oct. 5, 2016PhD Thesis - Razieh AnnabestaniRazieh Annabestani

    Razieh Annabestani of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is defending his thesis:

    Collective Dynamics in NMR and Quantum Noise

    Razieh is supervised by Professor David Cory.

  3. Oct. 14, 2016RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series: Mohd Zeeshan

    Title TBA

    If you're coming from the Lazaridis Centre, take the 11:35am shuttle from QNC to RAC1, and they can return to QNC from RAC1 @ 1:15pm.

    A light lunch will be provided.

All upcoming events
  1. Sept. 27, 2016The 4th ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum Safe Cryptography, TorontoETSI/IQC workshop in progress

    Sep. 19 - Sep. 21, 2016

  2. Sept. 13, 2016Specialized Quantum ComputingAttendees of the Semi-Quantum Computing workshop in 2016

    On August 16-17 we organized (the first1) workshop on Semi-Quantum computing. It was a chance to discuss different approaches towards the first demonstration of a real quantum computational advantage. The approaches are seemingly very different, but many open challenges turn out to be similar.

  3. Aug. 30, 2016How do you make a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science?Artist's rendition of QUANTUM: The Exhibition

    Following a PhD in experimental quantum information and a two-year stint as a postdoctoral researcher, I have been fortunate enough to land my dream job. For the last six years, I have been a full-time outreach scientist. My job is to communicate and teach the wonders of quantum information science and technology to a variety of audiences: from high school students and teachers, to undergraduate students, the general public, government officials and members of the high tech industry.

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Meet our people

Na Young Kim
Faculty, Associate Professor

Na Young Kim leads Quantum Innovation (QuIN) laboratory, aiming to build large-scale quantum processors based on novel materials and advanced technologies. Two kick-off projects are under way: (1) the semiconductor quantum processors project establishes controllable optical and electrical domains, where we learn the insights of exotic materials and fundamental nature of symmetries; (2) the project of the multi-functional classical and quantum device arrays establishes a planar architecture comprising of nano-scale devices with electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical functionality.

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